It's really a shame that not everyone can speak to the designers when they tour the show house because that really is the best part! I had a great time meeting Eileen and chatting with her about her room and art and design. I already mentioned that the art this year is top notch and I absolutely love all the pieces that are in this room. I also love that for every event last week, Eileen's outfits matched the room! That is definitely something that I would do if I had a room in a show house and it makes for very well coordinated photos!
Eileen knew she wanted a springy room that would reflect the season and that would be cheerful. That drove the color palette which a perfectly designed area rug from from the Rug Company helped pull together. Another takeaway idea is that Eileen painted the frame of the bergere chair a glossy orange color. That is something that anyone could do to spruce up a flea market find very inexpensively. I really love this bright and happy room just as much as did Donald Shermerhorn's serene space and I think that's a testament to the design skills of Eileen Kathryn Boyd and why I love show houses! They really do expose you to new and interesting ideas in addition to benefiting a worthy cause. What could be better than that?!