Sep 162014
 

I just love this look.  Classical wall panels with comfortable upholstered headboard and furnishings.  The walls need nothing else.  They look elegant , have artistry and establish symmetry.  The wall panels are available from Decorators Supply.

decorators supply wall panels

The panel center ornamentation #9894   24″ x 19-3/4″  $367

panel center ornamentation

Love large ornamentation that is beautifully carved as a center feature framed with  large multiple wall panels with decorative corners.

wall panels with ornamentation

Create your own panel design.  Here are some great centers from Decorators Supply and a Link to our Blog about Decorators Supply and Composition Ornament.

#27057  French Cartouche 36″ x 24″ x 3″ $301.79.  Available in Resin.

French Cartouche

#11628  8-1/4″ x 23-1/2″ $138.48.  Composition ornament.

urn #5538 Empire 28″ x 29″ x 1/2″ Relief $442.84.

empire ornament

Trend Alert  Look for lots of inspiration from fashion and design during the 1930’s, ’40s, and  ’50s; particularly the work of George Stacey.  He was a master of blending the old with the cutting edge.

George Stacey

Fireplace Surround

Fireplace surround

George Stacey designed for Grace Kelly, Ava Gardner, Babe Paley, Diana Vreeland and Frances Cheney.  Check out  Maureen Footer’s book,  George Stacey and the Creation of American Chic.

George Stacey

Ava Gardner

Diana Vreeland

Living Room by George Stacey

Babe Paley

Diana VreelandThat American Chic Style included glimmering satin banquettes; pale, painted neoclassical antiques; and bold-hued walls.  Check out today’s chic style setters using pale painted neoclassical antiques, shimmering metallics, yummy pastels and jewel tones.

satin banquettes

pastel chair

painted chest

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Pastel Pink for fashions and interiors.

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1930s Bed Design

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Another great book; Veranda A Passion for Living: Houses of Style and Inspiration.

A Passion For Living Houses of Style and Inspiration

Blush handbags

Kate Spade

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Valentino

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 September 16, 2014  Posted by at 5:13 pm Inspirations and How To Get The Look, Interior Design 1 Response »
Sep 022014
 

My last Blog on Best Dressed Walls focused on period walls. Ever since I have had an eye out for beautiful walls created for today’s classical lifestyle.  I would love to credit this magnificent work.  If anyone knows please send it to me.

wall mural

Timothy Corrigan

Tented room with colorful fabric

classical library designed by timothy corrigan

Classical walls have so many possibilities.  Using molding to create a grid, panels and symmetrical designs are the beginning of turning the modern intrusion,  drywall, into beautiful walls.  

Mr. Corrigan used mirrors with a lovely patina, great moulding in this elegant hallway.

patina mirror paneled hallway

This is so special.

fretwork panels

Vintage Best Dressed Walls – Villa Perosa, The Chinese Gallery, Architectural Digest September 2014

Chinese Gallery - Villar Perosa

Majolica Plaques ornament the walls of the Dining Room in the Villar Perosa Estate

majolica plaques ornament dining room walls

painted panels

coffered effect on the walls

Plain drywall with a lovely collection of framed images.  I would go further and add panels which I would then organize the collection in.

drywall with framed prints

panels with artwork

wall grid with panel moulding

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Alidad Embossed leather

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Venice Luxury Hotel, Gritti Palace

Gritti Palace Panels

Gritti Palace Panels

gritti palace paneled guest room

Love the color palette.

Gritti Palace wall panels

The Gritti Palace used very similar styles for the panels in the guest rooms with different color palettes.

Gritti Palace

wall panels and mirror

wall panels with lovely faux finish

blue and white porcelain

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Aug 192014
 

This month’s issue of  Traditional Home focuses on the influence fashion has on how we decorate our homes.  According to Ann Omvig Maine, Editor in Chief of Traditional Home, “The fabrics, the textures, the colors, the patterns and the intriguing detailing spotted on Fashion Week’s runways have a way of popping up in the home. ”  Fashion design and home design have a symbiotic relationship, each looking to the other for creative inspiration.  Here are some of my observations from Fashion Week Spring and Fall 2014 and interior designs.

Dolce Gabbana

Dolce Gabbana Mosaic inspiration fabric

Dolce Gabbana mosaic fabric fashions

Dolce Gabbana mosaic inspired fabric fashions

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Ravenna Mosaic

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