Friday, June 12, 2009

Another Villa Savoia Sighting in Architectural Digest

It is so rewarding to see an interior that has embroidery; and it is especially sweet when the embroidery was provided by Villa Savoia, Inc. In the July issue of Architectural Digest, you will see the above bronze-brown fabric applied to luxurious pale green silk satin pictured above.

The project interiors was articulated by the talents of Ann Holden of the firm Holden & Dupuy of New Orleans and the architecture is by Ken Tate. The project took 5 years to construct. The living room pictures below contains not only my curtain embroidery but also some demilune console tables (one viewable in the photo below) from Amy Perlin in NY, chairs and two beautiful Louis XV settees upholstered in Fortuny fabric; the settees are also from Amy Perlin Antiques.

The curtain embroidery, fyi - did not take 5 years. If you have a chance, please take a look. I've photographed part of the room and attached it below.

There is a back story (there usually is) to these curtain panels. Once completed, I sent the panels to Mary Tait of Mary Tait Inc. Mary is the amazingly creative woman who has been responsible for curtain artistry for Holden & Dupuy and other prominent interior designers from around the country for many years. My box arrived at Mary's office and for some reason the FedEx man threw the box somewhere on the property and ended up in the garbage bin. Astute Mary saw the box, retrieved it and saved the panels from decorating a land fill.

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