“I wanted to create a room so cool, so calm that a guest wouldn’t have to count sheep to relax,” Russillo says.
She found a crisp white chintz bowed with ribbons of blue that was traditional in feel and contemporary in design. And she swagged it lavishly at the windows. Russillo matched the blue of the bows for the walls and ceiling and then let whimsy have its way by sponging on a drift of clouds above.
For furnishings, she selected reproduction of 18th-century classics in gleaming mahogany. “I’d toyed with the idea of pine” she explains, “but I wanted that 18th-century elegance.” The bed was an over sized version of a plantation design, distinctive for the rice plant carvings on the posts.
-From “What a House” in North Shore Magazine