Taking a cue from subtle natural colors, Shannon Bowers has transformed her once-dark, two-story Georgian house into a haven of pale European furnishings bathed in sunlight. "I'm a purist," she says. "For me, colors found in nature—like robin's egg blue, light sand and the lavender of hydrangeas—are soothing. Because this house feels so open, the indoors and outdoors are married." Veranda.
Let's take a tour of her house.....
Love the pinstriped pillows reminiscent of the old mattress tickings.
Some people wonder why I leave the muslin uncovered with the nailheads showing on some of my pieces. Doesn't it look fabulous?
The gilded chairs are covered in my favorite fabric, Fortuny.
Grainsack pillows add comfort and casualness to this sitting area while the Louis XV wingback in muslin adds just the right touch of sophistication.
To add Bower's touch to your home, consider these pieces from my own 1stdibs collection of one of a kind antiques and vintage pieces. All of these pieces were carefully restored and can be viewed in either my New York showroom at 1stdibs@NYDC (200 Lexington Avenue) or by appointment in my New Orleans shop.
Have a fabulous week!