Oct 1, 2008

Unconventional...and unbelievable!

I am sure you've all caught up on your Traditional Home for the month already (I am still only halfway through!) but there was one article in particular that caught my eye this month and the photos of her design landed themselves right among my other cherished tear sheets and not to mention, straight on the cover of TH...the gorgeous photo above is one of Eileen Boyd's designs- a Living Room in Long Island.

I am really drawn to this design because it's like she threw all of the conventional rules out the window and decided to go with an atypical color combination and it looks amazing!

"Taxicab yellow" and "Gustavian gray" is how Traditional Home describes the color mix. I love the blue accents she threw in to the combination also.

Images via Traditional Home

She even made sure that on the day of the shoot she fit into the room's color palette nicely- so cute!

My favorite part of the room is the "work area"- a functional spot that houses a modern glass and stainless steel desk that is juxtaposed with a traditional French cane back chair.
What's even more impressive is that Eileen found the time to do a piece of artwork to go in there also! She surely is superwoman.
Researching Eileen, I discovered that she is also the designer of one of my all time favorite rooms! I've had this photo saved for a while now...and an even bigger coincidence, I was reading a window treatment book today and they had this same pic in it as a drapery reference!
{Patricia Gray}

There is certainly a lot we can learn from Miss Eileen...graphic, classic, and always chic, she tops the list as one of my new favorites!


Things That Inspire said...

I breezed right past this article, so thanks for putting it in the spotlight! That room must have been quite the design challenge with the wall of windows. The work area is my favorite part of the room...it seems to emphasize that the room will actually be used!

sandra/tx said...

Traditional Home is one of my favorite magazines. They're consistently good and cover real designers and their "real" work.

maison21 said...

i went nutty over the yellow tape on the patterned curtains, and will be stealing the idea in the future, for sure.

Pigtown-Design said...

Do you read Eileen's blog? She does a great job. Can't find the address now, but you might be able to gooooogle it.

Down Comforter said...

i loved the yellow tape on the patterned curtains.