I read every shelter magazine available monthly and there have been few in recent memory that were left so dog-tagged on my nightstand as the September 2012 issue of House Beautiful! The “color, color, color!” issue left me feeling inspired. I love color and those who have been to my home know that I infuse it with hues of blue, greens, yellows, aquas and pinks. My favorite article was the “Pretty Poised Happy” article featuring the spectacular design of a home in my neighborhood of Greenwich, CT by Ashley Whittaker. I have become a big fan of Whittakers recently – not only because her aesthetic choices mirror many of my own, but the products she uses in her installations are often ones I feature and sell at my retail site, The Well Appointed House. With that said, I thought it would be fun here on the blog to show you some of the fabulous rooms she did in this particular house and how you can get the look for yourself.
I just loved everything about this living room: the Benjamin Moore Stonington Gray walls, the trellis Mansour Modern rug , the Oly chairs, the bone inlay coffee table (at top), the ceramic garden stools and the fabulous Greek key bench.
The Circe Bench by Currey and Company measures 23″ square by 21″H. It can be ordered as shown, with additional fabric options or in special cases, COM. Whittaker covered hers in a fabulous aqua blue material. It retails for $880. Contact us to order it and reference item number CUC-7097.
Her sunroom is light and airy and the trellis adds such a garden feel. I love the Quadrille Veneto pillows and the Montana Rug by Cornell Carpet and Design. The coffee table pictured is the Fenwick table that we sell, probably in the White Dove finish.
Here it is in a darker finish, but we can order it in over 16 highly lacquered finishes. It measures 40″L x 22″W x 19″H. Take a look here to purchase!
The dining room features chocolate lacquered walls with bronze vines by decorative painter Agustin Hurtado. She uses antiqued gilt lanterns from Holly Hunt. If you can’t buy those, take inspiration with our very own Carousel Lantern, $716. Ours comes in Lollipop red with gold leaf accents and will surely bring some excitement to a dining room. It has good scale and measures 30″H x 14″ in diameter.
Whittaker designed this room for the client’s college-aged daughter using Suzzani fabric by Quadrille and the fabulous Ava mirrored nightstand that we sell – you can buy it here. What a fun and age-appropriate room! I could feel quite at home there!
I loved the Venetian mirror she hung in the master bedroom. I always like the coolness these mirrors bring to a space. Forget brass, if you want sterling silver photo frames and cool colors, pick out a fabulous Venetian mirror to complete the look.
We’ve got some fun mirror options at The Well Appointed House. We’ve also got lots of fun Chinese Garden Stools – similar to the ones Ashley Whittaker used in the master bedroom, sunroom and living room. Enjoy!