Favorite Room #1 ... Barbara Ostrom

Happy Friday!  I was so energized on Monday and Tuesday ...
I am feeling the need for the end of the week!

The Kips Bay Showhouse was a ShowStopper!  I love what the Designers did here.

For my Show and Tell ... I am going to start with one of my Favorites!

So, yesterday ... I showed you this ... 

One thing that struck me more than anything.  I deal with many lower ceilings.  In New England, older houses generally have lower ceilings.  Nothing about the aesthetic, it is all about keeping warm in Winter.  

This room had low ceilings ... and with this Gold Treatment it seemed as if the ceiling was in the clouds.  
Okay ... I am on board!!

Also, I have been telling you all about the COLOR!!  And this ... is Neutral.  So I can feel the love for both, okay?  And this one was one of my faves!!

But while neutral ... notice .... 

The Gold/Glam

The Patterns.

The Gold Again.

Plus the FretWork of the Windows.

Gold, Herringbone.
TV inserted in a Frame.  Because it is a REAL room!

Beautiful Gilt Sconces.

Off the side of the room is this little Office Nook.
Complete with Pistachios. 
Who Wouldn't like to work HERE??

Just enough clutter to make me happy!

Built-ins to make it Warm.

Take a look at these Window Treatments. 
No finial on the right hand side.  Architecture doesn't always allow space for a Finial.  Even in Showhouses you have to work with Reality.

I don't mind it ... Do You??

The Scale of the Fabric on the Windows is a STATEMENT!!

Not certain if you can see this Before very well ... 

While on this Tour, we discovered that this space had been previously used to house the owner's Art.  No one Lived Here.

I want to be a piece of Art.  So I can live here!!

Gilt and Lucite.  YES!

Zebra Rug ... Bringing the Punch.

Gilt Gold Ceiling On Patterned SeaGrass Rug.

Hi and Low.  Texturally speaking.  Bring it On!

Please allow me to introduce you to The Designer of this Room ... 
Barbara Ostrom 
The Ceiling Treatment was what drew me in ... then I discovered MORE!
I love what she did in this room.  Starting with the ceiling.  So I looked her up.  
And here's what I found ... 

She might have a Penchant for Ceilings.  Oh yeah, Bring it on Sister!!

More Goodness on her website. Check her out!

Hope you are gearing up for a Wonderful Memorial Day Weekend!  Enjoy!

Making the World Prettier.  One Room at a  Time!




Look what I got in the mail today !!!  Loving a little eye candy!!

AND ... Amanda Nisbett Designs.  I ordered this sooooo long ago I forgot about it.  It must have been HOT!! 

As you, my sweet readers, know.  I struggle with neutrals vs. color.  I am on a relentless see-saw ... color/neutral/color/neutral.

Well, Amanda has helped me see the light.  I think I just might be balanced with my new term.  CGN.  Color Goes Neutral.  Seriously.  

Look with me.

Nothing Harsh. Not too Busy.  Not Overwhelming.

Just Neutals ... INfused with Color.

CGN - Color Goes Neutral.

I just might have found the balance on my see-saw!!