Friday, September 25, 2009

Naples Terrace Charm

Here are some images from a wonderful cottage in Naples, belonging to a good friend, who is also a client. This is the third home I have helped her with, and I have greatly enjoyed our designing relationship. She has a wonderful art collection, incuding works by Milton Avery and Picasso, as well as other lesser known artists. As John Fowler the famous London decorator said, "Every room needs a kick of french" so I have incorporated into this project french style furnishings in the provincial mode. They are lovely, and so easy to live with - and we have a lot of fun moving things around from one room to another. In the cozy Living Room, we used a pair of country french open armchairs with an existing loveseat which we slipcovered. In the recently painted den we used Sherwin Williams "buoyant blue" for the walls, and a new pair of toss pillows in a Vervain fabric from Maison Auclair, with existing upholstery. The new palette of aqua and gold is quite fresh and tres' au courant. Demilune table, Martha Stewart.