When an oil company honcho and his wife decided to expand and upgrade the master suite in their Memorial Drive manse, the direction to Eklektik Interiors owner and principal designer Kathy Anderson was all about compromise. They wanted opulent but functional. And they wanted a softened, plush vibe, but with a color scheme in which the weight-lifting man of the house would be as comfortable as his fashionista bride. “Definitely not girly-girly,” says Anderson. The result is a rich play of textures and a monochromatic palette of bronze and champagne hues.
Don’t be too upset that the 2000s are already fodder for fashionable nostalgia. Instead, get excited to combine bold and unexpected colors and textures, à la lace-trimmed camis, chunky-soled shoes and men’s looks, too. That’s hot!