“I am as curious about color as one would be visiting a new country, because I have never concentrated so closely on color expression. Up to now, I have waited at the gates of the temple.” -Henri Matisse
I knew I was going to have a blast with this client from the minute we met. A writer, mother, and adventurous woman, and someone who is intoxicated by color. Maybe it was her eclectic taste, or her romantic family history, or her rich Indian culture… either way she was ready to take the plunge and turn an all white bungalow into a feast for the eyes.
A busy family of four in need of a place to entertain, relax and double as a home office. I began pulling swatches of my fave wallpapers and fabrics and we chose color schemes and textures for each room. Reminiscent of the pigments thrown into the air during the Holi Festival, a mix of Asian inspired decor, dreamy blues, fiery orange, vintage objects and modern twists on traditional pieces turned this home into a haven.
Vintage sari turned pillow | Nina Campbell Birdcage Walk Wallpaper | Mirrored dressers as end tables | Custom Silk Velvet upholsetered bench | One of a kind vintage Japanese lamps from the 1920’s | D.L. Rhein Embroidered Pillows | Capiz Lotus Chandelier
A carved Indian desk in the master bedroom provides a place of solace for the woman of the house with a re-upholstered vintage chair fit for a queen.
A place of reflection. Say it with Words book covers | Pearl covered pens | One of the client’s family treasures – love letters written by her father to her mother | Traditional Prayer beads pop in kelly green
A dining room that serves as the main gathering place in the home. School work, blog writing, script reading, dining with family and friends. The space is super comfortable for everyone while keeping with the sophisticated vibe.
Orange Silk Lanterns hang over a hand carved grey wash dining table | A vintage embroidered fabric makes the perfect table runner | D.L. Rhein Embroidered Pillows | Etched Greek key urn is the perfect vessel for fresh tigerlilies | Orange linen covered boxes hide supplies that are used daily
A big fan of the Hollywood Regency style, we made a custom Chesterfield tufted in white velvet to anchor the room. Linen chairs and nail head stools are perfect for pulling up a seat when company is over, which is often in this house. How about that room divider! I grabbed it when I was searching for another client and knew the colors were made for this room. A silver woven ottoman doubles as a coffee table and hidden storage.
Books from the clients travels | Vintage Hindu Statues | A silver dipped elephant accents an antique Japanese lamp and marble top table | Hand carved wooden chairs in natural linen | D.L. Rhein Embroidered Pillows | Fuchsia Cashmere Throw
I get a smile on my face every time I walk into this home. It is a perfect display to match a family filled with love, hope and laughter.