When we asked Haute Design principal Beverly Bohan to conjure a welcoming guest room, she reached for classic pieces with wide appeal. Traditional silhouettes, such as a chaise lounge and pedestal table, are accented by accessories, including a painting by area artist Linda Fantuzzo and china in the same pattern found in the Nathaniel Russell House, that provide local interest.
Who she is: Principal of Haute Design
Where you’ve seen her work: The Beach Club at Charleston Harbor Resort + Marina and Luxe magazine
On what inspired this look: “Chinese-export porcelain has long been popular in Charleston—it’s one of the most commonly found objects at archeological sites. The ‘Sacred Bird and Butterfly’ pattern is a reference to timeless chinoiserie; the Jim Thompson pillow fabric was inspired by a 16th-century silk carpet from China,” says Bohan.
Golden Afternoon (acrylic on birch panel, 11" by 11") by Linda Fantuzzo, price upon request at Ann Long Fine Art
Chaise lounge by O. Henry House, Ltd., $5,580 through Haute Design - “Enter the Dragon” pillow fabric in “Chinese Spice” by Jim Thompson, $208 per yard through Haute Design
“Sacred Bird & Butterfly” bowl, $240 at Historic Charleston Foundation
Brass scoop light by Michael Aram, price upon request at Urban Electric Co.
“Santa Rosa” upholstery fabric in “agua” by Holland & Sherry, $210 per yard through Haute Design
“Ammonite” paint by Farrow & Ball, $99-$127 per gallon at Charleston Palette & Design
“Diamant” wool woven rug in “natural” by Merida, price upon request through Haute Design
Handmade “fisheye” mirror, $5,800 at Hines Studios
Photographs by (mirror & bowl) Taylor Jordan & (headshot) King Street Studios & courtesy of (7) the retailers