Lady Lair | REVEAL

I promised to start sharing pictures from small projects I’ve completed in the past while you are patiently waiting to see images of the long-term projects I’ve been working on for the past two years. Today you will see the exact opposite of the Industrial Bachelor Pad I shared last time – today I’m showing off a blushy Bachelorette Pied-a-Terre.

Almost two years ago, one of my dearest friends went through a breakup with a long term, live-in boyfriend. It’s a hard thing for anyone to go through, especially when you are living together and have to deal with finding a new home. Packing, moving, and all the drama that comes with it isn’t fun for anyone.  The silver lining (of course) was having a new home to decorate that could have as much pink as her heart desires.

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Being hot off a breakup myself, I loved working on this project and sharing the experience of being newly single together.  Most of the design came together over mimosa infused brunches, and wine fueled Girls Nights In – or as I like to refer to as Design Under the Influence sessions.  My gal is a flirtatious Francophile with a passion for travel and fashion. We really wanted her stark, new apartment to feel as cozy and romantic as possible.  I brought in antique inspired lighting, yummy textiles, and vintage treasures to give is a sense of soul. These are the design boards that we agreed to for….

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And this is how it all came together….LadyLair013 copyI’m obsessed with the Georgia Fowler photograph of a chandelier in Versailles I found on Citizen Atelier. I flanked it with golden sconces I found at The Green Shag Market.LadyLair004 copyWe bought not one, but TWO Versailles dome chairs, a Persian style rug and I had custom pink taffeta drapes made. Feminine drama was certainly achieved.LadyLair001 copyMy favorite part of the sweet breakfast nook is the shadows reflected by the crystal chandelier. The soothing landscape was painted my friend, which makes it even more special.
LadyLair015 copyEvery girly girl boudoir needs a gilded mirror and crystal chandy, amiright?!
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Since these pictures were taken by the lovely Megan Thiele, my gal has done upped and relocated to Manhattan where the apartments are smaller, but the dating pool is larger. Fair trade I’d say… Maybe the next Design Under the Influence session for my friend will be a co-ed pad? To be continued…


  1. Goorgeoous Jessie!

  2. Love the crystal lamp and mirrored table in the bedroom … can you provide a source?

  3. Source for the coffee table? Luv the look!

  4. Amy Davis says:

    Can you share the coffee table source please?? Its just what I want for my living room! Thanks in advance!

  5. I just saw the pics on social media from a friend of a friend and had to hop over because this is a gorgeous room. Then I saw you mention the Green Shag Market and realized you are local to me. I’m loving this look and the bachelor pad space you mention too. This is beautiful work!

  6. I am just drooling over the femme francaise decor! The colors are simply sumptuous. Surely lots of folks would love to experiment. If anyone needs a free serving of paint, please come to Paint Potluck. Or if you have renovation leftovers, bring them & share them on Saturday, September 17 from 8 am – noon at the northwest corner parking lot on Sarah & Forest Park Boulevard 63108.

  7. Where did you get the couch!!!??????


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