Friday, July 16, 2010

Fabulous Room Friday 07.16.10

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{Left: The striking statue of the Winged Victory of Samothrace looks as if she has just flown into the room. Can you think of a more dramatic piece to add to a room? Right: Dhong swathed the elegant room in beautiful array of blues and greys.}

This week’s Fabulous Room comes to us from interior designer, Benjamin Dhong. The tower attic was designed by Dhong for this year’s San Francisco Decorators Showcase house and was greatly inspired by Parisian style. Dhong wanted to maximize the views of the Golden Gate Bridge and aimed to make the room feel like a “sexy and escape”. I’d say he definitely accomplished his goal. The room has a very elegant aura and the shades of grey and blue are very reminiscent of Paris. The cool tones and luxurious textures within the room would be perfectly at home in a chic Parisian apartment or a grand hotel in the City of Lights.

ben dhong3 {How is this for ingenious? Dhong took an Arne Jacobson Egg Chair and had it reupholstered in a Manuel Canovas cut velvet fabric, which he paired with a Fortuny pillow. Dhong added the zebra rug because “the room was too ‘polite’ and needed a bit of edge”.}

ben dhong4 {A Silver Giacommeti Lamp topped with a French Blue Silk Shade rests atop a table skirted in a Sumptuous Velvet with Greek Key Trim}

 

All Images Courtesy of Benjamin Dhong

14 comments:

Anna said...

Just stunning..I love the use of velvet...adds such elegance and texture to this space..great post xo

Carole said...

I love that wall treatment.
Is it polished plaster? Looks great.

Cara said...

Very GRAND space! Love it!
<3

Manhattan Mermaid said...

So lovely. Loving the Egg Chair and that **fabulous** statue. I want one :D

KSK said...

Definitely a fab room. That skirted table in the last pic is my favorite tidbit...love that Greek key trim!

redefiningdecor.com said...

I love the colors he used and throwing in Winged Victory...crazy and awesome. Great photo find!

Caitlin @ Sacramento Street said...

This was my FAVORITE room of the designer showcase! It was fabulous and Benjamin Dhong was super sweet.

ashlina {the decorista} said...

oooh paloma..i love the colors of this room. gorgeous! happy weekend doll. xoxo

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

Stunning...esp. love the treatment over the door.

Design in the Woods said...

The statue and placement are genius. I love it.

Lissa @ After Adornment said...

I love this room. It is such a great mix of styles and I really like his use of texture and all the different shades of blue.

Terri said...

That is a fabulous room... and that Egg Chair in velvet just makes me swoon!

Kristi Olson said...

ohhhhhhhhhhh my Benjamin!!!! LOVE YOU HONEY!!!

Kristi- Circa Lighting

Laura Bielecki said...

Fabulous indeed... what rich and deep textures!