In the grand foyer, visitors are greeted with cloudlike displays of silk plaid draperies with swags and jabots on the windows, each playfully trimmed with fringe and pompons to match the tufted love seat, designed by Carolyn E. Oliver-Broder.
Step to the left and you’re in the living room, an immense semi-circular room Studio City designer Kathryne Dahlman has dressed up with decorative layers of fabric on the windows and unique floor coverings.
“I wanted the room to be happy and springlike,” Dahlman says, pointing to the pale yellow walls accented by white moldings and the long yellow cotton damask sofa that’s trimmed with fringe on its skirt and framed in a bay of fringed print linen draperies.
“Fringe gives more dimension and texture, and it’s a way to introduce color accents without a complete pattern,” Dahlman continues. “And on the sofa ,there’s a bonus, as it prevents the pale yellow skirt from getting soiled by guests’ shoes.”
Instead of wall-to-wall carpeting, Dahlman and others have placed relatively inexpensive seagrass rugs over the dark wood flooring Wood flooring is a type of flooring made from the timber of hardwoods, or of spruce or hard pine. There are two basic manufactured types of hardwood. Wood flooring comes unfinished, and once installed is sanded, then finished on site. , and then topped them with smaller floral rugs in pink and red.
Brass accents abound and are particularly noteworthy in the unusual sconces modeled after a favorite style of Madame de Pompadour Jeanne-Antoinette Poisson, Marquise (later Duchesse) de Pompadour, also known as Madame de Pompadour (December 29, 1721 – April 15, 1764) was a well known courtesan and the famous mistress of King Louis XV of France. . Antique French chandeliers also enlighten the room and give a glow to the Lalique crystal figurines grouped on neo-classical occasional tables.
An antique silver cordial set, a collection of blue-and-white porcelains and the cache pots filled with orchids and palms underplanted with ivy all add to the European ambience.
The small but formal dining room is equally high-spirited, from its rose- print-upholstered walls to the gaily gai·ly