All photos in this post by Coco of COCOCOZY
Hi there! Hope you are still enjoying your long weekend!
As I mentioned on a few days ago, last week I went to the Veranda Magazine sponsored gala opening of the House of Windsor - a showcase house conceived by mega interior designer and style maven Windsor Smith. Windsor designed the home from the ground up and then she and a handful of her posh designer friends decorated the home. I must say the party and the preview of the home were quite spectacular!
The house is an 8,000 square foot equestrian estate complete with a barn. Generally the design throughout this show house exudes modern elegance.
Then there is this home office/study/sitting room. I'm a believer that every home must have a room that makes some sort of bold statement...that is a little off the beaten path...with whimsy and daring playing key roles in the design. This home office/sitting room is just that room in the House of Windsor.
This room is off of one of the bedrooms. So I would have to assume it is not a hard core home office but rather a sitting room/study/home office. A place where a lady might do a little reading, writing of letters, relaxing and literally staring at the walls! Decorated by Los Angeles interior designer Peter Dunham, the home office makes a hugely bold statement with its animal print upholstered walls. Wow! My favorite part of the room is the lacquer green writing desk. Quite amazing.
Animal print walls (in Peter Dunham's own Gattapardo linen fabric) and a lacquered green desk...doesn't seem like they would necessarily work together in concept...but they do.
Don't know if I would have the courage to put this print on my walls...but I've got to say, I applaud anyone who would have the chutzpah (spelled wrong or right?) to do it. I was charmed by this home office. Something warm, sexy, interesting and very unique about the decor...made me feel like I had left Los Angeles and was in another country or in a city apartment.
Take a look!
What do you think of this sitting room and study? Would you be daring enough to cover your walls in an animal print fabric? What is the most bold space in your home? I am curious to know!
So Windsor Smith's House of Windsor is open until July 17th. I highly suggest that if you are in Los Angeles, you buy a ticket and take a look. You will not be disappointed.
P.S. While most people are enjoying the sun and relaxing today...I'm working! Less than two weeks until I go to Atlanta to show the COCOCOZY collection (a link to the new catalog) there at the Christian Mosso Associates showroom...and about 6 weeks until the New York Gift Fair where I'll show as well. New fantastic cotton knit throws are in the works and some new cotton pillows (hopefully) are too. I had to send almost all of my samples to Atlanta and now we are remaking everything for New York. Oy vey! I'll get out today for a little fun this evening though.
Photos in this post by Coco of COCOCOZY