Designing a room for a Showhouse is the ultimate adventure for an interior designer. You are the client and the space is yours to design and build--its a designer's chance to channel her dreams and inspiration and create a space for the perfect client, you! I've always wanted my own sitting room, a sophisticated, girly room where I can write, relax and dress without the inevitable audience of kids and dogs. I chose to design a sitting room at the Designer Showhouse of NY using my favorite soft blue hue and furnishing it with a mix of antiques and modern luxuries.
The carpet, a gorgeous silk and wool combo from The Rug Company is the ultimate indulgence--its Kelly Wearstler's "Flaunt," an eclectic mix of bold blue streaks on a creamy background.
I staged the space with my killer Ralph Lauren platforms-perfect night on the town dancing heels!
Every room needs a touch of whimsy. This brass whippet from Flessas Design is so chic and won't leave footprints on the rug!
The desk is all out glam-Delphine from Jonathan Adler outfitted with an antique painted Empire chair from Lee Calicchio Ltd. The curtains are blue silk trimmed in a gorgeous tape, both from Highland Court.
To me, the ultimate in girly glamour is a big, beautiful ottoman. I custom designed this tufted poof in blue velvet from Robert Allen and made it 42", big enough to lounge and catch up on reading!
The gilded Chinese Chippendale etagere fits the side wall perfectly and houses favorite books and mementos.
Luxe fur pillows add texture and drama to a wall of Intaglio prints. Plain Jane doors were panelled and modern door pulls installed to complete the room.
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