On Friday evening the 17th of August, I was delighted to present my room at the Cashiers Designer Showhouse Patron’s Party. This year’s house is at Serenity Acres, a magnificent horse farm a few miles out of Cashiers. This lovely property has three structures that have been designed by designers from the Cashiers area, Atlanta, and of course Waynesville! My room is a small bedroom in the “Bunk House”, which I adore. This little bedroom is very small, but with very high ceilings, which did create a bit of a design challenge. There were few constraints , only to work within a few Benjamin Moore Historic Colors (which are ones that I use very often!) and a nice sisal carpet that the owner generously provided. The sponsoring agency also requested that designers use at least one local artist as part of their room design. I thought you might enjoy some of my design “key ingredients” for this little room. Each day this week, I will feature a key ingredient in the room.
Today we will focus on one of my favorite key ingredients to any design…the fabrics! I often use a beautiful fabric for the starting point of a room and that was definitely the case for this Bunk House Bedroom. I wanted to achieve a casual, but elegant room that had a sense of place with this beautiful piece of mountain property. And I didn’t have to look further than Brunschwig and Fils for a great key fabric. Josselin BR-79510 Color 247 gave me that casual, but elegant feel for the draperies and bed hanging.
I lined the bed hanging with a great little check from Norbar- Lucy 884.
Other fabrics that were key ingredients to this room were …
A wonderful chenille dot from Kravet that I use on the duvet cover and throw pillows- Kravet 28640-3 and I trimmed it in Duralee 36120-605.
The custom upholstered headboard further carried this elegant but casual theme done in a slightly patterned Duralee velvet 36167-153.
And a real favorite of mine was the faux bois fabric from Old World Weavers on the ottoman –Muir Woods/Oak!
These fabrics were a lovely starting point for this little bedroom. Stay tuned tomorrow for the second key ingredient, furniture! And if you haven’t been to the showhouse, there’s still time before it closes on Labor Day! So get on up to Cashiers and support a great cause and have a wonderful day at Serenity Acres!