Monday, 15 February 2010

Shimmer and Shine

I am so in love with this home, designed by the Chicago designer, Kara Mann. I love the way her gutsy interiors mix modern with traditional style, with an edgy twist that leaves the expected behind.

The entrance dazzles with moire striped wallpaper, turning the hallway into a tunnel of glamour, with it's arched ceiling finished in silver leaf and sparkling crystal chandeliers.

The beautiful dining room was triggered by a hand-painted wallpaper of a tone-on-tone smoky lilac scheme and the beautiful silk rug in a textured damask pattern anchors the room.

The owners collection of Nymphenburg German porcelain.

Isn't this butlers pantry glamourous? With it's silver leafed finished vaulted ceilings.

The dreamy master bedroom, with a wall sculpture of butterflies cut from soda cans by Paul Villinski.

Damask wallpaper covered panels behind a mirrored side table.

Orange Hermes boxes really give this otherwise quiet neutral vignette a real jolt!

What do you think?
Happy Monday.


(All images from Traditional Home)


  1. Wow, what an incredible home! I think I might need a little more colour but it is very beautifully done I have to the birds in the bedroom!

    Happy half-term!

  2. Oh I think it is just gorgeous... and I love the idea of the orange boxes as a decorating feature (now... just need to collect a few more!!!!) XX

  3. Hi Marina
    I love the feel of the dining room and find myself attracted to all the unusual chairs .. in that room and the living space!! It's all very shimmery without being to over the top.. lovely.. Have a great week xx Julie

  4. I so love visiting you..always so much beauty..I adore those butterflies over the bed. Sending you some love for the week. xoxo

  5. Oh that was fantastic. I just love the hallway, how divine. Such wonderful effects.

    Super talent there that is for sure.

    Hope your weekend was great!

  6. Thanks for entered my giveaway!
    Good luck!

  7. such lovely decor ideas. i agree that if the colors are calm, you can go more bold and even a little avant garde!

  8. The chandelier in the butler's corner is amazing AH!



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