Bring forth what you know, and savor your unique gifts as well as share them with others. London-based antiques-textiles dealer Susan Deliss followed just such a maxim when she and her husband re-redecorated their eighteenth-century Burgundy country home purchased 14-years ago.
The talent exuded of knowing how to match prints and combine seemingly bright colors with equally bright hues without shocking the eye and instead creating a sanctuary of repose is made clear as you tour the space.
Key Decor Takeaways:
- Don’t forget to add color to the floor whether by embracing the unique tiles or layering with red antique wool rugs.
- Provide functionality as well as comfort: a club chair needs a side table for the drink or reading material; low, yet efficient lighting is needed where someone might sit and read. Yet the items can still be antiques, thereby creating a beautiful vignette to truly live in and enjoy.
- Welcome the antiques, but as mentioned just above, use them. Let the antiques be functional: vases, side tables, lighting, glassware, candleabras (check out the outdoor dining space), etc.
- Don’t forget the power of layers of green foliage (no blooms of bright color needed) to provide elegance and warmth. Notice the entry way in the final photograph.
- Mix prints with prints with chairs and sofas upholstered in prints that receive the finishing touches of pillows covered in print fabrics as well.
Images via House & Garden UK