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.
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 Clarence House. “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 Mr. Brown Home.
On a skirted table in a corner of the living room, a Christopher Spitzmiller lamp — with a Bunny Williams Home shade — is in a deep blue that matches the lacquer of the library next door. The Leora Armstrong artwork is from Gerald Bland.
In the breakfast room, a punchy lantern from the Urban Electric Co. picks up the crimson tones in the floral Brunschwig & Fils linen on the backs of the Oly 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 Serena & Lily.
A Phillip Jeffries hemp wallpaper brings informality to the master sitting room. Photograph by Yiorgos Kordakis from Voltz Clarke gallery. The desk chair is covered in a Quadrille fabric.
The master bedroom is its own oasis, with walls in Clarence House Arbre de Vie wallpaper.
Table, Hickory Chair. Lamp, Hwang Bishop.
“I love taking a dark interior room and making it even darker!” Whittaker says of the powder room, which is sheathed in Tulu Textiles Balthazar Blue fabric.
Sink, Waterworks. Mirror, Carvers’ Guild. Sconces, Galerie des Lampes.
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This story was originally published in the March 2018 issue of Miescisko.