the jlb 2017 designer show house at belmont’s 1853 william flagg homer house
The rich hues of the imported tiles from the Netherlands & Morocco found in the second floor Ladies Bath offered a beautiful palette from which to begin. I decided the walls should be a rich blue wallpaper. (I considered both Phillips Jefferies Lacquered Raffia in Cobalt, or the Indigo Grasscloth by Ralph Lauren. I used the RL.) The single, stained-glass window is gracefully accented with a flowing drape of solid Cobalt Blue Robert Allen fabric, resplendent with a sparkling matching Robert Allen border trim with glass embellishments to catch the sun. John Robshaw rug and bath accessories from Orama’s in Olde Town Marblehead further enhance the bath. Silver is the accent in this space, found in the three sets of wall sconces and contemporary, six-arm silver chandelier. NOTE: I did all of the art too, which were abstractions of the Dutch and Moroccan tiles. Great fun.
It’s all in the details
Cushy patterned rug and bath towels are perfect with the tiles. The tub was originally a mess of several layers of built up dirty white paint. To everyone’s surprise, we discovered a beautiful copper tub (original to the house) after a week of scraping. A treasure found. (it was a major excavation!) IMAGE RIGHT: All fabrics by Robert Allen and Brunschwig & Fils. Linda is seated on the all-new gleaming copper tub during an interview for The Global Design Post. (Photo by GDP Editor, Diana Place)