I used an image from Farrow and Ball’s, The Art of Color in my post yesterday. Joni has already posted on this book, but if you are composing any kind of wish list, this book should be on it. The rooms, and the photography, are inspirational. This is one of my favorite layouts.
The book includes images of most of the house, but I’m captivated by this series of rooms. This historic Richmond, Virgina home was decorated by Sallie Giordano and her mother Leta Austin Foster. They used different patterns of Mauny paper in the dining room and breakfast room.
I mean, this shouldn’t work, right? The scale is almost the same, it seems like you’d have to choose one fabulous print or the other. But you would be wrong. Maybe it’s the flip/flop of the background color of the paper and the trim color. I don’t know, but I can’t get enough. Of course, the architecture and the mouldings don’t hurt.
I have hardly ever seen a green, black and white room I didn’t like. The yellow china, the home owner’s grandmother’s, doesn’t hurt either. Seems the perfect setting for a little pumpkin pie.