Sunday, October 23, 2011
This lovely bedroom by New York interior designer Sara Story is a marvelous mix of Chinoiserie, Hermes, and modern. Created for the Orchard Hill Show House, it was featured in Traditional Home. The mansion's location amidst the soaring trees of Old Westbury Gardens inspired her to use a wallpaper with birds and branches. But instead of the more expected choice of a blue background for the sky, she chose the orange Gracie wallpaper to create the feeling of the sky at sunset. The Hermes pillow, throw blanket, and boxes give the room a luxe and chic edge, while the sleek black furnishings really pop against the orange walls. With its combination of orange and black, this room is fresh and modern, yet elegant and fanciful.