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O’Connor Design Firm A couple of years ago, Bonnie O’Connor and her husband, Joe, visited the Middle East, where she discovered antique furniture made in Syria, including the Bonnie and Joe O’Connor vintage mother-ofpearl chest used in this guest room. Bonnie used soft tangerine and stone colors in this room, as well as Buxton blue by Benjamin Moore and an antique white by ICI. The draperies are celestial blue silk. The bed has a stone-colored linen headboard, and the coverlet and pillows are accented by an orange bolster and throw. Bonnie added artwork by Lee A. Monts, a local Christian artist, who created a grouping of acrylic paintings hung floor to ceiling to create a strong visual impact using a limited color palette.


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Suitable for an 8-year-old girl, Kathleen Powers’s bedroom remains youthful with cheerful walls and whimsical art. Floating Lily, a pale green wall color by ICI Dulux, balances the bright colors in the fabrics and bedding. Custom-created carpeting in a pattern called Sunshowers by Noods Floorcovering not only unifies the bedroom, but is also an environmentally friendly product. The daybed was designed to be multifunctional without taking up all of the floor space, perfect for reading on a sunny day or utilizing the trundle for a sleepover. The silk window treatments by Vervain will grow with Kathleen as she blossoms into a young woman, and the club chairs and cube ottoman upholstered in bright Annie Selke fabrics create a playful pad with happy hues.

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