2015 Hampton Designer Showhouse

Everyone loves a blue bedroom. That was my working philosophy when I undertook the decoration of a large, sunny bedroom for the 2015 Hampton Designer Showhouse.

I wanted to create a space that was serene but glamorous — I dubbed it "Jackie Kennedy meets Jean Harlow."

I started with the rug, an over-scaled wool and silk pattern from Tufenkian, and the rest quickly fell into place. The wall color was a pale blue-green base, given depth and complexity by a series of tinted glazes with slight hints of metallic, all enhanced by a metallic wallpaper applied in unexpected places such as the peaked gable and the door inserts.

There were many other highlights in the room, such as the immense Moravian Star chandelier shimmering above. The window treatment was achieved by using three complementary sheer fabrics, one sculpted as a lambrequin, the other two layered as voluptuously full draperies. The bed was vintage Karl Springer, and the bench at is foot was custom made.

Traditional Home magazine was the media sponsor, and I was delighted to be given a full page in their July/August edition as well as a feature on the Duralee Fabric blog and an interview with WNBC's "Open House" program. See more.

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