This formal living room is located in East Avenue mansion in a Preservation District. It has beautiful architectural details and I choose to leave the chandelier in place. I wanted to use elegant and contemporary furniture and showcase our local contemporary artists including furniture from Wendell Castle. The wing chair in the background was in the house and I choose to have a slip cover made for it and juxtapose it next to a very contemporary Wendell Castle side table that has an amazing crackle finish
This two-story Family Room with the accented colors crown the Palladian window. The silk swags and cascades are lined and interlined. In front of the window is a small game table with a chest board which is always up. Under the elaborately carved consul table are two silk upholstered ottomans for party overflow seating. The gilt sunburst from Schumacher fits perfectly and adds some whimsy. The most interesting part of this room is the coffee table/ottoman. This has an upholstered surround with two wooded trays in the middle...so perfect for relaxing in style. The Torchiere Floor lamp has the bulk to support the huge space. The Ralph Lauren sofas have lovely curves to create an illusion of formality.