A tropical chinoiserie dining room makes a dramatic statement in dark sapphire blue and gold. Hand painted Fromental panels were custom colored with bits of “hot coral” that was also selected for the chair velvet. The client’s antique sideboard and consoles give the space patina while the papier-mâché chandelier, klismos-style chairs, and classic round table help modernize the underlying classic traditional mood. “The room was designed to take you on a journey to another place while you are in it,” says Gray.
ABOUT THE DESIGNER
Gray Walker, ASID, based in Charlotte, bridges the gap between cool modern and collected heritage. Her work exudes a confident femininity with a sophisticated southern grace that is never stuffy. Gray’s interiors weave in memories and stories from her clients’ lives and layer them with global influences, updated glamour, and one-of-a-kind pieces. Her designs have been published in House Beautiful, Southern Living, and on the cover of Traditional Home.