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COOKING

magazine

ENTERTAINING

DECORATING

WINTER 2010


ROMANTIC MA


ARRAKESH I

WANTED TO CREATE

a total environment, not just a table, but a lively and sophisticated colorful space that people would look at and say… ‘how unexpected…how pretty… that looks gorgeous…I want to sit there!’ Morocco is the inspiration for the wonderful layered aesthetic you see. The table is luxurious while at the same time, it is comfortable…it is the eclectic elegance and the mix of vintage elements and modern textures that make it inviting, not intimidating.” –Patrice Bevans

Patrice Bevans Patrice Cowan Bevans Interiors 415.751.0205 pcbinteriors.com


interpret this look: Start with saturated color and choose one you like as the dominant theme (Patrice used fuchsia), then add small bursts of pop colors for visual pizzazz. If silk is too expensive for your needs, try vividly colored sheeting as the tablecloth. Patrice added an extravagant touch by covering the floor with rose petals, but she says a few scattered on a table will add the same exotic flare. Layer, LAYER, LAYER—that’s what makes this table so visually enticing. If you don’t have dishes with geometric patterns, “use clear glass dishware and fashion placemats by stenciling an exotic pattern onto a piece of painted board or heavy craft paper.” Mix and match…high and low—“Not only do we have rich silks, custom chairs and spectacular lighting, but we have vintage finds, department store items and restaurant supply store pieces on the table. It’s the mix that keeps it interesting.”

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CONTRIBUTORS

DUPIONI CLOTH WITH PATTERNED, EMBROIDERED SILK: Malabar* LINEN AND VELVET FLAMESTITCHED SEAT CUSHIONS: Clarke & Clarke* CHAIRS: custom designed by Patrice Bevans, made by Portico* LINEN ON UPHOLSTERED CHAIRS: A. Sommer Textiles* HOST AND HOSTESS CHAIRS: Aesthetic* PIERCED METAL PENDANTS: Vaughan Lighting* CONSOLE TABLE: Quadrus Studios* MOROCCAN CUT-WOOD CEILING PANEL: designed by Patrice Bevans FAUX PAINTING: Deborah Phillips HINGED SCREENS: Beronio Lumber MODULUS TILE PLACEMATS: Ceramic Tile Design BOWLS, PLATES, WOODEN SPOONS, FORKS: Kamei Restaurant Supply MULTI-COLORED GOBLETS: Pier 1 Imports VINTAGE BARWARE: The Chic Retreat *Available through McCrae and Company

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