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Apologies for the absence.  I have been swamped for the last few months working with clients, and designing and installing two spaces at the Harrisburg Symphony Showhouse.

The Showhouse is now OPEN!!!

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The house is beautiful, inside and out.

As you may (or may not) recall, I was given the task to design the master bedroom and the attached sun porch.  The first step was to “design” my “client”.  My client is a well traveled gentlemen who loves to surround himself with things from his travels.  He is not one to have a man-cave in the basement filled with oversized recliners, Bud on tap, and logos of football teams hanging on the wall.  He is just too cool for that. After much thought I wanted to do a “man-glam” room.

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The walls are covered in a wallpaper from York Wallcoverings that has everyone talking…

“is it paper cut into squares?”

“is it wallpaper?”

  “is it a paint treatment?”

“is it onyx?”

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After a bit of convincing the visitors understand that indeed, it is wallpaper. I chose a purple colorway of this pattern because it really needed to be WOW. And besides, my “client’s” favorite color is purple.

I also used paper-backed fabric from Robert Allen Design over the fireplace. This allows for another layer of texture.  Did you know you can now order any of their fabric with paper on the back? If you are interested in this, please contact me and I will get you the information.

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The crown jewel in the room is without a doubt, the bed. It is a king-size brass four poster bed from Bernhardt.  It is stunning.

Bernhardt KensingtonI wanted to keep the bed simple, and masculine, so only 3 box shams were used, along with a 72″ neck roll pillow, covered with a velvet snake-skin fabric that glistens. Hard not to touch that pillow.

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I’ve covered the entire wall behind the bed in fabric panels, in a gold snakeskin pattern. This creates a great backdrop to the bed.

All of the fabrics in the room are from Robert Allen Design.  It was such a pleasure partnering with them for this project.  Their generosity was incredible.

The nightstands are 2 chests that are covered in Robert Allen’s fabric as well.  Just one more way to bring in the textures.

Another favorite item in the room is the freshly painted vintage buffet.  I had a piece of mirror cut and installed on the top, just to add the extra pizzaz that my “client” wanted.

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As much as I would like to share with you a great shot of the entire room, you know I just can’t do that!  I want you to come see it in person! But here is a taste of what you can expect:

Waterlogue 1.1.4 (1.1.4) Preset Style = Bold Format = 6" (Medium) Format Margin = Small Format Border = Sm. Rounded Drawing = #2 Pencil Drawing Weight = Heavy Drawing Detail = Medium Paint = High Contrast Paint Lightness = Normal Paint Intensity = More Water = Tap Water Water Edges = Blurry Water Bleed = Average Brush = Fine Detail Brush Focus = Everything Brush Spacing = Medium Paper = Watercolor Paper Texture = Medium Paper Shading = Medium Options Faces = Enhance Faces

 

Waterlogue 1.1.4 (1.1.4) Preset Style = Bold Format = 6" (Medium) Format Margin = Small Format Border = Sm. Rounded Drawing = #2 Pencil Drawing Weight = Heavy Drawing Detail = Medium Paint = High Contrast Paint Lightness = Normal Paint Intensity = More Water = Tap Water Water Edges = Blurry Water Bleed = Average Brush = Fine Detail Brush Focus = Everything Brush Spacing = Medium Paper = Watercolor Paper Texture = Medium Paper Shading = Medium Options Faces = Enhance Faces

Next time…the Sun Porch!

~Karen

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