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October 19, 2010

I decided to do a post that showed a design that only had items that were available for immediate purchase.  No trade fabrics, or custom furnishings.  Everything you see below in this design board is available to the general public for purchase.  In fact I found it all on the web.

We shall start with our inspiration; wallpaper from Anthropologie: A traditional look, cheery and fun.

 

Anthropologie Mansfield Court wallpaper

 

Next we find a rug from Horchow: A modern take on the zebra rug – we pull in a bit of orange and offset the traditionally leaning wallpaper.

 

Horchow Albino Zebra rug

 

A pair of chairs from Z Gallerie: a silvery gray velvet – the lack of pattern calms the busy wallpaper and rug, without being boring.

 

Z Gallerie Soho chair

 

A sofa and recamier from Horchow: Adding the charcoal gray and modern lines of this sofa keep the look fresh.  The recamier adds an element of tradition and settles the blue in the room.

 

Horchow Haute House Velvet sofa

 

 

Horchow Azure recamier Old Hickory Tannery

 

Side tables from Williams Sonoma Home: This table adds a modern yet whimsical touch.

 

Williams Sonoma Home Hickory Chair Side Table

 

Some Beeeyoooutiful Murano lamps from Swank Lighting: These lamps are all about glamour and elegance.  The lavender is in keeping with our blue and gray palette.

 

Swank Vintage Barbini Lavender Opaline Lamps

 

A lovely coffee table from Horchow: Tradition and elegance personified.

 

Horchow Mirage coffee table

 

Curtains from Neiman Marcus: Softens the busy-ness of the wallpaper and adds another layer to our blue and gray palette.

 

Neiman Marcus Amity Home Silk Curtain in Greystone

 

Some delightful accessories: Splash of orange to help pick up the delight of the wallpaper, and a warm gold in a modern shape.

 

Z Gallerie Faux Coral

 

 

Jonathan Adler Gold Bird Bowl

 

When using a heavily patterned wallpaper it is always good to tone down the rest of the fabrics – don’t eliminate all pattern and color but layer it on with different hues that flow. Finally, put in pops of complimentary colors for some eye-feasting. Mix up periods with modern and traditional and Voila! A room you could have in a matter of weeks!

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  1. November 3, 2010 3:51 pm

    As someone who is trying to design my own home without the use of a decorator, I always appreciate suggestions for resources that are not to the trade only.

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