Decor updating classic style home
Damask is a good choice for a traditional interior because the weave creates both a dull and a shiny texture that works well with a variety of trim, tassels and fringe.
Accessories: Still-life oil paintings, gilt frames and an emphasis on pairs lend a room a proper traditional feeling.
but you can call me Princess.'" They made a deal on the spot, but before they could complete the transaction Princess had to find a new home.
"We thought, 'It's vintage Parish-Hadley—it's sacred,'" Ross says.
In this new Los Angeles home's kitchen, black Windsor chairs are added for contrast in the creamy room, painted White Dove by Benjamin Moore.
The dark chairs are "like a punctuation mark," says designer James Radin.
'"The spirit of Parish-Hadley remains, however, along with some of their original paint colors, but Dransfield and Ross have made the house their own.
The couple moved there after buying and decorating a sequence of homes in New York City and eastern Long Island.
"We would change houses as our tastes changed," Ross says. There's enough space here that the rooms can constantly evolve." The decor is steeped in history; many rooms have artifacts from an earlier age of travel and discovery.
Windows: A tailored look takes over windows with a formal swag-and-panel combination. Fringe accents the swag treatment, adding a design detail to the scalloped edges.