Sitting Room for A Lady

Dear Readers, I greatly appreciate all of you who have written to tell me how much you enjoy The Art of Fine Living. My only purpose in sharing my view of the world is to hopefully add a bit of joy to your lives. Many of you have asked to see more of my design work and so I have decided to post a project each week showcasing one of my favorite projects from my 20 years of practice. I began my design journey in New York, working in a seventh avenue fashion house creating women's eveningwear, but later shifted to interior design and decoration. Still, I have never lost my passion for fashion and was elated when a dear friend invited me to create a room for her that captured the joyful and vivacious colors of Parisian fashion. After looking at her wardrobe, always one of my first steps in a residential project, I realized that pink was a favorite color, and one that looked great with her complexion. Many designers forget that the client should look their best in the spaces we create. This sitting room remains one of my favorites. I love the Robin's Egg blue paired with the hot pink, which was inspired by the Hermes Kelly bag. I also like the sharp contrast of the Wedgewood Basalt Collection. The best reward is when a client tells you they love the space you've created for them. That's how I measure success.

Cream Chevron with crisp accents of Robin's Egg blue, and Pink/Orange Silk. I love the combination of colors.

Cream Chevron with crisp accents of Robin's Egg blue, and Pink/Orange Silk. I love the combination of colors.

Quadrille Ikat in my favorite combination of pink and orange. The asymmetrical collection of prints creates a visual flow on the mantle and the Degas Ballet Dancer and Wedgewood Basalt pieces create visual balance within the composition.

Quadrille Ikat in my favorite combination of pink and orange. The asymmetrical collection of prints creates a visual flow on the mantle and the Degas Ballet Dancer and Wedgewood Basalt pieces create visual balance within the composition.

I always encourage my clients to become collectors, if they are not already collectors. There is nothing quite like the passion of searching out and acquiring a truly stellar collection.

I always encourage my clients to become collectors, if they are not already collectors. There is nothing quite like the passion of searching out and acquiring a truly stellar collection.