Color runs cheek-by-jowl with indoor-outdoor features in the home’s decorating hierarchy. “The interior needed strong color to stay balanced with the heavy stone exterior. Vibrant color also helps with mood during the long winters here,” notes the recovering Californian. Her bold palette—brilliant fuchsia, gold, citron green, and even orange—was preexisting, just awaiting discovery. “My inspiration was the living room’s original stained-glass windows. They were perfect because the house needed assertive color,” Dana observes. The strong colors are introduced in the window treatments and furniture upholsteries, while backgrounds—ebony-finished wood and white marble floors and stark, white plaster walls—remain neutral but dramatic. “One of the things Debbie and I worked so well together on was flow—using colors with the same intensity in different rooms and grounding them with the ebony floors.”
White sofa (“Camelback’’ by Thomas Pheasant); green side chair (“Tufted-Back’’ #6371, by Thomas Pheasant); botanical prints (“Tulip’’ watercolors B, C and D, #1289); coffee table (#3554, by Barbara Barry): Baker, Knapp & Tubbs, 800/592-2537, trade only.
Sofa fabric (discontinued); green side-chair fabric (“Cardinal’’/Avocado Green #WALO0707, by Lorca): Osborne & Little, 212/751-3333, trade only.
Drapery and yellow throw pillows (“Gainsborough Velvet’’/Yellow #42829): Schumacher, 800/332-3384, trade only.
Drapery and fuchsia throw pillows (“Venetian Pink’’ #063751): Beacon Hill, 800/333-3777, trade only.
Drapery trim (#31228-9384): Houlès USA, 310/652-6171, trade only.
Settee: Victory, 612/926-8200.
Settee fabric (“Georgica’’ #4470, by Manuel Canovas, discontinued): Cowtan & Tout, 212/647-6900, trade only.
Bolster fabric (“Allegra’’ #ML553/01, by Lorca): Osborne & Little, 212/333-3777, trade only.
Tub chairs (“Salon’’ #6498, by Barbara Barry); gold slipper chairs (#442, by Barbara Barry); coffee table (#3554, by Barbara Barry); end table (#3557, by Barbara Barry); mirror over fireplace (“Star’’ #3412, by Barbara Barry); chandelier (“Couronne’’ #JG302G, by Jacques Garcia); urns (“Pedestal’’ #PH038, by Thomas Pheasant): Baker, Knapp & Tubbs, 800/592-2537, trade only.
Tub-chair fabric (“Sari’’/Fucshia): Raoul Textiles, 805/965-1694, trade only.
Rug: Weskuske, 612/339-6030.
Mantel: original to house.
Wall and ceiling paint (“Super White’’): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667.