House Beautiful: A European Style Stunner

This home is one of my all time favorites, so I’m sharing it again.

It’s the New Orleans home designer Tara Shaw.

Inside the house, Tara has set a tone that’s equal parts grand and easy. 

By using a palette that’s become the byword of modern chic—a well-layered assortment of neutral tones—she’s made her collection of sumptuous, classical furnishings feel as unintimidating and current as can be. 

Tara wanted to balance the house’s austere facade with a comfortable, light feeling inside. 

For the foyer, she chose Venetian plaster for the walls. 

It’s glossy, textured, and easily repairable—important for such a high-traffic space.

This palette has another purpose besides modernizing historic pieces: relaxation. “I wanted serene colors,” she explains. 

“After juggling so many balls all day, I don’t want to be stimulated when I walk in the door.”


“I’m always looking for the extremely unusual piece that can stand on its own and captivate a room.”

I simply love it!

via:One Kings Lane



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