OUR DESIGN ASSESSMENT | Looking at this children’s homework nook in a circa-1914 Wilmette, Ill., farmhouse, we zeroed in on the diamond-like pattern in the antique window leading. Our suspicion: that the designer, Julia Buckingham, had used it as a jumping-off point for the old-meets-new décor. Diamond shapes recur in the wallpaper and even in the ceiling fixture, by Ingo Maurer, customized with RSVP cards from the homeowners’ wedding. Arranged in an unruly way calculated to appeal to kids’ anarchic tastes, the cards read as diamonds and rhomboids, nicely unifying the room’s design. Long-shot theory: Perhaps Ms….
A Debate Over a Children's Study Nook
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