Rooms With a View 2012 Part 3

Rooms with a View vignette by Lynde Easterlin

I’m not quite sure I will ever be caught up with all the great design events from this fall. Today we take another look at the Rooms With a View vignettes from earlier this month. Lynde Easterlin‘s classic room was fresh and inviting.

Lynde Easterlin in her 2012 Rooms with a View space

When I asked Lynde about her inspiration, she cited Albert Hadley’s first published article in Vogue called “Summertime on a Shoestring.”

Rooms with a View 2012 vignette by Lynde Easterlin 

“When they labeled this event “Design on a Shoestring,” I googled Albert Hadley with that theme and found his article.  So, I wanted to create a space that was fun and had a bit more summertime feel to it.

Phillip Jeffries grasscloth and Kathryn Ireland wallpaper

When I found Kathryn Ireland‘s paisley and floral wallpaper, that started my thought process for the rest of the space.  I used Phillip Jeffries‘ rattan wallpaper below the chair rail and painted the crown and moldings Ralph Lauren’s Club Navy to match the Oomph Newport console.” And the graphic Carolina George batik adds a pleasing punch to the mix.

Rooms with a View vignette by Lynde Easterlin

I wanted a small intimate space in which two people could stop and have a quick chat or drink.  So, it could be a little hallway landing or foyer or sitting space outside a ladies’ room.  I did not want to rigidly define it. It is a flexible space that is not too serious, with fun prints and colors, but also has an elegant quality feel to it with the gilded mirror and lanterns.”

Room with a View 2012 showhouse vignette by Lynde Easterlin

After working for Charlotte Moss for years, Lynde knows how to add layers of meaningful details like this charming Hunt Slonem rabbit drawing, and versatile pieces like the Oomph Tini Tufted Ottoman, below, assuring that there would always be enough seating or a place to put your reading material.

Rooms with a View 2012 vignette

In considering the theme of Design on a Shoestring, Paola Salinas of Style Never Sleeps started thinking about her vignette by looking at the changes in people’s lifestyles when they are living more conservatively.

Rooms with a View 2012 vignette with Paola Salinas

“I quickly realized that one unchanging denominator, regardless of budget, is the daily ritual of waking up, getting dressed and readying oneself for the day — it is that little “me” time that is important to our personal energy & how we all approach everything!

woman's closet built from MDF

My design of a woman’s dressing room embraces that ritual by creating an intimate  space where any woman could relax, re-group & get ready. I believe in mixing high & low in design so while splurging on a custom chair, I kept costs down by building the cabinetry from MDF.

Paola Salinas vignette for Rooms with a View 2012

Petite lighting from Vaughan was reasonably priced and added a touch of glamour while pairing perfectly with inexpensive handles from Restoration Hardware.  The  metallic rug is from Stark Carpet‘s newest collection and a faux bois wallpaper from Nobilis added the illusion of costly cerused oak.  I kept color palette of gray, mint and white clean, crisp & refreshing to give you a sense of peace & great energy before tackling any day (or night).”

Nobilis faux bois wallpaper

Paola did a fabulous job incorporating both elegant and cost conscious elements. The versatile Nobilis paper is one of my all time favorites that is equally at home here as it would be in a mudroom. And the lighting (Vaughan twig wall sconce and wave chandelier) is distinctive yet well proportioned, saving the powerful punch for the amazing chair with beautiful Donghia covering, built by GBC Upholstery. A lot of great ideas packed into a tiny space!

5 thoughts on “Rooms With a View 2012 Part 3

  1. You know…I’m liking that dark moulding more and better all the time. The wallpaper and sconce are perfect together. franki

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