Showing posts with label trompe l'oeil. Show all posts
Showing posts with label trompe l'oeil. Show all posts

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Boca Grande Villa

This Boca Grande, Florida, home owned by interior designer Nancy Morton and her husband, Bill, is a real charmer...........and I love everything about it.

Nancy, president of Ginger Lily Interior Designs, and her husband inherited this four-bedroom villa and she has been lightening and brightening it ever she says, "it's a bit of an obsession now" and the changes are ongoing.

Looks perfect to me just as it is...........


(To read more about this home, go to Architectural Digest.)

Ranch style storey living!

Plunge pool in courtyard.......what a great idea.....a pool just big enough to wade in and cool off!

Nancy at home

Living room detail

Pecky cypress panelling in living room

Master bedroom with trompe l'oeil border on wall

Cypress beamed loggia - gorgeous!  All the trompe l'oeil art by Bob Christian.

Dining room walls with trompe l'oeil chinoiserie

Chinoiserie detail in dining room

Guest room perfection

More guest room perfection!

Architectural Digest

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

A Beautiful Classic Baratta Home

Here's another beautiful Baratta home........this one is very traditional and classic in design, as you will see.

The last time I posted a Baratta home (here), it was a classic coastal home, but this home is designed for a large family of three generations and lots of pets who love to gather at this home on a bay just a half hour from Manhattan.

With a mix of toiles, ginghams, chintz, ticking, needlepoint rugs, wicker and beadboard, and the usual attention to detail that Diamond and Baratta subscribe to, the home is a wonderful haven that anyone would be proud to call home.


Look at the backyard overlooking the bay.

Covered veranda

Papier mache table and toile walls.

The pink toile upholstery is a beautiful complement to the panelled walls.

Love pretty rooms!

Custom needlepoint carpet.

Casual dining.

Formal dining.

Master bedroom sitting area.

View from the master bedroom.

Master bedroom sitting room.

And a flower arranging room - so cheerful and bright - absolutely divine!


Monday, June 17, 2013

A Very Colorful Home

When decorator Ann Pyne's (of McMillen Inc.) mother decided to redo her Southampton home, she called on Ann to help her pull it all together.  Ann's mother, renowned decorator, Betty Sherrill, had lived in the house for many years and wanted a fresh and colorful new scheme!

Collaborating on the design, incorporating old and new, adding fresh fabrics and colors has produced a comfortable, colorful and cosy home for Mrs. Sherrill to enjoy with her family, friends and beautiful pets, Louis Quatorze and Marie Antoinette.


Love, love, love this 1960s fibreglass Alberto Bazzani draped coffee table.
The French 1950s vase is referred to as 'the brain'.
And Louis Quatorze and Marie Antoinette are perfect accessories to this colorful room!

The Brunschwig & Fils fabric on the sofa reflects Sherrill's love of animal prints.

Sheepskin rugs placed throughout.
Don't you love the swan planter?
The daffodils on the mantel are from Mrs. Sherrill's garden of 50,000 daffodils!

The back hallway with painted floors, victorian hatrack and ceramic garden stool.
And another sheepskin!

Bronze table and beautiful trompe l'oeil trellis on walls.

Shell console table in foyer.

Color scheme taken from Zoffany wall fabric 'Snow Blossom' for Mrs. Sherrill's bedroom.

Guest room in mauves and purples

Dora Frost art in guest room.

Detail of guest room fabric, 'Beekman Place'.

House Beautiful