Friday, May 24, 2013

Favorite Room #1 ... Barbara Ostrom

Happy Friday!  I was so energized on Monday and Tuesday ...
I am feeling the need for the end of the week!

The Kips Bay Showhouse was a ShowStopper!  I love what the Designers did here.

For my Show and Tell ... I am going to start with one of my Favorites!

So, yesterday ... I showed you this ... 

One thing that struck me more than anything.  I deal with many lower ceilings.  In New England, older houses generally have lower ceilings.  Nothing about the aesthetic, it is all about keeping warm in Winter.  

This room had low ceilings ... and with this Gold Treatment it seemed as if the ceiling was in the clouds.  
Okay ... I am on board!!

Also, I have been telling you all about the COLOR!!  And this ... is Neutral.  So I can feel the love for both, okay?  And this one was one of my faves!!

But while neutral ... notice .... 

The Gold/Glam

The Patterns.

The Gold Again.

Plus the FretWork of the Windows.

Gold, Herringbone.
TV inserted in a Frame.  Because it is a REAL room!

Beautiful Gilt Sconces.

Off the side of the room is this little Office Nook.
Complete with Pistachios. 
Who Wouldn't like to work HERE??

Just enough clutter to make me happy!

Built-ins to make it Warm.

Take a look at these Window Treatments. 
No finial on the right hand side.  Architecture doesn't always allow space for a Finial.  Even in Showhouses you have to work with Reality.

I don't mind it ... Do You??

The Scale of the Fabric on the Windows is a STATEMENT!!

Not certain if you can see this Before very well ... 

While on this Tour, we discovered that this space had been previously used to house the owner's Art.  No one Lived Here.

I want to be a piece of Art.  So I can live here!!

Gilt and Lucite.  YES!

Zebra Rug ... Bringing the Punch.

Gilt Gold Ceiling On Patterned SeaGrass Rug.

Hi and Low.  Texturally speaking.  Bring it On!

Please allow me to introduce you to The Designer of this Room ... 
Barbara Ostrom 
The Ceiling Treatment was what drew me in ... then I discovered MORE!
I love what she did in this room.  Starting with the ceiling.  So I looked her up.  
And here's what I found ... 

She might have a Penchant for Ceilings.  Oh yeah, Bring it on Sister!!

More Goodness on her website. Check her out!

Hope you are gearing up for a Wonderful Memorial Day Weekend!  Enjoy!

Making the World Prettier.  One Room at a  Time!




  1. I love all of these rooms. The ceilings are fantastic. But, oh how I lust the office! It is my idea of heaven. Thanks for posting this fun tour for us, Lisa! Have a great weekend!

  2. whoa, I seriously love this room and that ceiling. That gold and lavender ceiling is the best of all her work I think! Love meeting her and seeing her style. Thanks so much for sharing. I am wild about that office nook area in that room. Are you rested up for the weekend?
    xo Nancy

  3. Those ceilings are amazing! I love everything about that office nook.

  4. Wow, those ceiling murals are fantastic! Thanks for the intro & tour Kim! aside from the gorgeous gold ceiling, I too am in love with that office!!!!!So many inspirations in this room! Now I'm thinking of doing a similar treatment in my dining room! Ha! Have a lovely weekend dear!

  5. Absolutely gorgeous! I love the mix of lucite and gilt!

    The Glam Pad

  6. Wow...very cool ceiling...that must of taken for ever! Thanks for sharing..


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