Schumacher Daily

Newsworthy: Atlanta Decorator’s Show House

May 6, 2013

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Melanie Turner of Melanie Turner Interiors created a feminine retreat in the master bedroom of Buckhead’s Tuffeau Estate for the Atlanta Decorators Show House using a range of our fabrics, including stand outs from our Mary McDonald Collection.

Our Chinois Palais fabric was a perfect fit for Melanie’s elegant aesthetic. Adapted for the room’s drapes, it is the linchpin that set the space’s tone. “For color, I was inspired by Hollywood’s starlets wearing a lot of blush and nude gowns for the Academy Awards. When I first laid my eyes on Mary McDonald’s beautiful blush Chinois Palais, I knew it combined all inspiration for the room,” Melanie explains.

Melanie was drawn to Vanderbilt Velvet in Dove for the upholstery of a traditional French settee that acts as the focal point. She chose the Italian cut fabric because its geometric art deco pattern in a graphic counterpoint to the romantic chinoserie of the drapes, but shares with it a soft color palette.

“The fabrics have a fresh approach to traditional patterns. The colors are soft and fashion forward,” she says. “It is a pretty approach to a neutral. An example was the flame stitch Bargello, used on the custom hammered gold chair.”