Style Scheme: A Chic Foyer By Raquel Garcia
Childhood memories can have a strong influence, and Raquel Garcia tapped into hers when we asked her to design a chic foyer. An antique ebony dresser from her childhood home is referenced in a vintage, circa 1940 contemporary-style console. The magnifying glass designed to perch on a stack of yummy design books is a nod to the turtle brooch that Garcia’s father gave her mother after her later-than-anticipated delivery.
Lighting plays a starring role here; the room is crowned with a show-stopping Italian Murano glass chandelier, while an understated glass lamp welcomes guests with a warm glow. Garcia choose to keep things quiet in the background, with walls painted a subtle white—Wevet by Farrow & Ball—and classic herringbone floors in a white wash.
Murano crystal table lamp by Carlo Moretti, Putnam & Mason, Greenwich, putnamandmason.com
Italian Murano blown crystal chandelier, Putnam & Mason
Ebonized carved-front sideboard circa 1940, Putnam & Mason
Travels by Katy Ferrarone, oil on canvas, katyferrarone.com
Haute Bohemians, by Miguel Flores-Vianna (Vendome)
The Interiors and Architecture of Renzo Mongiardino: A Painterly Vision, by Martina Mondadori Sartogo, editors of Cabana Magazine, and Guido Taroni (Rizzoli)
Raquel Garcia Design, Fairfield, Connecticut, raquelgarciadesign.com
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