Fabulous Room Friday 04.24.15 + Some Fun News!

kirsten kelli bedroom

I have a particular affinity for mixing very classic silhouettes with modern, unexpected touches. In my opinion, this combination almost always yields striking, yet tasteful spaces. Case in point, this glamorous master bedroom by Kirsten Kelli. The luxurious space is filled with chic details and sumptuous fabrics. The stage is set by soaring ceilings and high-gloss, chocolate lacquered walls. You’ll notice there are several Louis XVI-style pieces including the gilt canopy bed, bench at the end of the bed, and a pair of armchairs upholstered in leopard velvet. The other furniture silhouettes are also quite classic– rolled arm and skirted chairs and sofa, a Chippendale-style coffee table, and a tufted yellow chair. The modern element comes from the fabric choices and execution– bold trims, geometric patterns, touches of bright yellow in an otherwise neutral room, and in the photo below, you’ll even notice different linens on the bed embroidered in neon yellow. I prefer the version in the photo above, but appreciate the moxie it takes to do that! I love that this room daring and filled with personality, yet it exudes effortless elegance.

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Domino has released their annual list of the 24 Best Design Blogs and I am thrilled and honored that La Dolce Vita was included once again. This blog is such a huge source of inspiration, fulfillment, and joy for me, so it is so nice to be recognized, especially among such a talented group. Thank you so much for your readership and support!

MAI Temptations Market 2015 final e-blast

Houston friends, mark your calendars! Memorial Antiques & Interiors is hosting their Temptations Market on Tuesday, April 28th from 10-6. With Mother’s Day, graduations, and wedding season just around the corner, be sure to stop by for some fantastic gifts for everyone on your list. You may just find something fabulous for yourself as well! Have a wonderful weekend!

{Kirsten Kelli Images via Veranda}

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