2010 Atlanta Symphony Associates' Decorators'
The master bedroom follows a Venetian theme. The dramatic oil painting of Venice over the mantle sets the tone and palette for the room. The duchesse brisée beside the fireplace is upholstered in a linen velvet for a rich Italian feel. All fabrics and trim featured are from Kravet and Lee Jofa.
A beautiful antique architectural element has been restored and retrofitted as the headboard and really makes a statement in the room. Art and antiques are combined with inviting upholstery for an elegant, yet fresh design. The Italian chandelier is large-scale for the room, but imparts an airy feel.
The showpiece of the room is an antique japanned cabinet produced in 1720 that lived its previous life in an Italian villa. The piece came to Atlanta via a New York dealer. A restriction on nailing into the walls led to the solution of ribbons of fabric to hide chains hanging from molding to hold the paintings on either side. In the sitting area, the illustrious curves of the Venetian canapé are carried over to the scalloped edge of the silk drapery and the quatrefoil shape of the gracious custom ottoman. The painted silk panels by de Gournay complement the scheme as well as the gardens outside.
Photo Credits: Lauren Rubenstein, Patricia McLean