DESIGN & DECORATION SHOW HOUSE 2001
‘La Prise de the Chez un Bourgeoise’
A group of interior designers were invited to decorate a room in the historic Villa Alba. The challenge was that we were not to add any holes to the walls or architraves as it is a heritage listed house, so we used any existing fittings and planned the room around them. This room was designed as a decadent tea party setting. Bursting with a French inspired palette of delicious, vibrant colours, the room is a feminine space for ladies to enjoy delicious cakes and fine tea. All the upholstered furniture was custom made in beautiful richly textured French fabrics. The Tony Phillips orchid painting compliments the French feminine feel. The cake was especially made with exquisite detail by the talented Amanda Way, and was complimented by fine Limoges chinaware. The French antiques from Miguel Meirelles are perfectly at home in this beautiful Victorian heritage building.