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 Home of Heather Clawson

Clever “Gallery Wall”

Photo by Manuel Rodriguez

Pablo Picasso, Three Dancers (Trois danseurs), 1925 – ink on paper
The Menil Collection

Island built to look like a French chopping block

Painting by Stuart Shils

Vintage Charlotte Perriand chairs, found at a Paris flea.

Photo by Lonny

Morris Graves (American, 1910-2001), Chair, 1960.

Oil on canvas, 52 x 36 in.

Designer John Derian

“I think of them [decoupage] as a collection of specimens and I wanted them to look like imperfect fragments, even though they’re reproductions.”

— John Derian

The Pacific Heights home of San Francisco dress designer Kim Bachmann

The intricate Beaux Arts architectural details create formality, while vivid yellow walls instill a sense of irreverence. Bachmann married midcentury pieces, such as the starburst mirror and the pair of armchairs, with antiques and reupholstered furniture.

Photo by Nicole LaMotte

Hugó Scheiber (Hungarian, 1873-195), Portrait of a girl.

Charcoal on paper, 28.5 x 26 cm.

Lovely pelmet treatment in bed drapery and headboard in Bowood by Colefax and Fowler. A Christopher Spitzmiller lamp rests atop a vintage chinoiserie chest.

Painting by Marcus Boelen

Chaise Lounge Chic

Featuring headrests on both ends, this bench-style design was made famous by French socialite Madame Récamier, who was painted reclining on one in 1800. Recamiers are a smart choice for the middle of a room or in front of an architectural detail, since they have no “bad side” or full back to block views or conversation flow.

Photo by Francesco Lagnese/GMAimages

Designer: Megan Rice Yager:

These green taffeta curtains with Greek key trim display the 1-inch break that Yager swears by. Their juxtaposition against the leopard carpet is one of her favorite moments in the house.

Basil Blackshaw (Irish, b. 1932), The Horseman.

Oil and mixed media, 9 x 9 in.

Interior by Jessica Helgerson Interior Design

Tie a room together: “In a space like the kitchen—where there’s so much going on—black paint can create a sleek, organized beauty. Use the paint on multiple fronts; love how these black-and-white tiles play off the black-trimmed windows and cabinets.”

Photo by Rett Peek

Duchesse Chiase

Formal and feminine, this style came to life during France’s Regency period of the early 18th century. Characterized by a full back and a partial footrest, the duchesse is perfectly suited for otherwise lonely room corners. A similar design, the duchesse brisée, looks very similar but is broken up into separate pieces: often two chairs and an ottoman.

Photo by William Waldron/Contour by Getty Images



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