Eclectic objects resting on an architectural balustrade console and deep windowsill in the living room include a pair of seventeenth-century Tunisian marble vessels, French gold dore candlesticks and an eighteenth-century Venetian damask coffer. Simple linen sheers informally frame the windows.
In the spirit of Italian living, the focus of this room is the wrought iron bed with inset tapestries. A vintage blue and white floral linen and subtle damask wallpaper pattern complement the ornate design of the wrought iron.
The upholstered bed with golden trim is dressed with soft blue linens, creating a relaxing centerpiece in this transitional bedroom. A curvy feminine desk sits in the window surrounded by elegant damask curtains, and sleek two-toned nightstands bring a contemporary note to the room.
Architectural relics from 19th century France were upcycled to make this canopy bed which features an upholstered headboard and damask duvet cover. Pastel shades of blue, rose, gold and peach are repeated in the walls, rug, bedding and furniture. The polenta armoire dates to the eighteenth-century Italian and is from the Piedmont region, south of Milan.
Two pink velvet tufted cribs paired with blue damask and pink linen canopies and an elegant chandelier create this sweet and feminine twin girls' nursery. The sides of the canopy are trimmed with a combination of blue fringe and pearl strands. French-inspired furnishings from AFK are hand painted with metallic accents to complete the space.
This master bedroom was designed to be a relaxing retreat by using a monochromatic gray color scheme with small accents of teal and green. The crisp white bedding against the charcoal tufted velvet headboard creates contrast in the space, and the bed becomes the natural focal point. Above the bed a damask stencil was used in the accent colors to continue the pattern of the rug throughout the room.
This twin girls' nursery feels like you've entered an angelic, beautiful space that overcomes your senses with a calming, happy feeling. Pink velvet tufted cribs, blue damask canopies lined with pink linen and an elegant chandelier bring a dramatic and feminine look to the space. The sides of the canopy are trimmed with a combination of blue fringe and pearl strands. French-inspired furnishings from AFK are hand painted with metallic accents to complete the space.
“This room has some really beautiful moments: the bold, striped fireplace commands attention; the combo of zebra, white leather, mirror and crystal set against a moody black backdrop is pure Hollywood glam; simple, two-tone damask patterns add a sense of tradition and comfort that tempers the sharp lines of the very modern wall and floor patterns,” says designer Candice Olson. “However, I think this is a case of both too much and too little. Too many patterns — stripes, checks, zebra and damask — all scream for attention. Undertaking such an ambitious painted floor with very little time prevented Design Star contestants NataLee and Tashica from really finishing this room, and it shows on so many levels, from the shredded bedding to the perplexing mirror/aquarium placement in the fireplace. I would have simply let the striped fireplace graphic be the star; painted the floor white to contrast the black and yellow walls and brought in a large zebra-patterned carpet for interest in the center of the room. This duo's predictable perimeter bed placement reminds me a bit of summer camp — a little more swanky, mind you. I would like to have seen a few beds dressed as sexy daybeds positioned in the center with cocktail tables beside and a spectacular chandelier above, very LA-luxe (in much less time).”