New Orleans Homes & Lifestyles – Northshore Designer Showhouse VI –
April 2005 Issue
Grand Foyer/Living Room
“Hatcreek & Co’s design team – Donna Bonnoitt, Pam Franke, and Sarah Franke – used classic furnishings, antique accessories, timeless colors and contemporary accents to create this updated version of an English drawing room.
The foyer – with contrasting accents of iron, wood and foliage – welcomes visitors into the living room highlighted with a travertine fireplace by Bella Dura Architectural Stone. Antique pieces mix with new to create an appearance of a room thoughtfully put together over time. Everything in this space, from the elegance of the crystal and iron chandelier to the casual comfort of the herringbone chairs, offers the homeowner flexibility – a quiet night with a great book, a small gathering of friends, or a gala event.
Luxurious Beacon Hill velvets and silks lend richness to the furnishings with a palette of reds, golds, coppers, and greens embellishing the warmth of the space. Lush wool rugs from Rug Chic amplify the spectrum of pattern and color and seamlessly fuse into the rooms. Silk Roman shades complete this space, while allowing for varying amounts of light and privacy.” © New Orleans Homes & Lifestyles