Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Correction: Will the real designer please stand up?


I have been informed that this house, whose gorgeous rooms I have featured countless times on La Dolce Vita over the past six months, actually belongs to Preston Lee's design partner, Jennifer Dyer and was not designed by Preston after all. I will not disclose exactly why I was under the impression that it belonged to Preston, but there was no way of knowing otherwise.

However, now I know that it was in fact designed by Jennifer, who lives in this beautiful home.


I always try my absolute best to give credit where credit is due and I think anyone who is part of the blog world knows that sometimes, this can be somewhat of a challenge. This has never happened to me before and I certainly do not intend for it to ever happen again, but I must say that the way that the house was presented on Top Design and on certain websites made it seem as though this was in fact Preston's home. I still think he is incredibly talented and believe that this was all a simple miscommunication on behalf of a few people.


More of Jennifer Dyer's Chic Abode:




Images via Preston and Jennifer's website, Design & Style

13 comments:

Brilliant Asylum said...

I believe I have seen this credited as Preston's work elsewhere too. It is a lovely home regardless. Good job to whomever the credit is due!

...love Maegan said...

oh but it is dreamy.

Blair said...

Oh, that bedroom is amazing--I love the colors and those window treatments! Really, breathtaking!

Paloma {La Dolce Vita} said...

Blair, I absolutely love the bedroom as well! The colors are gorgeous and I love the color of the walls and the trellis drapes, of course.

Don'tCare/LoveRedCoral said...

I, too, am sure I have seen the first two photos attributed to Preston Lee. So glad you were able to let your readers know that it is Jennifer's amazing work. Thanks for your detective work.

No.35style said...

well regardless, i'm still loving that bedroom!

Lucinda said...

I always thought that living room was Preston's, designed by Preston. Not your fault whatsoever. Jennifer Dyer, watch out for Preston!

Linda Merrill said...

Hi Paloma - how do you know it's Jennifer Dyer's house? I just reviewed my recordings of Top Design, which I covered extensively, and those pics were credited on television as Preston's home - which is why everyone thought it was. So, if it's not Preston's, he must have mis-represented the work to the producers. It doesn't make a lot of sense since their partnership was announced after the show aired, so if he was using her images, she knew it. Also, he had a seperate website with equally lovely designs,
http://www.prestonleedesign.com/

Paloma {La Dolce Vita} said...

Linda, I'll just say you're getting warm...very warm!

Paloma {La Dolce Vita} said...

I'm back! I just wanted to add that honesty is usually the best policy. You can't really be upset with people if you were the one who made them believe something was the truth.

Lauren said...

just gorgeous!!! (You are now making me so curious!!! hahah)

Carolina said...

This living room and dining room was represented on Bravo's design competition as his Los Angeles home.

bandelle said...

I still absolutely love that bedroom regardless of who designed it. But oh my goodness, how confusing!

Kylie