Tuesday, December 4, 2012

My Virtual Living Room at Design du Monde

The vintage Fornasetti ottoman I used as a cocktail table
DC area artist Kerry Steele (I have two of her pieces) and blogger (Design du Monde) had the very clever idea of asking some local interior design bloggers to each create a room for a Virtual Show House shown below. I was asked to design the living room. Please go check it out here. It reflects my interior design aesthetic and some of the operating principles I tend to use in doing a room -

A mix of high end and accessible pieces
A dramatic piece of art - generally an abstract
A pop of red
A mix of new, vintage, and antique
Traditional, but with a fun and whimsical edge
Black to ground the pastels I am drawn to
An investment piece to really up the ante of the room
A neutral, classic couch
Elements of Chinoiserie


  1. Thanks for coming Beth. I am really loving your high/low mix for this room.

  2. That is a long recipe that obviously works well for you. Here is mine...email my friend who writes a Chinoiserie blog.

  3. The like the idea of mixing new, vintage, and antique design. Thanks for sharing.