Monday, March 22, 2010

Taking Inspiration From...

This bedroom in Traditional Home turned my head, and not just mine…. a client of mine stopped down with picture in hand – clearly we are both on the same page...

I love the butterfly art – subtle but interesting. It reminds me of a 3-D butterfly panel I just commissioned for another client. I have wanted to do one of these for a while...

I'd like to jump on this bed - not that they would invite me back if I did, but it looks comfortable and the shape has a very unisex glam appeal. In fact this is what my client saved the picture for. Not an easy find - yes, it's custom.

BUT my very favorite part of this room is the nightstands and mirrors above them - to-die-for. The metallic finish and the shape of the mirrors are pure perfection. I met the Design Team behind them this weekend at the Architectural Digest Show - Design Red. I spotted the nightstands on their wall of projects and instantly recognized them. Turns out they were originally oak - brought to life by filling the grain and applying an aged metallic finish. Maybe I could learn to love oak - a trick worth remembering. What an amazing transformation...

http://www.designredstudio.com/index.html

Did I also mention the rock crystal lamps and accessories? They are are spot-on too.

And lastly, the paint. Although it looks gray, it's actually taupe - I know firsthand. When I was looking for my own gray I went to SOHO for a look at Elephants Breath by Farrow & Ball. It was a no-go, but if I were going by the name alone, it sure sounded gray to me - not even close...

Apparently elephants may not be gray after all... I looked them up online and was surprised to find them looking pretty taupe. Who knew? Could it be all the dust? If so Kitty and I should be taupe by now too

6 comments:

Hamptontoes said...

Beautiful room!

K@forgottenfave said...

Those nightstands really are a work of art aren't they? Gorgeous room!

Dream Mom said...

Gorgeous room. Love the bed, very glam. I love the mirrors as well. Not sure about the butterflies.

As for grays, I am totally in love with this gray wall paint that Sarah Richardson used in one of her makeovers (see HGTV, Sarah's House and it's in one of the homes she's redone); it's in the foyer. It's a gray paint and she has a white settee in there. The gray paint is just perfection. Sadly, it was by ICI Dulux(?) and I can't remember the name-maybe French White or Natural White? They listed it in the shopping guide but I forget. I think they were purchased by Glidden so I am not sure what color it would be in Glidden's professional line.

I just checked out a book on Victorian furniture this week and I have been drooling over the amazing beds-all of the stunning detail. I checked it out after seeing a "to die for" parlor chair on Craigslist with a heart shaped back. He sold it before my bid came through. Sigh.

Gabrielle said...

My vote total gorgeous, with first prize going to the bed side table, followed by the bed taking a close second, with those rock lamps third and forth but not least those mirrors....mmmm.
I have to say I get so excited when I press on your blog and see there is a new present waiting for me. Thank you.

Gabrielle said...

My vote total gorgeous, with first prize going to the bed side table, followed by the bed taking a close second, with those rock lamps third and forth but not least those mirrors....mmmm.
I have to say I get so excited when I press on your blog and see there is a new present waiting for me. Thank you.

Kelly Giesen said...

Thanks for all the comments. I found a closer up photo of the nightstands so I posted it too.