Traditional yet with an artisanal interpretation that is reminiscent of an 18th Century Parisian salon, the home of Designer Megan Winters in this month’s issue of ELLE DECOR is both dramatic AND intimate. Winter’s has created an evocative and dreamy space that deftly entwines the best attributes of traditional design with a modern interpretation and livablity. A graphic palette of black, white and gold with various colour pop accents enlivens the space, giving it a sumptuous sensibility that is visually tactile and conceptually enveloping.
Photo Courtesy of Megan Winters Design
The space above expresses Megan’s playful mix of high drama and sensual intimacy. I especially love the white and gold splattered abstract art and the embroidered stripe detail at the bottom of the curtains. Tradtitional YET with a fresh spin. (To help pick your paint colours check out or colour feature)
The graphic black and white palette of the Media room has both a retro and modern feeling, mixed with a quiet masculine edge. The oversized Ralph Lauren ceiling lights and striped Missoni carpet ground the space, while the heavy usage of white upholstery keeps the room airy against the stunning gloss black walls (To get this effect check out our how to Paint Feature). The gorgeous black and white Art with its horizontal stripes gives the space a tranquil yet modern edge.
The stunning contrast between the ebonized white oak flooring and the pure white of the handmade Ann Sacks tile backsplash give the kitchen a sharp and engaging freshness that imbues a playful and flirtatious sensibility. (For more Kitchen colour inspirations click HERE and to peruse an assortment of all White kitchens click HERE)
I simply ADORE the Kelly Wearstler pop bowl that has been filled with the lush white orchids. Classic meets POP with a dash of whimsy…. a TOTAL win.
The study is a “study” (couldn’t resist that pun) in layering. An original Eames chair and an antique burl-wood desk has been paired with a pair of vintage Napoleon III armchairs that have been upholstered in vintage plaid blankets. The effect of the space is richly cerebral and visually sumptuous. The rug is by Madeline Weinrib and the wallcovering is by Ralph Lauren Home.
The upper hall while being beautifully proportioned feels a pinch overstyled to me… I would have edited out the Hermes boxes myself. As gorgeous as their colour is (and it truly is), the effect is a pinch affected and more visual merchandising display.
I simply ADORE the lacquer sprayed vintage chair in the vivid colour pop mixed against the gorgeous deep tones of the built-in units. The pendant light fixture is by Restoration Hardware and feels both airy and witty in the space.
The dining room is a brilliant study in the pairing of straight lines and curves. The effect is reflective of past eras yet feels completely new and fresh. The 1940s table and sideboard are by Maison Jansen, the Louis XVI–style chairs are vintage, the Murano glass light fixture is by Venini and the wallcovering is by Ralph Lauren Home.