Bold and Beautiful

Bold and Beautiful | Nathan Turner | DeGournay Wallpaper | Chinoiserie

This past Sunday, I allowed myself to indulge in a lazy afternoon catching up on some of my favorite magazines. I pored through the September issues of Vogue, Vanity Fair, Town & Country, and House Beautiful and also spent a good while entrenched in some old issues of American House & Garden. This morning, I am feeling inspired and recharged! One of my favorite stories from my weekend reading was this beautiful home in Bel-Air, designed by my sweet and talented friend, Nathan Turner and featured in the September issue of House Beautiful. The house is a triumph.

Nathan was fearless in his use of color and pattern throughout his young clients’ home and the result is chic and inspiring. The resplendent, 1930s Regency style home features hand-painted deGournay wallpaper in the dining room pictured above. Nathan felt the Chinoiserie wallpaper was appropriate for the style of the house, but wanted the room to feel inviting and relaxed, so he brought in a plaster chandelier and white rattan chairs by McGuire to balance things out.

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{The library is what Nathan calls “French Lavender” and features a show-stopping, vintage brass and Lucite desk from the 1960s.}

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{The jewel box powder bath features a stunning treillage application by Accents of France painted in Dix Blue by Farrow & Ball. Notice the lovely pagoda lantern by Charles Edwards hanging overhead.}

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{This little girl’s room features Vanautu Twilight Wallpaper from Anthropologie, custom headboards in fabric by Peter Dunham, and bedding from Leontine Linens.}

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{The master bedroom also includes Leontine Linens, naturally! The walls and headboard are upholstered in Jasper’s Indian Flower.}

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{It’s difficult to pick a favorite room in this house, but for me, I think it is a tie between the dining room and this glorious guest bedroom which features textiles by Muriel Brandolini and a plethora of antiques.}

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{The red-bricked patio chairs plays host to Malawi chairs by Jeffrey Alan Marks for Palecek along with some pillows made from vintage African textiles.}

Which room is your favorite in this beautiful home? Be sure to click on the images to see them in their full glory.

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{Photography by Victoria Pearson for House Beautiful}