Lilly Pulitzer’s estate is going up for auction on February 22nd. The iconic fashion designer’s estate includes furniture, art and decorative objects.
Lilly began her journey to fame by starting a juice stand using her husbands produce. After discovering that the juice stained her dresses she designed shift dresses in colorful patterns so she could hide the juice stains. It didn’t take long before the dresses sold more than the juice, and the “Lilly” dress became a big hit. Pulitzer’s dresses have been worn by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Caroline Kennedy, and members of the Rockefeller, Vanderbilt and Whitney families.
Many beautiful items are available to be purchased via Leslie Hindman Auctions.
The Home Tour:
When I first saw the room it reminded me of a really tacky granny house, but when you look at the items on their own (taken out of the floral room and each item on their own) it is actually quite beautiful. I think because the rooms are so large it is easy to get overwhelmed with pattern. In person I am positive it would look amazing.
The metallic and gold ornate dining table is beautiful. The wooden sideboard is a classic that I could see in a high end home in america. The floral sofas are a bit granny, but other than that the pieces are pretty timeless.
That mirror is calling my name. All of these items are things you could never find just flipping through a catalog anymore. So pretty. These items in a hallway with dark wood floors and white or light grey walls? BEAUTIFUL.
The Dining Room:
Taking out the floral and wicker chairs, the accessories are actually quite fun in here! The dishes are hilarious, and the artwork fun and colorful.
Same thing, ditch the florals and neon colors, place the items in a more toned down room and I would take it as is. The cane / wicker bar stools would be so fun and the equestrian paintings are a classic.
Wow more florals… and neon cat statues. But the casegoods and antique items are stunning.
It just wouldn’t feel like home without a really expensive fridge and freezer, custom painted to look like a cheap Mexican hotel blanket. *Shudder* this room has no redeeming qualities except that it would be pretty once I took a sledge hammer to it. I know an experienced handyman in London. I am betting there are a few projects that could be tackled in this house.
What items would you bid on if you could?