Kildare Star lights up the Big Easy

Kildare Star

 

When the new owner of this 1830’s house in New Orleans’ Lower Garden District moved to Louisiana from Canada he left behind a room papered with our ‘Lissadell’ pattern – wallpaper is unfortunately an immovable asset in most cases. Happily for us, for the library of his new home he chose our ‘Kildare Star’ in gold on a duck egg blue, and was kind enough to send a photo of the result.
The simple Regency (or Empire) rosette is perfect not just for the period and style of the house, but for contributing to the mood of elegant but relaxed formality that characterises the scheme – I particularly like the bespoke(?) neo-Regency bookcases and the glossy black floor – and the fact that the library includes a collection of long-playing records on vinyl.