Houston designer Pam Pierce works her magic on this family room. A large French blue cabinet from Watkins Culver sets the stage. Sapphire Fortuny pillows add a splash of color.
Ever since Houston interior designer Pamela Pierce entered my consciousness several years ago, I have eagerly gobbled up stories and photos from her many beautiful design projects. Betty Lou Phillips books, Veranda magazine articles and numerous blog posts have all been the object of my rapt attention when interiors by Pam Pierce have been featured. Never fussy or stuffy, Pam's designs appeal to an aesthetic of simple elegance.
The round dining table is surrounded by dining chairs slip-covered in linen from Rose Tarlow. Elegant dusty blue silk taffeta curtains puddle on the floor.
In this home, featured by Antiques Shops and Designers magazine, Pam collaborated with the homeowner, Ollabelle, to create interiors for Ollabelle and her husband's newly constructed home. Ollabelle is described as a woman of great energy and strong opinions, & she wanted to be very involved in every aspect of her new home project. She also loves the colors red and purple. When I thought about the many Pam Pierce houses that I've seen, I couldn't recall seeing red many times if any, and I could recall purple in muted or grayish tones. Without seeing how these colors have been put together you might think (at least I did) -- red & purple? More like a grand convening of The Red Hat Society than a home with the Pam Pierce "look". But never fear, team Pam and Ollabelle, under Pam's expert and talented lead, have created interiors that are both serene and interesting. Broad swaths of white as well as blue & white porcelains are used throughout the house and have a uniting effect.
In the kitchen cabinets are a deep, plummy red and coordinate perfectly with the tiles over the range.
In the family room which adjoins the kitchen, a pair of French winery doors hang to separate the two rooms. The deep red color of the doors also ties in with the reds from the kitchen.
In the guest bedroom gray and white stripes on the walls, white bedspreads and linen bedskirts set atop sea grass carpet combine for a look that is fresh and very Pam Pierce.
In the master bedroom, the homeowner's love of purple is indulged in deep aubergine on the custom mohair velvet headboard and skirt and purple Fortuny on the pillows and bench.
In the home's library, comfortable chairs are slipped in a soft purple stripe. Blue and white porcelain is again used in this room as it is throughout the house.
To view more Pam Pierce inspiration visit here online gallery HERE. Antiques Shops & Designers magazine is available through Barnes & Noble stores. It is a relative new-comer to the magazine stands & is a real treat; definitely worth a look.
Have a blissful weekend, my friends!