Tuesday, May 25

Jan Showers: The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton

The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton in Dallas is a new luxury high-rise designed by Robert A. M. Stern Architects. To ‘wow’ prospective buyers, The Ritz-Carlton employed world-class designers Jan Showers, Carleton Varney and Laura Hunt to create jaw-droppings spaces.

The 13th floor residence, a very spacious luxury home, has been transformed by Jan. Known for fashioning rooms that fuse different eras, she is a master at accessorizing. From vintage bar carts and 1970’s Gucci frames, to beautiful Murano glass chandeliers, Jan’s designs exemplify glamor.

While in Dallas I had an opportunity to view the space with Jan before it opened to the public. It was a beautiful, sunny late afternoon when I took the photos. Colorful glass and beautiful mirrors sparkled in every room.

Jan has graciously offered a personalized, signed copy of her book Glamorous Rooms to one All the Best reader. To be entered in the drawing, simply leave a comment telling me which type of accessories you collect or what you love most in the photos. Tomorrow I will have a profile on Jan.















Photos by Ronda Carman

45 comments:

A Perfect Gray said...

the color combinations and art pieces are stunning...

Mona Thompson said...

Just beautiful! Would love to stay there.

Sherry said...

I'm loving the lucite bar and the art over the sofa!

Dandy said...

Thank you for the tour. I love all of her lamps and lighting. I always search them out in the D & D. Her work is so elegant, yet livable. Really wonderful. Suitable for Fred and Ginger, and for us. :)

ALL THE BEST said...

Love the Fred and Ginger comment!

Balsamo Antiques and Interior Design said...

elegant
approachable
inviting
great style
thanks for the tour

rosiecampbell said...

They have created a stunning rooms. Staying there would be easy, checking out would be hard!

Erika @ BluLabel Bungalow said...

I love it! I also saw the work she did for the brother/sister duo also in Dallas. Not sure if it was the same building though...

She's such a remarkable talent!

flip flop and fancy free said...

Sparkling glamour and restrained colors make me wish to climb into one of those beds for a nice nap.

mary said...

The nudes look like Negulesco (sp?) drawings-so elegantly understated. The entire space is gorgeous and perfectly balanced. Thanks for the great photos.

Karena said...

The art, the color palette, the serenity, Jan's design work is stunning! Would love her book!

Karena
Art by Karena

Teresa Meyer aka TheStamfordWife said...

What beautiful spaces. I'm a huge fan of Jan Showers work. Every room she creates is just so elegant and yet comfortable. Her lamps are stunning! Love, love, love!

Maria@Live Beautifully said...

I love how Jan mixes eras so effortlessly. Every space she creates is elegant and liveable. I am a huge fan of her work. I actually have a link to her Glamorous Rooms book on my blog page. I love her lamps and her glass collections. Stunning!

lmcmac said...

I love the ethereal looking lamps and glassware - lovely, elegant with a touch of sparkle - all add up to glamour!

Kelly R said...

I love the picture of the bar with the reflection of Reunion Tower in the mirror. So chic, so Dallas!

Pam said...

I covet the nude sketches over the sofa. Classic, sexy and sophisticated!

Sarah said...

Nothing beats Jan's rooms. I love her lamps and tables.

Bumby Scott said...

Hi Ronda, thanks for the tour, how great for you to hear the wonderful stories. My two favorites in the photos are the fireplace and the wall covering in the corner. I enjoy collecting Egyptian art and combining it with simple Down East flavoring.

Always Bumby

Ricardo Moreno said...

I have loved Jan Showers work for many years in design. Her spaces always have the right blend of contemporary luxury with-out being too over the top or stuffy. I have a few collections, One of which is sterling silver picture frames, i love taking very classic and modern and combining them on dark contemporary picture ledges (Which i fill with wonderfully sepia toned, black and white images of my family and friends, my second are wonderful coffee table books ranging from graphic, interior and architectural design, and quote books of famous phrases to leave open for my guests to read.

Sidney said...

Hi Ronda -
I love how Jan frequently uses mirrored tables (side or coffee)- glamorous, but not too much.

Helen Young said...

Hi Ronda -

I love how Jan frequently uses mirrored tables (side or coffee). Glamorous but not too much.
Helen

Pat said...

I love the bathroom and the nudes over the sofa. A gorgeous spot !

Whits said...

those milk glass looking turquoise lamps are so lovely!

Laura said...

I would love to stay there during my trip to Dallas in three weeks!

Loving those teal lamps. So fun!

Helen Young said...

oops posted twice - once from my husband's account and then from mine. Sorry about that!
Helen

Porchlight Interiors said...

Truly amazing interior. I would be over the moon to stay here.

pve design said...

I am loving all the surfaces, the subtle surfaces and the touches that make it homey.
pve

Sally@DivineDistractions said...

Jan is a Dallas legend, and it's great to see more of her work. Im drawn to two things in every photograph...the art and the lamps...masterful !

qerat said...

STUNNING spaces
And you are a great photographer too :)

cindy said...

I love the color of the bedside lamps, so beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Great follow through with glassware,good colors, easy on the eye. TRANSITIONS WELL WITH THE FABRICS AND FURNITURE! DEFINITELY THE GLASSWARE IS MY FAVORITE!!!!!

Lori Reed said...

What spoke to my heart first was the way the blue color of the double gourd lamps spoke to the bed pillow....my mind said, ahhh...very relaxing!

As I continued through the photos I noticed Jan's use of color interplay between objects, making one connect to another.

Lyndsy @ L Kae Interiors said...

What a beautiful space!! I love the paintings in the Master Bedroom and the addition of the table lamp in the bathroom. I think that is a great touch that adds to the homey feel. I have a tendency to collect design books... I love to have stacks near me at all times!

Cindy said...

Love Jan's understated, elegant color palette. Very calming and easy to live with.

Jessica said...

I love the lucite legs on her benches! I have a thing for shiny lucite anyway, and tend to collect bar cart accessories in lucite or accessories for my desk. Can't get enough of them!

Cyn said...

Thanks for the great photos, Ronda.

Jan Showers is such a talent. I love her color blocked pillows, they are like Josef Albers paintings.

Personally, I collect anything tortoiseshell (tea caddies, cigarette cases, picture frames). I love it all! Thank you for the giveaway, that book has been on my wish list!

Shelly Mcke said...

Wow! Do I lov the emerald green tear drop shape glass decanter on the console table. As a collector of glass and crystal decanters, this piece just stole my heart.

Elizabeth Curtis said...

I love the lamps (who doesn't?) and the block pillows. I am drawn to anything mother-of-pearl...boxes, picture frames, even flatware. Just lovely!

izzy said...

I love the lamps (who doesn't?) and the block pillows. Thanks for giving us a look into another beautiful Jan Showers showcase.
I like to collect anything with mother of pearl on it...boxes, picture frames, and flatware.

Anne said...

I loved the mix of mirror, lucite along with the incredible lamp in the photo of the bar. Even the Bombay Saphire was a beautiful addition!

The Zhush said...

Oh the lucite...that bar, those lamps! LOVE IT!

CBSMOM said...

Each photo is like a gift. The rooms look like they were pulled together slowly with years of favorite things.
Linda K.Smith

CashmereLibrarian said...

I love the mirrored furniture and the upholstered headboard!

elle mac said...

I loved the books on the table-- it would make me want to enjoy the view with some afternoon tea and just peruse the books and relax.

Anonymous said...

I expected more. No wow factor here.