An antique chest was custom-painted and topped with an antique mirror.
"I'm a big believer in the mix," Charles says. "A single object on a tabletop or a single work of art on the wall can be nice, but for me, mixing collections provides the most excitement. Instead of grouping the pieces from only one collection, which typically limits you to 'like' objects, I like to combine different collections to ensure a mix of textures and shapes and even history, to increase the visual interest of the arrangement.
"The mix in the girl's bedroom shown here is more about pattern than collectibles. Pink toile on the little chair and bed curtains mixes with stripes on the wall, a hand-painted floral design on the commode, and florals on the lamp and lampshade. Start with a pivotal fabric, then mix other patterns of different scales from the same color family."
Dresser (antique, custom painted by Janet Davies): Charles Faudree Antiques, 918/747-9706, charlesfaudree.com.
Mirror (custom painted by Janet Davies): John Rosselli, 212/772-2137, trade only.
Lamp on dresser (antique): Villa Melrose Antiques, 323/934-8130.
Shade (custom): Sew-N-Sew, 918/582-3680.