With earthy tones and gilded gold accents, all inspired by a great European excursion, a uniquely French inspired bedroom was born. “This space was designed for the oldest daughter of a large family, she fell in love with French style and loved the colors we chose for the room, the kind of butter and gold and light and the very, very soft lilac in the room, like almost a grayish lilac. So it was designed with her in mind, and her being inspired by a trip to Paris—so we did a lot of architectural details and large moldings, classical moldings, panel moldings, crown moldings, large base moldings and then added wall coverings.” says Tara Dudley of Tara Dudley Interiors.
She explains that the room, located in a Penthouse in Las Vegas, Nevada, was most transformed by the neutrally accented color scheme, flowing woven fabrics, and various moldings that they chose to install.
Instead of neutral toned colors, the designers went for more complimentary tones in the bedroom to create balance and appeal to a classic French style.
“The color scheme is more complimentary, that pale blue and the pale butter with the gold accents compliment one another. So I think it started with knowing she likes gold rather than silver, and being that she was inspired by Paris—we wanted to have French blue as our key color,” explained Tara.
Employing the beauty and traditional chinoiserie and faux bois elements throughout the room created a gorgeous natural and fresh feeling.“There are a lot of woven fabrics. The ottoman is a woven, textured velvet, with a leopard print design to it. The sofa is velvet, cotton velvet. the drapery fabric and the headboard fabric are woven linen chinoiserie. There’s a lot of texture on the quilts and on the pillows. On the area rug is a combination of silk and wool, so there’s a little bit of sheen,” said Tara.
“The furnishings have Louis lines to them. There are some faux bois that are gilded, the iron bed frame and the materials also have kind of a faux bois pattern on the pillow fabrics and the drapery fabrics.”
Ultimately, this bedroom and bathroom achieve a style all its own that is: “classic, European, and all natural.” Utilizing complementary pieces along with an earthy color palette, Tara Dudley created a warm and welcoming space that invites visitors and residents of the space in to stay a long while.
This story originally appeared in the Summer 2018 issue of French Style Magazine. Pick up your copy today for more elegant French country inspiration!