Ideas From Barrie Benson
No doubt by now you've seen the latest Domino, and you know that North Carolina-based decorator Barrie Benson is an ace at freshening up traditional Southern style. Her take on this master bedroom, for Parker and Stephen Shuford, just opened my eyes to yet another fabric I might mix with a bedroom chair covered in Kelly Wearstler's "Imperial Trellis." (Benson opted for a soft Cowtan & Tout floral on the bed, and used "Trellis" in citrine for curtains.)
Below, I love Benson's twist on the classic wall of plates. Here she used a pattern I posted last year, Hermes' "Balcon du Guadalquivir," in Magazine Week.
Also, I know this other Benson-designed bedroom above is oft-blogged, but I wanted to mention that Mandarin on Miami Circle, in Atlanta, has vintage Chinese screens very similar to the ones Benson used here for headboards (if you seek an alternative to West Elm's.)
Interior design above by Southerner Barrie Benson, as seen at Domino online. Top photo, Justin Bernhaut. Second and third, Laura Resen.