The reading room was less than impressive when I first saw it, but I knew it had potential.
I am participating in a show house this fall. It is in the Central West End, which is a beautiful area of St Louis filled with amazing homes. The room I am designing is the reading room which is on the second floor of the three story home. I am transforming the space into a French style salon, filled with a mix of new and vintage furniture. I am also creating an art wall that showcases the work of local artists.
The design from bland reading room to stunning salon is a work in progress. The window treatment is made from a gorgeous silk plaid from Scalamandre. The French cane chair is a renewed vintage peice. The Paris wing chair covered in a blue Aquataine velvet is also from Scalamandre.
The before of the closet doors.
The doors (and all the trim in the room) have been painted in Granite Peak from Sherwin Williams. I am also adding painted canvas panels with and art noveau design to the center section of the doors.
The room includes this bergere chair covered in a Nina Campbell silk stripe. The chair is placed in front of a vintage table painted by Tricia Heliker specifially for the show house. You can see Tricia's blog here.
The top of the table has been expertly painted in a faux marble finish.
The art wall will be a stunning example of the creativity of local artists.
The Ladue News Show House will be open October 15-30. You can find additional information here
Hope to see you there.
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