As we hunker down into 2015, most everyone I know has resolved to find some time to curl up by the fire with a hot toddy or glass of wine and read. First up on my reading list was R•Home magazine featuring Dana Gibson’s home on the cover. I snapped a copy up the moment I saw it at the grocery and settled in to the view the eye candy as soon as my Christmas decorations were put away.
entry panel wallpapered in Dana’s Peregrine Multi Bright
If you have followed The Gracious Posse for any period of time, you know that we are huge fans of this RVA gal and her variety of products for the well-dressed home. We have featured her here, here and here as we have watched in admiration and delight as her talent and offerings explode all over the design world. Her fresh take on traditional patterns has captured the attention and imagination of the stylish set looking to add color in a sophisticated yet approachable way in their homes.
Lilla chairs covered in Nouveau Palazzo Grey sit in front of fireplace
Dana’s own home beautifully illustrates how to use the fabrics and wallpapers in her Stroheim line and some of the furnishings from her new partnership with The M|T Company to live in comfortable style. Innately on-trend, she has added pops of color to a neutral and forgiving base (e.g. white Sunbrella upholstery) for a welcoming home that also accommodates the needs of her two teenage sons and contractor husband.
dining room walls covered in reverse Nouveau Pallao Grey colorway
To the wallpaper, reupholstery and new furnishings, Dana combines other items that she loves. Artwork from and by her great-grandfather, Charles Dana Gibson who created the famous 1890’s Gibson Girl, as well as her mother, Casa Bacot, are featured throughout, while vintage rugs and furnishings provide a contrasting mix that suits her design sensibilities.
master bedroom chair covered in Nouveau Pallazo Navy
The total effect is a bright and airy refuge where this savvy and sophisticated artist can recharge amongst the people and possessions she loves most. Isn’t that what most of us want in our homes?
At the start of this new year, Dana’s uncluttered and happy spaces reinforce my desire to purge everything that doesn’t make me happy, whether for its beauty or usefulness.
Overall, decor should add pleasure and joy to our lives.
~Dana Gibson on her new collection for The M|T Company
Once again this gracious lady and kind supporter of The Gracious Posse has inspired me to start rethinking my nest. It’s no wonder I
stalk follow her on Facebook and collect photos featuring her work on our Pinterest board, Dana Gibson Design Spottings. Wait until you see the surprise this cover girl has for us on Wednesday. We think you will love it as much as we love Dana!
January 12, 2015
all photos by Barry Fitzgerald for R•Home magazine