Tour Suzanne Kasler’s salon and seamlessly integrated kitchen, and learn more about her inspiration and sources for this beautiful space. If you enjoy this feature, subscribe to FLOWER magazine for more inspiring homes, gardens, lifestyle content, and of course, florals!
“The Phillip Jeffries geometric wallpaper on the ceiling pulls the entire space together. The salon is so open and seemed to be ‘falling’ into the hall, so I added interior curtains to define the room.” Suzanne’s workroom made the striped curtains from the two main fabrics she used elsewhere. The Sir John Soane mantel from Chesneys reflects the Regency architecture
“Trims on upholstery and curtains are that extra element you don’t always notice immediately when you walk into a room, but they make such impact.”
“I have a collection for La Cornue, and the stove in my new color—Graphite— looks like jewelry in the room. We also painted all the iron doors and windows white because I wanted the eye to see through to the garden without getting stopped by the naturally dark metal.”
A sculptural plaster light fixture found in Paris hangs over the marble island by Temmer and provides artistic balance to the Kimo Minton painting over the mantel.
“I’d like to debunk that inner voice that says, You can’t do flowers, and replace it with an encouraging voice that says, ‘Yes I can,'” says Sybil Sylvester of Wildflower Designs in Birmingham. For the salon, she created a glorious arrangement of dahlias and peonies with green hydrangea blossoms, golden ginkgo and red sweetgum foliage, tendrils of ivy, spiky and cascading grasses, and bare branches. Bold, red pomegranates, golden persimmons, and red ilex berries punctuate the design.
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