Enjoy a walk down memory lane with me as I remember this fantastic spread I did for Fort Worth magazine’s dream home edition. Featured in the October 2013 issue, my girls and I decorated the interior of the home to match the exterior – a splendid home in the Monticello neighborhood that deserved a European style to match its outer appearance. Let’s begin with the kitchen, shall we?
The client wanted a classy look with just the right touches of “The Lady of Bling” glam. We chose to go with a predominantly rustic white theme, mottled marble counter tops, and … of course … the Donna-approved animal print barstools in a dashing black and white zebra!
On the countertops and near the stove we added the touches of green to bring life and vibrant color to the crisp white surroundings of the modern kitchen.
If y’all know nothing else about me, know this: I LOVE chandeliers!!! They carry the light in any room and give that extra gold or silver shimmer that’s breathtaking and dramatic. If there’s only one thing you can do to redecorate, start with a chandelier, it’s a sure thing. For the informal dining room, we went with my trademark chandelier, warm brown and gold tones to keep it simply stunning.
We kept the formal dining room muted with charcoal blue and grey with a structured hanging light fixture. With the light coming from the window, it was a perfect place to showcase pastel florals as centerpieces. For the furnishings, we went with a French country home style, reminiscent of European farmhouses with unfinished wood and rustic elements.
Last, but certainly not least, the media room, where the family comes together! Another example of a soft color palette for a truly Monticello French European style. Did you notice my pop of green in this room too?
Until next time, always remember that it is indeed a wonderful life! Enjoy every design you do,