Ashley Whittaker Design Wows Again

Ashley Whittaker is a master colorist!

She mixes pattern and color with ease while continually making traditional design feel fresh and updated.

This project is yet another example of her immense talent. 

This Charming Weekend Escape Turns Floral Print into a Contemporary Accent

Contrast and continuity are vital to this home’s harmony.

Living Room

In the sunlit living room of this weekend home, de Gournay Chatsworth wall­paper delivers springlike blooms year-round; the banquette is upholstered in a tweed and the tufted sofa is in a velvet, both by Clarence House. “It’s a room where the kids can curl up on the banquette, or grown-ups can enjoy a drink before dinner,” Whittaker says.

Mirror from Mr. Brown Home.

Corner of the Living Room

On a skirted table in a corner of the living room, a Chris­topher Spitzmiller lamp — with a Bunny Williams Home shade — is in a deep blue that matches the lacquer of the library next door. The Leora Armstrong artwork is from Gerald Bland.

Breakfast Room

In the breakfast room, a punchy lantern from the Urban Electric Co. picks up the crimson tones in the floral Brunschwig & Fils linen on the backs of the Oly chairs. The baby blue of Quadrille’s treillage-patterned wallpaper coordinates with the Kravet faux leather used to upholster the chair seats.

Braided rug by Serena & Lily.

Master Sitting Room

A Phillip Jeffries hemp wallpaper brings informality to the master sitting room. Photograph by Yiorgos Kordakis from Voltz Clarke gallery. The desk chair is covered in a Quadrille fabric.

Master Bedroom

The master bedroom is its own oasis, with walls in Clarence House Arbre de Vie wall­paper.

Table, Hickory Chair. Lamp, Hwang Bishop.

Powder Room

“I love taking a dark interior room and making it even darker!” Whittaker says of the powder room, which is sheathed in Tulu Textiles Balthazar Blue fabric.

Sink, Waterworks. Mirror, Carvers’ Guild. Sconces, Galerie des Lampes.

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This story was originally published in the March 2018 issue of House Beautiful.

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