Sunday, July 3, 2011

THE HOUSE OF WINDSOR - THE STUDY OF A SITTING ROOM WITH UPHOLSTERED WALLS - PART 3!

All photos in this post by Coco of COCOCOZY
Sitting room with Peter Dunham's animal print Gattapardo linen fabric on the walls and matching floor length curtains, a lacquered green desk, dark wood floor and a sea grass rug in the House of Windsor

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!

Sitting room in the House of Windsor with upholstered leopard print walls and matching curtains, dark wood floor, a seagrass rug, a frosted glass pendant light, a wicker chair with pink cushions, and a rockery inspired center table

Close up of Peter Dunham's animal print Gattapardo linen fabric upholstering the walls in a sitting room in the House of Windsor

Alternative view of sitting room with Peter Dunham's animal print Gattapardo linen fabric on the walls and matching floor length curtains, a lacquered green desk, dark wood floor and a sea grass rug in the House of Windsor

Alternative view of the sitting room in the Windsor house with Peter Dunham's animal print Gattapardo linen fabric on the walls and matching floor length curtains, on the walls are two paintings in black frames, a lacquered green desk, dark wood floor, a rockery inspired center table and a sea grass rug

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.

Happy Sunday!

xo
Coco

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

10 comments:

  1. Amazed by your collection! you will just do great in Atlanta and NYC!

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  2. Fantastic! 2 of my favorites, that color green and leopard put together for a chic space. I wish I were on the West Coast, what a treat of design inspiration, thanks for sharing!

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  3. That is a great fabric; I like the texture and the scale of the print.

    I am also crazy about the rockery center table (base). But it would be even better with a top. None the less, it is a stylish and successful showhouse room!

    __ The Devoted Classicist
    http://tdclassicist.blogspot.com

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  4. Looks like a fabulous time....smiles.

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  5. Thank you so much for posting these amazing photos - if I wasn't on the other side of the world I would love to visit for myself! I'm loving every "Windsor" post as I think she is just fabulous! I want to move into this house - that green desk is devine! Tracey xx

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  6. i love the medievel paintings! can you please say what they're called/ where can i buy them?
    love youre blog
    lili
    israel

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  7. How fun is this - I'm sure I couldn't be quite this brave, but I adore it. The green desk is amazing!!

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  8. You will have a wonderful show in Atlanta+New York$$$$$$. Can't wait to go to this Home(Windsor)! Thank you for all the great images. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

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  9. That looks really good! It's a little busy for me, I might have only done one or two rooms, but I think it looks great.

    Where is that green desk from? It is adorable

    Liz-CoolProducts

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