Flower Magazine

NOV-DEC 2018

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CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: Freshly picked satsumas rest in an antique French porcelain compote Rebecca found that fortuitously bears the initials BV. • The air-conditioned "Vizard-o" offers a glamping experience to more adventurous houseguests. Deriving its name from the Roman word vardo, meaning magical gypsy wagon, the 8-by-14-foot space is a rehabilitated cotton trailer that had been abandoned in the fields. • Rebecca and husband Michael OPPOSITE: Antique Louis XVI chairs upholstered in a modern, marbleized print temper the traditional styling and warm wood tones of the antique pine hutch and handcrafted wine tasting table. Above the table, glitter stars evoke a sense of whimsy and soften the austerity of the wrought iron chandelier. the sun-drenched shade of pink swathing the cypress barnboard walls that ignites the room with a sense of coziness even in the harshest north Louisiana winters. When asked about the ambiguous hue, Rebecca is quick to joke that it wasn't a deliberate design decision but rather a happy accident. On a whim, the designer painted the room red in an attempt to re-create the color of a European lampshade she admired in Paris. Deemed too jarring to leave up permanently, she called on a professional to do damage control. Using a raw sienna glaze, he hand-rubbed over the paint, which resulted in the elusive pink shade that she likens to the bark of the 65-year-old crape myrtle that stands on the property. "I love colors that you can't quite describe or put your finger on," she says, "the ones that may have started off bold and saturated but have lightened up over time. Colors don't fade the same way or at the same rate, so they gain a sense of movement and depth as they change. That's what makes them so complex and intriguing." When it comes to holiday décor, Rebecca also prefers a pared-down palette, forgoing the traditional reds and greens for rose, sage, and slate flocked with muted metallics. Christmas stockings of antique cotton velvet trimmed with luxurious French galon hang from the mantel, which is draped in hand-tied cedar garland peppered with vintage glass ornaments. Scouring antiques fairs and vintage shops around the world, Rebecca seeks out the most delicate baubles N O V E M B E R / D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 8 | 75

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