Idea House Pajama Lounge by Amy Berry
Shocks of deep blues and magentas tame the abundant animal print in this pajama lounge designed by Amy Berry.
Designer Amy Berry says Southern design is "all about confidence, attention to detail, and loving what you have." Drawing inspiration from mentor and European Designer Madeleine Castaing, Berry draped the entire room in a one tonal animal print fabric and accented the room with shades of cool blues, bold magentas, and warm bronze hardware. The room is the perfect place to sit and enjoy a book, or provides a cozy space for an intimate get together with a few friends.
Deep Blue Contrast
Striking colors like this deep blue painiting by New Orleans-artist Mallory Page contrast the leopard in color and pattern.
Continue the Blue Accents
Berry spread the pops blue throughout the room by sprinkling Ginger jars around the lounge.
Gold Leaf Bookcase
A breezy gold leaf bookcase makes great storage without crowding the room.
Gold accents permeate the room, but Berry took a whimisical approach with this chubby frog on the desk.
All Over Fabric
Berry chose a bold decorating move, upholstering the walls and banquettes with an animal print pattern that Amy Berry helped update for Carleton Varney (Safari in Sand by Carleton V Ltd. in Collaboration with Amy Berry). She says this decorating technique "makes the banquettes seem to disappear into the wall and the room appear bigger. "
A Delicate Bookcase
The glasss shelves and hollow frame on this gold Delano etagere by Currey & Co. make it transparent enough to let the wall fabric shine through, but it also stands out enough to add a pop of style to the room.
Like the bookcase, this glass wall sconce is transparent enough to illuminate the room, but bold enough to make a statement.
A slipper chair is a great way to warm up a corner and put extra, lo-fi seating in a room.
A Pretty, Little Workspace
Plenty of seating and conversation pieces make this the perfect place to have girlfriends, but tucked away is a great desk making this room more useful. Berry did select a feminine desk (Regency Bamboo Writing Table by Hickory Chair) and leather chair (Maurice Chair by Mr. and Mrs. Howard for Sherrill Furniture) in keeping with the room's decor.
The bronze finished knobs add an antique feel to the writing table.
Pairing Art with Pattern
When pairing something animal print, it's best to choose a calm painting like this one from the Arceneaux Gallery.
Lighting Up the Room
Hanging like a full moon, this pendant light by Visual Comfort adds a bit of gravity to the light colored room.
Small Space, Big Accommodations
The octagonal, tete-a-tete (Skirted Clara tete-a-tete by Century Furniture) in the middle of the room is a glamorous throwback to a swanky lounge reinterpreted for today's home.
A carved, whitewashed console from David Iatesta breaks up the banquettes and gives space for a pretty tabletop vignette.