Several top designers were asked to give their take on a creative use for patterns from our new Tailormade collection.
Liz Caan of Liz Caan Interiors in Newton,
Massachusetts, created a chic and energetic design that is as inviting as it is
Liz Caan created a lively, bold, room design that is a blend of chic, gorgeous, and inviting. From
blue lacquered walls to powerful black and whites, her design board is a
vibrant reflection of her aesthetic. With a custom black and white Harris wool rug, Liz took one of our Tailormade classics in an exciting new direction with a design she calls "Preppy Town."
Merida: Explain why you chose this particular Tailormade pattern and color combination, and theme.
LC: I chose the Tailormade product Harris in a custom black and white because it
is a classic pattern, the colors are graphic, neutral, and timeless, and they
give the room the perfect base to add bold, bright colors. They are not muddy,
and I love that. I chose this theme because it mirrors my inherent design
aesthetic; lots of color, a graphic base and a mix of traditional and modern. I
like to think of it as uptown meets downtown.
What kinds of people do you envision living in this particular space?
I see this as a great family room in an historic building where the ceilings
are high, the moldings are generous and detailed, and the floors have a perfect
patina. A very fashionable family lives here with kids and pets – nothing is
How does this design board reflect your aesthetic?
LC: My design board
shows color, scale and a collected mix of furnishings. I chose blue lacquered
walls, bright and fun Murano lamps by Joe Cariati, fun pillows, a deep green velvet classic
sofa and some comfy side chairs. The lacquer and brass coffee table give the
space a playful yet modern spin.
M: What other types
of projects do you think Tailormade would work for?
LC: There are lots
of fun projects I can see using Tailormade for including children’s bedrooms,
dressing rooms, stair runners and great family friendly spaces.