Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Room Revisited


The "lounge" above would normally be a bit bold for my taste, but I love the emerald walls with black, white and gold accents that designer, Sherrill Canet chose for the Kips Bay Showhouse.

The saturated wall color with white, piped drapes reminded me of this room by George Stacey that The Peak of Chic discovered in a 1948 issue of House and Garden. Elements of this space still look fresh almost 60 years later.

13 comments:

dianamuse said...

I'm kind of fixated on that Rorschach-esque artwork - I suppose that's the point. Nice post.

melissa @ the inspired room said...

I just wanted to thank you for your comment on my blog today! This is my first visit here and I have to say I love it! You have tons of inspiration here and I know I will visit often. I have already read a bunch of your posts and you do an excellent job!

Thank you!

Melissa

Habitually Chic said...

WOW! That's a bright room but I really like it. I also thought the paining looked like a Rorschach inkblot test like Diana. Too funny!

Brilliant Asylum said...

Thanks for the kind words Melissa.

Brilliant Asylum said...

I like the Rorschach-ish piece too. What do you think it means if the first thing I say it reminds me of is a Chippendale bonnet-top secretary?

Mrs. Blandings said...

Madly in love with this room. Green and black and white is one of my favorite combos.

Brilliant Asylum said...

I love the color combo too--very Kate Spade.

girl meets glamour said...

Love this room, so dramatic!!! Those white and black drapes are fab with that bold wall color. Great post :)

~Kate

Kelly Mahoney said...

I love, love the use of black and white with a vibrant green. It's chic and not overwhelming or cold.

Jackie Von Tobel said...

I think the color palette was a great choice for a show house room. Plenty of glamor. I love the gold ceiling and brass accents in the tables and lamps. They seem to mellow the contrast of the green & White. I'll bet this room is great at night.

patricia gray inc.com said...

I love the ceiling, it looks like it is gold leafed. I am glad to see more gold and brass being used again. It warms a room up.

Mélanie said...

The emeral Wall ...whouah I love it

Sarah Jennings said...

Yes, that green is very bold, but it is clever how the designer put the bold colors in things that can easily be changed...the walls and the pillows. Throw on a new coat of paint and and the room can be transformed. Very interesting post!