Published in the Spring 2014 issue of Austin Monthly Homes. An article on the Pemberton Heights Colonial! Mr. Menez summed it up perfectly!
Award of Merit
In 2007, Design Excellence, sponsored by the Austin Community of ASID, gives Stephanie Wilson Interior Design an Award of Merit for the Davidson project.
The dream: A gracious home imbued with the charms of old style southern hospitality reminiscent of the owner’s childhood home in Georgia.
The reality: To work around the owner’s condition of dyschromatopsia (color vision deficiency) and light sensitivity.
The task: To design grand style curtains with a pure and elegant feel for a large front facing window on a twelve- foot tall wall in the owner’s Dining Room.
The technical solution:
1. A monochromatic color scheme is employed utilizing yellow undertones, a color the client is able to differentiate. 2. A low contrast, large-scale, tone-on-tone damask pattern is chosen that is boldly delineated and easy to distinguish. 3. Operable window treatments that allow for light control are used featuring a sheer for diffusing light and a blackout liner for blocking light.
The aesthetic solution:
A curving soft valance featuring large bell shaped pleats beautifully details this eleven-foot high window treatment. Crisp pinch pleated panels cascade gracefully to the hard wood floors below evoking memories of stately old homes. The luxurious silk fabric has a soft sheen that contrasts with the matte surface of the wallpaper behind it and the sparkling crystal chandelier before it.
Austin Monthly Home: Picture This Section
Spring Issue 2007
From rags to riches, this design challenged room enjoys a makeover that is truly a modern day Cinderella story. Imagination and embellishment enable this room to venture beyond the usual and expected. Classical styling, treated in a youthful manner, creates a room that is dazzling, welcoming and timeless.