Friday, 3 December 2010

Interior Designer Sara Scaglione

Morning sunshines. Today we are off to the rolling hills of Austin, Texas where designer Sara Scaglione created a relaxed and creamy chic design home.The owners wanted an elegant beach style, so she used Belgian linen slipcovers on classic sofas and chairs for a casual feeling, and then added elements like silk taffeta curtains.

In the living room, traditional upholstered pieces were updated with slipcovers in Belgian linen. A gilded French mirror, an antique chest, and a Lucite side table are a compatible mix of styles and periods. Walls are painted Pratt & Lambert's Silver Lining, a soft, milky white. Notice how the curtain rods are all just a few inches below the ceiling which add drama to the room.

One end of the sunroom was turned into an office. Vintage botanicals hang above an 18th-century writing desk; glass lamp by Julian Chichester. The comfortable wing chair and woven basket add so much warmth.

Scaglione designed the chairs with rounded backs to offset the angularity of the French-style farm table. The dining room is visible from the living room so for continuity, she slipcovered the chairs in Hamilton Adams Belgian linen in Off-White.

In the family room there is a whimsical window seat with a soft down cushion by one of the windows.

A dressmaker skirt gives a modern tweak to the slipcover on a living room chair.

The family room is flanked by the kitchen on one side and the sunroom on the other. The slipcovers here are whitewashed denim.

The sunroom was kept light and open. The wall of doors was framed with iron sconces instead of curtains. Hope the zebra skin is faux.

Updated versions of retro fixtures give this bathroom an old-fashioned charm.

Black all-weather wicker furniture on the patio.

Scaglione mixed twin beds and lamps from Pottery Barn and pink toile bedding with a vintage mirror and chandelier to create a room for 11 year old Olivia, the owner's daughter.

Walls in the master bedroom are painted Pratt & Lambert's Wolf, a warm gray with a hint of chocolate. White bedding, curtains, carpet, and slipcovers keep the room from feeling too cavelike. A 19th-century French armchair completes the look.

All images and information from here.

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  1. Love this house. But it is that bathroom I can't stop staring at. It is absolutely stunning.

  2. I love the curtains---so nice.


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