Tour Don Easterling and Nina Long’s gentleman’s dressing room and adjoining powder room and learn more about their inspiration and sources for these beautiful spaces. If you enjoy this feature, subscribe to FLOWER magazine for more inspiring homes, gardens, lifestyle content, and of course, florals!
The duo designed cabinetry lacquered in a rich burnt caramel color and created an arch to highlight an inlaid chest. “Design isn’t about perfection, nor does it always have to be so serious. We believe all rooms need patina and a little whimsy thrown in to take off the edge.”
“We love that this Fromental wallpaper, with its birds of prey and ochre and brown tones, is bolder and more masculine than a lot of chinoiserie designs.” The dressing room has a stateliness that suggests a valet from Downton Abbey could appear at any moment, but the man of the house has everything needed to be self-sufficient.
We envision this will be a room he’ll spend time in beyond just getting ready for the day. Open shelves provide an opportunity to display collections of his favorite things.
Suzanne Graves of Garden Party Designs aims “to bring joy through flowers, and to celebrate the natural wonders of the hidden garden in our own backyards.” For the gentleman’s dressing room and adjoining powder room, she complimented the patterns of the room with a simple color palette and even some flowers from her own yard. “I was able to replicate the mums in the wallpaper and pair with dahlias from the garden for classic arrangements.”
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Who Did It & Where To Get It
Mathews Furniture + Design
Peachtree Battle Antiques
Scott Antique Markets
William Word Antiques
Travis & Company