LIVING ROOM

2006 DESIGNERS’ SHOW HOUSE


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Inspiration
William R. Eubanks honors fabric maven Christopher Hyland with a dream room designed especially for Christopher. We are inspired by vibrant colors of the tropics, best rendered in silk, counterpointed by Syrie Maugham’s white-washed furniture. The living room displays playful and profound paradoxes; neutral and colorful; cook and hotl casual and luxurious; nonchalant and sophisticated. Cool shades of cream and white serve as a backdrop for got, acid greens and electric blues. Lavish silk damasks with extravagant passementerie rest on subdued sisal matting, with antique rugs scattered about. The castle-sized, Moorish-style sofa is covered in silk, caged ottoman appointed with braids and nail heads. Fauteuils in terry-cloth velvet of zebra print on sand tones flank the sofa. The grouping is anchored by a glorious Flemish 17th century tapestry of Napoleon’s victorious return to Rome in a chariot drawn by elephants. White-crusted mirrors and consoles echo once again Syrie Maugham’s inimitable style. What could be more appropriate for Palm Beach than the melding of island colors and contemporary touches in a timelessly classic room?


Biography
William R. Eubanks’ name is synonymous with refined, classic design and the comfortable, but timeless decoration of sumptuous fabrics, period British and European antiques, jewel-tone colors, Flemish tapestries, Old Master paintings, fine porcelains, and Aubusson and Oushak carpets. From the firm he opened in Memphis, Tennessee in 1976, his design and antique business has grown to New York and Palm Beach, where he has an elegant showroom at 400 Hibiscus Avenue.

Mr. Eubanks graduated with a B.F.A. and is an Allied member of ASID, Associate Member of IIDA, Professional Member of the Institute of Classical Architecture and Classical America, and a member of Shelter Magazines’ Interior Design Alliance Advisory Board. A selection of his design projects can be viewed at http://www.williamreubanks.com. Eubanks’ work has been featured in Great Designers of the World, Veranda, Quest, Palm Beach Illustrated, Elements of Design, Showcase of Interior Design, Florida Design, 100 Designers’ Favorite Rooms, Palm Beach Society, Shelter Magazine, Spectacular Homes of Tennessee, Mississippi Magazine, Midsouth Magazine, The Best of Florida Design and Southern Accents.

As Vice President of Interiors and Showrooms at William R. Eubanks, Inc., Mitch Brown has worked with Bill Eubanks helping design homes and interiors in the U.S. and Europe since 1998. Brown earned a B.F.A. in Interior Design in 1989. After graduation he tailed a career that specialized in European antiques and fine reproduction furniture. His past professional experience includes Lady Primrose, Cache, Mike Bell and Michael Taylor as Creative director.


Credits

*  Antiques furniture, objets d’art, custom-designed upholstery, custom-designed draperies William R. Eubanks, Inc.

*  Custom-dyed and custom-designed fabric and passementerie – Christopher Hyland, Inc.

*  Antique decorative carpets – Galerie Shabab New York

*  Sisal carpet – Stark Carpet, Inc.

*  Decorative artistry and special paint finishes – Sean Catinella

*  Artwork – Gasiunasen Gallery and William R. Eubanks, Inc.