We are excited to share our latest Designer Spotlight feature with you: Tamara Eaton of Tamara Eaton Design. Tamara is a force to be reckoned with in the design world, and she is going from strength to strength with her dynamic and creative interiors. Based in New York City, Tamara started her firm in 2009 with an eye for bringing contemporary art and design into traditional spaces. Architectural Digest recently named Tamara as one of the 5 Rising Design Stars You Should Know–and we absolutely agree with them. Today we are looking at some of our favourite interiors designed by Tamara.
One of the best parts about Tamara’s interiors is her attention to detail. Tamara initially had plans to become an architect, and her ability to highlight and bring out architectural details within her interiors is impressive. For a Brooklyn family home, Tamara used existing traditional details from the house, including the tooled doorknob and pocket doors, which stand out in contrast with the sleek lines of the modern furniture and light fixtures in the living room.
The simplicity of this room pictured above is what makes it so compelling. The rustic refectory table and benches contrast with the bright white walls and woven rug. The rectilinear and minimalistic quality of the light fixture plays nicely against the table, which is full of sinuous curves and shapes.
For a home in Brooklyn’s Carroll Gardens, Tamara fused traditional and modern design with an eye for colour and proportions. The George I style giltwood mirror between the tall sash windows defies gravity with its incredible height. The seating in the room draws on different cultures and styles: including the Louis XV style settee, the Gustavian style white painted seats, and the Chinese style hardwood chairs. The room comes together with the striking piece of contemporary art above the fireplace, framed by antique gilt bronze wall lights.
To see more of Tamara’s work, head to her website (you won’t want to miss her catchy homepage image!) and her inspiring Instagram account, full of photographs of her designs and inspirations, like the ones shown above. The Portuguese Gothic headboard is an incredible piece and works so well against the stark white walls and purple bed linens. You can also see her work featured in New York Living: Re-Inventing Home, recently published by Rizzoli. Thank you, Tamara for letting us share your work today!
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