As part of the One Room Challenge online design event, Linda Weisberg cleared out the guest room in her Waban Tudor and got to work. “This room has 7½-foot ceilings and curved walls,” says the designer. “Let’s just say it doesn’t have good bones.” She painted the walls, woodwork, and trim Benjamin Moore Bedford Blue, a saturated hue similar to one she had admired on Instagram. Contrast comes from the wood floor and woven wood shades, along with the skirt on the new forged-iron daybed. A mix of patterns, metallic gold tones, and antiques pulls it all together. Weisberg is pleased, and she’s not the only one. She says, “My 4-year old grandson asked if his room could be painted this color, too.”
1 The pheasant-feather pattern on the Bunny Williams Home lamp adds interest in the corner. Weisberg says, “The colors work so well with the pillows that I had to use it.”
2 A photograph of dried hydrangeas by Great Barrington-based artist Caroline Kaars Sypesteyn is printed on linen saturated in plaster and sand. “I like the rustic presentation,” Weisberg says.
3 The Paris Flea Market light fixture from Visual Comfort, made from seeded glass beads, adds sparkle. “The ceiling isn’t high, so you can’t do much up there besides install a flush mount,” says
4 “The textiles are the focal point of the room,” Weisberg says. She mixed custom pillows in global patterns — a large-scale suzani print and textural tiger print — with cozy alpaca and mohair ombré pillows from MacKimmie Co. in Lenox.
5 Weisberg bought the blanket from a weaver in his workshop on a trip to Morocco several years back. “White bedding would have had too much contrast with this collection of pillows,” she says.
6 The 20th-century Chinese Art Deco rug is from Berkshire Home & Antiques. “Once you get into mid-20th century they’re not as pretty,” says Weisberg. “This one is from the 1920s.”
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