Bloomingdale's is hosting a design contest between three interior designers in the windows of its flagship store in NYC, and one of them happens to be my friend Eddie Ross, who is representing Elle Decor. I'm absolutely in love with the space he created. The concept was designed for a media mogul and mother of two, who has a passion for antiques and art — very Lipstick Jungle . While the space is somewhat formal, it has a playful irreverence, with a mixture of bold patterns and shots of bright color, that make it joyful, not stuffy, and bursting with personality. In other words, I want to move right into it! Eddie and his talented sidekick Jaithan Kochar were kind enough to share their resources with me, so that you can all get the look in your homes! As it turns out, the furnishings are really accessible, which might just be the best thing about it. To learn how to re-create this room,
First off, the base of the room is this magnificent blue spatter paint wallpaper that lends a truly artistic element to it. The navy-on-white wallpaper is called Spatter, by Hinson & Co. He's painted the trim in Benjamin Moore Aura Fiji AF-525 paint. The moldings give it a really old-world look that's a perfect balance to the contemporary colors and patterns in the room.
The pair of ikat pillows on the sofa were made with Ikat II Multiblues on Tint fabric from Pashmina International ($35). I love how it adds another layer of color and a bit of texture with the fringe, and pashminas are so easy to find!
Stay tuned for part two of this Get the Look, where I'll show you where to pick up even more of this glamorous décor.
You can read about Eddie's concept for the room here and here. The contest, called The Big Window Challenge, runs through Jan. 28. Take a look at the other contestants and vote for your favorite online (you know who I'm voting for!) up to twice a day. Or, you can vote by texting 1 to 89800 for Eddie's design (or 2 or 3 for the other designs).
Photo by Kristy May