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.