June 12, 2013

Be Inspired: Thomas Pheasant for Veranda

I have long been a fan of Washington DC designer, Thomas Pheasant: is clean lines, with touches of traditional details, creates interiors that are sophisticated and timeless.

With this recent publication in Veranda magazine of his project in Southampton, I was inspired in a variety of places!

In this photo, it is really the door details that I am in love with.  First, look at the casing over the door: the fretwork is amazing!  Second, the proportion of the front door just beyond is fantastic.  All very subtle, all very stately!

With this bedroom, note the top of the drapery: a rod pocket has been created by the crown molding.  This type of detail comes in quite handy if you do not like the aesthetic of a rod or if you are dealing with multiple types of treatments (say a blackout shade) and do not have the window depth to tuck everything in.  The seating arrangement at the foot of the bed is also an excellent way to occupy space in a bedroom that may be a little too big!  Champagne problems, right?

The ceiling, oh the magnificent ceiling!  The floral plasterwork is that subtle detail that makes makes for a magnificent little nook.  With the tall windows, the ceiling detail, the eye can't help but go up.  Also, just a little something to note: check out the drapery and  how they just touch the floor ...in the industry, this is called "the break" and I myself like a 1/4" break, which this could be or a 1/2".  It allows the drapery to elegantly touch the floor and you remove the possibility of them being installed too short (which is dreadful, just picture someone who's pant cuff is too short!).

Elegant color palette ... so fantastic mantle surround and great artwork above!

If I didn't love working for myself (and working with all of you) I would certainly put this design firm at the top of my list!

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