I spent most of yesterday in the windows at Bloomingdale's working on finishing up my Apartment Therapy entry: The Writer's Romantic Supper. I was cheek and jowl with Eddie Ross, who brought in a TON of antiques for his window, and Eileen Joyce's team, who knew exactly what they were doing and finished up first.
In a few minutes I'm off to do the absolute finishing touches and all the windows will be photographed tonight. By tomorrow this time, you'll see all the voting live at BigWindowChallenge.com and the race will be on. Below are all the in process pics. You can also follow Eddie and me on twitter: http://twitter.com/eddieross & http://twitter.com/maxwellat and hear what the word is on the street.
Eileen Joyce's window at the start of yesterday
My window at the start of yesterday - only the Bloomingdale's big pieces are in.
More of Eddie's accessories awaiting installation. Note outrageous chandelier and mirrored glass coffee table.
My Thomas O'Brien silver chandelier getting a final shine before being installed in the window. It's huge.
Eileen's window from the outside.. progress, progress...
Eddie's window from the outside. Eddie is at right.
My window from the outside.
My window coming together late in the day with the stunning Neisha Crosland wallpaper and vintage portraits that came from Michele Varian's store.
A closeup of the portraits on loan from Michele Varian.
And finally, my star accessory, a red Etro smoking jacket, borrowed from my friend, Amor, which will grace the humongous Ralph Lauren chair by the end of the day today.
Here's a great post by Mark Chamberlain, who I pulled in to do two trompe l'oeil bookcases on the side walls: >> A Trompe L'Oeil At Bloomingdale's