When your client has a good eye and impeccable taste, decorating her home is a thrill. We helped this client choose paint, fabrics and wallpaper for a major renovation (which we also designed) that added a kitchen and family room over an existing garage, a master suite above, and an extra bedroom in the attic. The client already had a distinctive collection of furnishings, so we helped her place them throughout the new areas, along with a few new pieces that would tie it all together, and created a new lighting design to properly illuminate the home and its new décor.
A bold chandelier and vibrant wallpaper in the dining room, for example, lets the client’s vintage dining set and sideboard pop. Her existing plum-colored sofas in the living room are now balanced with an over-dyed, aquamarine rug. Window treatments and throw pillows mix both those colors for a vivid counterpoint against creamy, high-gloss walls.
The drama continues in the library, where we painted its paneled walls in an unforgettable glossy peacock blue that sets off the client’s existing artwork. We also added a new velvet sofa and textured cocktail table, which rest atop layered rugs that mix tailored, woven wool with white, Australian long sheepskin. Masculine wool window treatments from Holland & Sherry add an additional layer of sophistication.
The master suite is the main event. We enveloped the bedroom in layers of fabric and plush carpeting; the result is a cocoon of silk and linens. A striking Tree of Life floral by Schumacher, which the owner had fallen in love with, covers an armchair. The lady’s closet is set off with an island saturated in glossy magenta that echoes the Schumacher pattern’s accents. The designer elements flow into the bathroom, which features a herringbone “rug” of tile, and mirrors layered one over another.
We enjoyed an interactive, working relationship with our client as the project moved from architectural plans to construction and interior design. The result is a seamless layout with bold-stroke layering of texture and color.