THE PARLOR Elizabeth Benedict Elizabeth Home Décor & Design
MICHAEL J. LEE
Mixing bold plaid with ladylike chintz, Chestnut Hill-based Elizabeth Benedict has created a receiving room where everyone can mingle comfortably. Benedict chose green and purple tartan wallpaper as the room’s backdrop, inspired by Winslow Homer’s landscape paintings that depict the rural fields once surrounding the house. (Winslow Homer was William Flagg Homer’s nephew.) “I was drawn to the works’ tumultuous skies with purple and green horizons,” Benedict says, “The colors of the tartan reflect that.” To infuse femininity, Benedict used painterly chintz, along with a chandelier draped with pale wood beads, and satin draperies that puddle on the floor like the bustle of a wedding dress.