My business partner and mother Jane Derby, was the primary designer and I acted as the assistant and sounding board for several months as we drove some 1000+ miles searching for the right pieces to make the room come together and pop. Of course the room under went 2 or 3 total drawing board transformations before we keyed in on what made us smile. We wanted the room to be soft and relaxing - a comfortable place to read or nap.
The beds were our starting point... Thomas O'Brian had just released this bed during the Hickory Chair spring collection as a King and we loved it. But as it was too large, we re-drew it, scaled it, tweaked it and asked HC & him if he'd consider making it smaller for us... and volia, the proto types are below! And for that we owe Hickory Chair and Mr. O'Brian a huge thank you.
I love the painted floors - we wanted it to be a prime focus, but visually soft and sophisticated.
We took this antique chest of drawers and had it painted and finished with a faux bamboo pattern. The marble topped French pastry table features a faux bamboo iron frame the picks up on the chest.