This Charming Weekend Escape Turns Floral Print into a Contemporary Accent

Contrast and continuity are vital to this home's harmony.

Ashley Whittaker living room
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From a pastoral master bedroom to a living room bursting with blossoms, a Greek Revival weekend home in Darien, Connecticut is transformed by Ashley Whittaker into a floral fantasia. Hear more from Whittaker about how she tackled each space.

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Ashley Whittaker living room
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Living Room

In the sunlit living room of this weekend home, de Gournay Chatsworth wall­paper delivers springlike blooms year-round; the banquette is upholstered in a tweed and the tufted sofa is in a velvet, both by . “It’s a room where the kids can curl up on the banquette, or grown-ups can enjoy a drink before dinner,” Whittaker says.

Mirror from .

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Ashley Whittaker Living Room Corner
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Corner of the Living Room

On a skirted table in a corner of the living room, a lamp — with a shade — is in a deep blue that matches the lacquer of the library next door. The Leora Armstrong artwork is from Gerald Bland.

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Ashley Whittaker Breakfast Room
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Breakfast Room

In the breakfast room, a punchy lantern from the . picks up the crimson tones in the floral linen on the backs of the chairs. The baby blue of Quadrille’s treillage-patterned wallpaper coordinates with the Kravet faux leather used to upholster the chair seats.

Braided rug by .

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Ashley Whittaker Master Sitting Room
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Master Sitting Room

A hemp wallpaper brings informality to the master sitting room. Photograph by Yiorgos Kordakis from Voltz Clarke gallery. The desk chair is covered in a fabric.

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Ashley Whittaker Master Bedroom
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Master Bedroom

The master bedroom is its own oasis, with walls in Arbre de Vie wall­paper.

Table, . Lamp, .

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Ashley Whittaker Powder Room
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Powder Room

“I love taking a dark interior room and making it even darker!” Whittaker says of the powder room, which is sheathed in Balthazar Blue fabric.

Sink, . Mirror, . Sconces, .

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This story was originally published in the March 2018 issue of Miescisko.

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