Gaye listened to her designer, Erika McPherson Powell, who steered her away from the belief that things had to match. Erika suggested Gaye buy from different vendors and shop with an eye toward mixing, not matching. Against a soft, serene palette, Erika created a blend of antique and new, family heirlooms and good catalog pieces. Gayle’s study is romantic and feminine with silk roman shades and touches of soft pink.
Interior Design: Urban Grace Interiors, Erika McPherson Powell; urbangraceinteriorsinc.com
Ottoman fabric: OD-Lilly in Pink (34328-6) by Clarence House (clarencehouse.com).
Framed prints: Ladies’ dress shoes of the 19th century from NYPL Digital Gallery; digitalgallery.nypl.org.
Hutches: Antique from Big Creek Antiques; 828-713-2844.