by Marisa Marcantonio

Wallpaper: A History of Style and Trends by Carolle Thibault- Pomerantz goes to Lynde Easterlin, an interior designer in New York City. Books inspired her design decisions directly, and I loved the way she engaged her client with fashion to make the process fun and easy to relate to. Two strong submissions made Easterlin a great entrant.

The Inspiration: a page from To Your Taste Celerie Kemble

The creation a bedroom:
A charcoal and white scheme comes together creatively makes the most of the space.
"The bunk room adjoined the bathroom below in which we kept the bird and twig motif in the drapes for the small bunk. I saw in Celerie Kemble’s book “To Your Taste” the image of white walls and dark black contrasting trim, so I painted this bedroom the same way with dark charcoal gray baseboards and doors."

A punchy Schumacher pattern on the bed hangings and Quatrefoil Chair by Suzanne Kasler for Hickory Chair are charming details, making the bedroom cozy and fresh.

The inspiration: Bill Blass: An American Designer
Regarding inspiration, she says "I love Bill Blass’s style and design. He is known not only for his fashion sense, but also his wonderful interior design artifacts and furnishings that were up for bid at Sothebys just a few years ago. Pictured here is an image on the cover of his book of a white double faced wool gabardine coat with printed twig motif Fall of 1967. It was on the cover of Harpers Bazaar that same year I believe."

The Creation: a powder room
Lynde shared, "I found a wallpaper from Cole & Son very similar to this style in order to recreate his fashion into interior design. In order to keep my very fashionable client who used to work for Chanel and YSL excited about the process, I decided we would try to find elements from fashion designs and translate them into the décor in her home."


by Marisa Marcantonio

Fun! Fashion! The Fifties!
When Kate Spade began expanding into fashion, she created a boutique-within-a store at Bloomingdales. The design of the space is exactly like her retail environments-- highly edited and curated spaces blending the lifestyle brand with a whimsical vision. At Bloomingdale's in NYC, the retail experience is like stepping into her shop, with wallpapered dressing rooms, vintage furniture, great art and a 1950's mixed with vintage modern vibe. By cross merchandising leather goods, fashion and home, the look is complete.

Red, apple green and pale blue come together with mirrored stripes in the display racks. A vintage lamp, Mid Century modern table and carnations in a Lenox glass flower vase from her collection make the space uniquely KS.

The blown up rose paper adds watercolor blooms that look randomly strewn across a landscape. The pop of red in the roses plays nicely off the dresses.

The entrance to the dressing room has a feature wall filled with gallery style hung artwork, featuring small mirrors, photos of the brand's signature Peony flower, graphic fonts and animals.

The Rose design paper was made up for the retail stores.

A bold black and white stripe plays off the red bench in the dressing room.

Scalamandre's signature leaping zebra's have been a Spade favorite for years, even influencing her stationery designs.

Palm Leaves from British wallpaper trendsetters Cole and Sons add a tropical tempo.