Monday always comes too fast, especially after a weekend of constant partying (nothing wild, just a couple of kiddos’ birthdays as well as my own) so while I’m easing into my Monday, I am delighted to write about another beautiful project signed by Ashley Whittaker.
It’s on the cover of House Beautiful’s March issue and for good reason. It’s everything we love about spring – beautiful florals, birds and chinoiserie, vibrant hues – bold and soft alike. The house is a weekend home in Darien, Connecticut, which Whittaker outfitted for comfort and joy.
The entire design was inspired by the living room’s de Gournay wallpaper. A work of art in and off itself, the exquisite paper was the jumping-off point for the entire color story – the Prussian blue of the connecting library, the baby-blues of the breakfast nook, the lavender and celadon of the bedroom and adjoining sitting area.
Every hue used in the home finds an echo within the beautiful floral pattern of the living room walls. My only complaint is that we don’t get to see more of this project – there’s a butler’s pantry in a rich pomegranate, a dining room with lacquered aubergine walls as well as that Prussian blue library, maybe even exterior shots that we can only imagine being as beautiful as the rest…
So, just like Whittaker used the beautiful de Gournay paper to inspire her color choices, I’m going to use this lovely home to inspire a few spring-like selections of my own.
Have a lovely week, my dears!