TIME TO DESIGN – Lessons from Gorgeous Women

by Gwen Marie on September 13, 2017

Gorgeous women create environments around them to emphasize their passions, beauty, compassion and talent.  There are lessons in the decor of the women we admire and the take away is go BIG or go HOME.

Oprah Winfrey has many homes but this is my favorite – I think its in Montecito.  This room is classic.

Lesson number one – buy the best art you can afford.  The old masters may be out of your budget but there are many artists out there with works that will enhance your rooms.

Lesson number two – put the sofa fabric on the walls for an exciting overall look. Here the gingham is a big hit – so precious yet sophisticated.  Fabric can be paper backed and used for wallpaper.  Its a little tricky but a good wall paper person can handle it.

Lesson number three –  for the accent pillows pull in a lovely floral of  complimentary colors.  Here pink was used to keep the green from overwhelming the room.

Lesson number four – a clever coffee table made of a similar color schemed fabric in the right size and height is ideal – details to keep in mind.




Elizabeth Taylor’s Belaire home is an eclectic mix of of floral’s, antiques, crystals, sculpture.

Lesson number five – use fun lighting like the modern chandelier that’s used in this room – it says “this girl is fun”.  The lamp shape also brings in some interest.

Lesson number six – use interesting carpet. You may ask, do people still do shag carpet – of course.

Lesson number seven – a multi use fabric to upholster furniture is smart. The sofa fabric looks like a velvet, but could be a cotton polyester.  Pindler’s 9672 Legacy  fabric has 200,000 double rubs and will hold up to kids and pets.  It comes in a wide range of yummy colors.




Check out the art – on the bottom right I think there is a Modigliani, and on the top left, second one in, it looks like Van Gogh – GO girl.

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