Peachy the Magazine October November 2014 - Page 39

INTERIORS Shades of Gray Taking this direction in stride, Courtney selected a crystal chandelier that reflects light off of the ceiling lined with Chinese pewter tea paper. Three watercolors by New Orleans artist Alexis Walter adorn one side of the dining room, and a painting by the homeowner decorates the mantel. The dining chairs are upholstered in silk on the front and cut velvet on the back. Silk drapes dress the windows while a custom silk rug finishes the room beautifully. The palette of neutral grays and metallics is carried throughout the first floor of the home. The color scheme is punctuated with bursts of color and shimmer in artwork, light fixtures and accent pieces. Foregoing a traditional seating arrangement in the living room, the designer created separate groupings that are conducive to cocktails and conversation. A grand piano anchors one corner of the room, and a drop arm chaise covered in mohair commands attention floating in the center of the room. Chinoiserie wallpaper provides an elegant backdrop for the silh ouettes of a French club chair, klismos chairs and mirrored coffee table. The overall effect is serene, sophisticated and timeless with a modern touch. FACING PAGE: Custom framed intaglios hang above a console with gilded legs by Porto Romana. OCTOBER NOVEMBER 2014 37