Chevron wallpaper by Schumacher and abstract prints from Four Hands Art Studio give the room major presence, as do a teak table with a slatted base from Wisteria and molded plastic chairs from Industry West. Gold touches, including a chandelier from Lamps Plus and a bar cart from Pier 1, take it to next-level glam.
Soft neutral tones with pops of color created a comfortable casual space in this contemporary great room. The designer used horizontal stripe linen fabric on the window treatments and used a basic rod pocket on treatment on the panels to keep the fabric from becoming too formal. Pillows from Layla Grace mixed with custom pillows in Schumacher fabrics complete the room.
With the idea of a Parisian houseguest in mind, Peter Pennoyer of Peter Pennoyer Architects, totally transformed this space. The walls went from yellow to draped in gray and blue Schumacher coverings, while a combination of bejeweled pillows, layered textures and hints of marigold pull the entire look together. The finishing touch: A ceramic turtle whose shell opens to reveal an ink jar (placed on the back desk).
Introduced in 1963, Schumacher's Queen of Spain wallpaper marries the old world-meets-new style that defines the Sharps' home. "We do love mixing classics with modern," says Patrick. "One easy way to achieve this is modern furnishings in an older home. We once owned a flat in San Francisco: built in 1890 with all of the moldings and the marble fireplace to prove it. It just gave us great joy to place the most modern furnishings in front of the old white plaster. Juxtaposition at its best."