Here it is! Designing a room for a Showhouse is a little like having a baby and today I'm a proud mama! The room was inspired by my daughter CeCe who is heading to St. Andrews University in Scotland this Fall. I wanted to create a stylish guest bedroom suite for her, a spirited NYC girl with a penchant for exotic travel. The suite is opulent yet casual, featuring an eclectic mix of bold hues and luxurious textures creating a uniquely Hamptons retreat.
The grasscloth "Moroccan" wallcovering from Phillip Jeffries is a unifying element to the room bringing the 8'-13' walls together into one cohesive space. The fabrics were all Duralee, a playful yet sophisticated mix of greys, lavender and honeydew green in luxurious silks and velvets. The carpet, Peony from The Rug Company, is sculptural and feminine, the perfect compliment to the dark wood floors and wallcovering. Modern black and white photography gives the room a young, edgy feel.
Because the room was designed for a young woman, I added decidedly feminine touches with a modern twist. The black and white photo is fun and slightly sexy and the lavender Kelli hide lamp from Arteriors adds a glamorous note.
Adding Vintage Pieces To The Mix
I found the pair of vintage Mid-Century chairs which are attributed to Vladimir Kagan C. 1950's on Ebay. They were in great condition-I had them reupholstered in a soft Duralee Oyster velvet and had nailhead trim added. A classic Bamboo garden stool is used as a table between the two chairs. Behind the chairs, a Vintage Hendredon Console C. 1970's sits below a whimsical Orbit mirror from Mecox Gardens. The sculptural and really fun Ion pendant from Hinkley dangles above the room.
The Alexander Console from Clearly Classic at Donghia is the perfect addition to a side wall. The Moorish design echos the wallpaper but the lucite makes it a subtle statement. Personal pieces were added to the vignette-a shell collected and brought home from Santorini and a beautiful black and white photo complimented the Cig Harvey print and tropical coconut plant. Beneath the console I repurposed a pair of Bubble garden vases from Mecox Gardens and filled them with magazines bringing a pop of unexpected color.
Last minute touches-
The boudoir pillows are in a great zig zag silk fabric from Duralee. It's the first fabric I found for the room and really the starting point for the color and fabric selection for the room. The final finishing touch was the addition of a pair of plaster elephant sconces that I found at a thrift shop just days before. I think they look great resting on the Grace and Blake lucite X-bench!
CeCe loved the room and of course is hoping to see some of the pieces in her room sometime soon!