DecoratorsBest Staff Picks

 DecoratorsBest Staff Picks

Barbara Karpf: Modern Luxury

DecoratorsBest President Barbara Karpf appreciates luxurious and understated fabrics and wallpapers. Barbara loves Celerie Kemble’s latest Schumacher wallcovering collection of hand printed grasscloths. Barbara can’t wait to redo her New York City apartment foyer with Kemble’s “Acanthus Stripe” wallpaper!

Barbara recommends incorporating Kemble’s geometric cotton and linen fabrics with her vivid grasscloths to create a lively and elegant sitting room or entryway. Kemble’s circular “Conundrum” enhances the gold tones of the wallpaper while “Bleeker – Twilight” brings out the blue and purple fibers. These modern fabrics and wallpapers will impress guests as soon as they walk in the door!

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Left to Right: Betwixt – Spark / Ivory | Conundrum – Biscuit | Acanthus Stripe – Tumeric | Bleeker – Twilight | Flame – Zippity Doo Dah

Colorful & Feminine Meredith

DecoratorsBest Design Room specialist Meredith loves to layer bright colors in geometric and floral designs. Inspired by 1960s movies and fashion, Meredith mixes vintage and contemporary styles in bold colors. The brighter the better!

Hang Schumacher’s turquoise “Metropolitan Fret,” a beaded flock wallpaper, to add dimension and color to a sitting room. Complement this wallpaper with saturated hues of purple, orange, and pink. Scalamandre’s “Paradiso” ties in all the colors as accent pillows. Simple white fixtures will balances the intensity of the many colors and textures.

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Left to Right: Metropolitan Fret – Turquoise | Gainsborough Velvet – Violet | Paradiso – Turquoise | Maestro – Clementine | 800255H – 4 Pink

Retro Glam Rachel

DecoratorsBest Social Media & Marketing Coordinator, Rachel’s style is retro and edgy. Rachel likes mixing attention grabbing prints with muted pastels and metallics. Always glamorous, Rachel loves Osborne & Little’s funky “Volte Face” flame stitch wallpaper.

Balance this bold print with lush fabrics like B.Berger’s luxurious mohair “1952 – Mist” and Kravet’s moire “29674 – 11.” Rachel recommends adding a soft feminine touch with Robert Allen’s pink silk “Brilliant Eyes.” Pale pink, mint green, and gold and silver accents subdue the sharpness of the wallpaper and give the space an old Hollywood feel.

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