By Alecia Humphreys
When Laura Lee of Laura Lee Home was tasked with creating a sophisticated space that could withstand the college years (and beyond) for a soon-to-be high school senior, she delivered sophistication imbued with femininity.
Lee’s color palette, cited as her starting point, was inspired by the ‘Lady of Shalott’ rose – a beautiful citrus yellow with shades of blush and light coral. “We loved the color combination and began pulling other ideas to support the palette,” she says.
Lee cites the black-and-white desert print as, perhaps, the most important part of her design. “In a very pastel room, we need to anchor the space with some neutrals,” she says. Lee cites Greek key detailing on the white bedding, the geometric gray-and-white area rug and the vintage fashion print as the balancing components.
The Alexis Walter painting above the bed was hung in a floating copper-colored frame from a chain to add texture and interest to the room. “The dark copper-colored chain adds a little edginess to the design,” Lee says. “The heavily textured painting adds great depth to the overall design.”
“Mixed metals are often a part of my work, as they help a space feel more collected than decorated,” Lee says, referring to the statement ceiling fixture that was chosen to add a modern element to the space. “The warm tones of the brass spikes and funky shape are a good juxtaposition to the tailored design,” she says.
Lee says these funky tricolored tassel earrings inspired the lambswool fur pillow added to the bed.