Monday, December 31, 2007

Tony Duquette Homage

More of Bergdorf Goodman's homage to Tony Duquette today, because who could possibly show all 5 windows in 1 post? Duquette is the best match for Bergdorf's Christmas windows with his sense of wonder and fantasy.
Plus Duquette's philosophy that if some is good, more is better makes a perfect fit.
An obsessive attention to detail - no surfaces are left unembellished.
Here a chanteuse sings in the "Light" window.
All the windows have a natural element theme:
Light - Air - Water - Fire - EarthAnd monkeys are EVERYWHERE! Here in top hat and tails...Tony Duquette's DawnridgeHere a picture from Duquette's house in LA, "Dawnridge". The "Air" window inspired as much of Duquette's decorations were, by the East.
With Duquette it's hard to know what to look at first. His love for highly layered surfaces were inspired by global cultures and incorporated spectacular antiques. The multi-faux finishes reflect Duquette's love of exotic over-the-top decorating.
Monkeys in gold-encrusted outfits...
Tony Duquette's DawnridgeDuquette's bedroom at "Dawnridge" surely inspired the Bergdorf's windows...
A studious monkey from the "Water" window...
Even more monkeys...
Tony DuquetteThe new Tony Duquette book by Wendy Goodman and Hutton Wilkinson - the source of all this inspiration and excitement.

THANK YOU Bergdorf Goodmans and the display team for another set of fabulous holiday windows!!!


  1. Carol,
    I'm about to spend New Years eve at a 225 yr old Bucks Cnty farmhouse, owned by an "overtheTOP!Decorator. TONS OF FAUX "STUFF."
    But it sure has charm. Happy New Year!

  2. Anonymous9:16 AM

    Happy New Year Carol.

    I am looking forward to more great posts here next year.

  3. Anonymous10:16 AM

    I'm loving all this Duquette enthusiasm in the blogosphere lately and I REALLY want that book! Great post!

  4. Anonymous10:28 AM

    Wishing you a very Happy and inspired year.

  5. Tony Duquette makes Roccoco look like a good way! How exciting..might have to have this book too. Some people just take take life by the teeth and say why not? Alot! Truly inspiring.WOW, WOW, WOW! All those monkeys.. Thanks. And Happiest of New Years to you.
    All best, Jan

  6. Happy new Years Eve, Carol!
    Hope your last day of 07 is filled with all the beauty and deliciousness you have given us all year :-)

  7. Absolutely divine~
    Happy New Year
    may we all be blessed with only the best.

    Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself
    that this very moment is the only one you know
    you have for sure.
    ~Oprah Winfrey

    Where there is faith, there is love
    Where there is love, there is peace,
    Where there is peace there is God,
    And where there is God, there is no need.
    Leo Tolstoy

    Tomorrow is a brand new day with no mistakes
    Anne of Green Gables

    Live simply
    Love generously
    Care deeply
    Speak kindly
    and leave the rest to God.
    Precious and fragile things need special handling!
    Depech Mode!

    We tend to forget that happiness
    does not come as a result of getting
    something we don't have
    but rather of recognizing and
    appreciating what we do have
    Frederick Koening

  8. Thank you a bazillion times for the incredible images, Carol! I hope you have a wonderful 2008. Now I have to go find that book!

  9. Happy New Year's and thanks for such a splendid and wondrous blog!

  10. Anonymous8:16 AM

    A luscious New Year to you and more lusciousness please in 2008!


  11. Anonymous10:41 AM

    Happy New Year, Carol. You have shared so much with us all and I appreciate all the creativity, beauty, diligence, and humor that have been a part of your blog and photos and artwork. A big Merci!

  12. Anonymous12:36 PM

    Hello Caroll !
    How are you on this last day 2007, agent Caroll ?
    I looked at your blog these last days and I've admired your "vitrines "especially the one with the man and his animal attributes ! at least a realistic man !

  13. WOW!! What blue...what gold...which is up and which is down...??

    Happy New Year! Bonne Année!

    Meilleurs voeux!!

  14. Great pix. And I got two gift cards to Bergdorfs! Yay.

  15. Anonymous6:06 PM

    A wonderful way to start the new year! (Yes, I know I'm late). Magnificent windows and phenomenal shots of Duquette's own house. Curious choice of animal for the Air window.....the animal least likely to be airbound: elephant!

  16. Happy New Year Carol, and best-best wishes for 2008. May it be delicious and macaron filled!

  17. Wow! What windows!

    May you have a wonderful year this year! Full of macarons and whatever else you want. :)

  18. Anonymous8:11 AM

    I'd never seen Duquette's work. Amazing! Thanks for sharing and for creating this wonderful blog.

  19. Anonymous5:50 PM

    Happy New Year Carol!!!Gloire à Paris Breakfast!!


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