Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Interior Designer Ty Larkin's Home

Let's step inside interior designer Ty Larkin's house in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Elegant, full of French furniture and subdued colours, he has made himself a superb home. Come and see.

Larkins describes the exterior as a detached neoclassical town house.

One of four outdoor seating areas.

Fig ivy covers the courtyard walls.

The foyer's elaborate staircase has alternating balusters of three different designs.

Full length curtains match the red toile pattern slipcovers in the dining room.

The patio was inspired by the romantic courtyards in the French Quarter.

The library.

The kitchen is reminiscent of staff kitchens in 1920s Southern mansions — they were generous in size, but always very simple. Countertops and island are honed Carrara marble.

A kitchen chalkboard by Ballard Designs.

In the guest bedroom, a large drum shade lamp is juxtaposed with an antique French daybed. What a contrast those small modern tables make!

The other side of the library. A Louis XVI trumeau mirror reflects the dark, moody clubbiness of the library.

Dark mahogany and walnut bedside tables.

Travertine marble tiles give the bathroom a spa-like atmosphere. The freestanding Vintage bathtub is a modern interpretation of a claw-foot tub.

Photos byThomas Loof
All images and information from House Beautiful.

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  1. quite amazing! all that slipcovered furniture is really making me want to get my sofa slipcovered!

  2. There isn't one thing I would change in that kitchen. I was mezmerized by it and awestruck by the chandelier in the library. Then to top it off I got an idea for our master bedroom. I really was drawn to the moldings on the wall above the bed. That is definitely something I will be showing the hubs. Great post.

  3. The whole house is decorated with very good taste.. to me! Simple, elegant, stylished yet not too polished. I would only change the big dark mahogany bed... not my style at all;-))
    I love it!


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