I love making things pretty, and I wanted this bedroom to be pretty, classic and fresh.

IMG_2466I fell in love with these beautiful D.Porthault linens at Linen Boutique on Lovers Lane and that’s where we started.

I’ve worked with my friend and designer Ken Blasingame for more than 20 years and he has found me so many beautiful and meaningful antique pieces, like these frames for family photos I wanted to use.

IMG_2455One of the easiest ways to freshen a look is with modern lamps, like this brilliant blue from West Elm.

IMG_2458A pair of those crisp blue lamps sit on matching bedside tables draped in this luxurious red damask.

unnamedKen knows I love fabrics and textiles, so he found this modern print that works well with the linens for a pair of 19th century chairs, and they sit on the cheetah patterned carpet. I love the way all the patterns play against each other.

bedroomo chairWe mixed art in the room with flowers from the sixties…

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alongside older pieces like this one from Mexico.

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Another modern piece,  this lamp from Wisteria, sits on a very old French desk.

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I love this bench from the 60s with the original tufted leather and gilt feet at the end of the bed. I pile it high with pillows every night. I like to shop locally and this bench, as well as the gorgeous gilt hanging mirror and the pair of flower paintings from the 60s are all from Nick Brock Antiques on Knox Street.

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Ken is a true artist and I can’t thank him enough for the beauty and friendship he has brought into my life. He has the rare gift of giving a room the feel of the person living in it.  His work is always beautiful, comfortable and livable.

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I snapped these pics with my iPhone so the lighting isn’t great, but an upcoming issue of D Home Magazine will have much better images of this room and others in my new home.

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