i'm decorating a mansion ya'll..ok just a room.

a big ass tara-esque mansion.


the entry.

that dining room be changing too.

the living room is just behind the stairs there..


my client is a very talented lady with plenty of designer skills.

and she is doing the rest of her house herself,

which is a MASSIVE undertaking.

she just asked me to help her with this room bc her designer eyeballs are going blind with all the other decorating she is doing.



bar area.


windows much?




a lot of wall space is scary.




this is the plan:


think english conservatory meets hollywood regency.

this mansion is on acres of southern soil and the surroundings are breathtaking.

so the outside must come in but it needs to be luxurious too.


we will bring in plenty of this:

big ass plants!!



the design:



i could have done 3 of these things with all the stuff i want to incorporate.

like art.

and fabrics.


but this gives the feel we are after.

my client suggested farrow and ball's brinjal

for the walls and i think it will be awesome!

but she is scared a little.

there are so many windows and architectural elements and light that the walls can handle such a dark color.

in fact i think it will seem less dark and make a room that could feel like a museum more cozy.

and don't even get me started on the pale mint green ceiling.

what about you?

do dark walls scare you in such a massive space?

or are you on my team? 




tomorrow i am going to show you my clean closet!

aren't you excited?