Owner, Details Fabulous Interiors
13833 English Villa Drive
Business: Details has grown since debuting five years ago. This year Buckler opened a second showroom in Nashville, Tenn., with plans for additional stores. Fine furnishings, striking fabrics and avant-garde accessories are Details’ mainstays, while a second business, Details Granite and Cabinetry, offers custom cabinets and countertops.
Education: B.S., Business, 1990; M.B.A, 1994 — both from Campbellsville University
Experience: 20-plus years in business and design.
Awards: Homearama Grand Award, Interior Design, 2004 and 2006; four Bellarmine University Women’s Council Designers’ Show Houses.
Project: Formal Living Room
Buckler’s home was a blank slate, decor-wise, when it was purchased two years ago. She took the formal living room from ho-hum to sensational by painting it deep gold with high-gloss black trim and adding opulent fabrics, a mirrored wall and generous splashes of gilt.
"The columns separating the living room from the foyer and great room were originally painted white. I had them faux finished in gold and cream Venetian plaster, and then continued the same finish in green and gold on the foyer and hallway walls."
"When designing window treatments, I always take the room’s scale into consideration. Cut and drape are especially important; they shouldn’t look stiff. For this room I chose a Highland Court striped and embroidered silk fabric in red and added tasseled fringe. Its soft curves smooth the room’s lines."
"I prefer glass-topped coffee tables on a good rug because they allow the rug’s pattern — in this case, the central medallion — to show through."
"One of our trademarks is putting a little bit of animal print in everything we do. I used a silk velvet tiger-stripe fabric from Old World Weavers on the bench cushion. The pillows on the side chairs are Brunschwig & Fils velvet faux leopard in red. Beside the sofa, the Chelsea House lamp features leopard-print shades."
"A wool-and-silk-bl/files/storyimages/rug anchors the room. Loose pillows in black, red, and green were added to the red Henredon sofa to coordinate with the rug. Chinoiserie and striped fabrics in the same colors were used on the Lillian August chair."
"An Architectural Digest photo of Rod Stewart’s home was the inspiration for the mirror-on-mirror wall. Not only does it evoke the glamour of 1930s Hollywood, but it opens up the room and creates the impression of another window."