Thursday, July 22, 2010

Home: Think Tanks

I still remember the incredible aquariums in the beautiful home of decorator Joan Gnasco in Winston-Salem. Joan's husband built them into the walls, and the walls were all faced in old barn siding, making for a very interesting contrast... Joan's home was one of the first designers homes I had ever seen, and it was a real eye opener. She was always repainting walls and recovering her furniture... I loved her lemon yellow Chippendale sofa sitting in the bay window of her living room, painted a medium flat shade of taupe, with the sun coming in and making everything absolutely sparkle. Her rooms always had the most divine scent. She made her own clothes and used heavy make up and accessories... Joan was, in a word, CHIC ! DF*****