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July 09, 2013


It goes without saying that a space designed by Suzanne Kasler (one of my personal icons) & William T. Baker oozes relaxed sophistication. There are hints of John Saladino (yes, "THE icon himself) to be found in the look, including actual upholstery from his collection. Ample use of solid fabrics, touches of elegant damask, hints of black to "ground" the space yet an abundance of light offering an ethereal look.

To me, the winning looks can be found in the master bedroom and bath. This is wehre the gilt touches, white linen settee and amethyst silk draperies push me over the edge into major a design crush. This, you see, is design with a soft hand Nothing looks overly decorated or staged - and yet, one must assume that this look is a bit too pulled together to have just occurred haphazardly. Masterful.

ArchDigest describes the look as "elegant meets eclectic" and I'd say its an apt summary of the style. Flourishes of gilt and soaring ceilings elevate what could otherwise be a rather understated design. When studied closely, I would say that this project is much like the "no makeup" look which takes a deft hand and a considerable amount of makeup to achieve. The process requires skill and an experienced artist to pull off, but the resulting look seems effortless. Perfection.

Now... I'm off to see about getting some floor t ceiling amethyst drapes for my master suite...

What the beautiful people are saying...

"Relaxed sophistication" love this saying and yes indeed the rooms are beautiful. I need to find this AD magazine. Happy drape shopping.

Something to say, gorgeous?

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