Designer Profile: Liz Wilson
President, Liz at Home
141 E. Main St., New Albany
Business: Wilson started Liz at Home 10 years ago, growing a one-woman show into a seven-designer firm headquartered in a loft-style studio on New Albany’s historic Main Street. The firm provides a full spectrum of residential and commercial design capabilities, with more than 200 vendors represented, as well as expertise in construction, remodeling, custom cabinetry and custom furnishings.
Awards: Bellarmine University Women’s Council Designers’ Show House, 2004-2006; Southern Indiana Home Show, Best of Show 1998, Best Interior Design 2004-2005; Southern Indiana Home Expo, Best Interior Design 1998-1999, 2001-2005; Home Builders Association of Louisville Homearama, Second Place Best Interior Design, 2004-2005; City of New Albany Pillar Renaissance Award 2006.
Front Entry & Dining Room
Liz Wilson enhanced the spectacular lakeside view on the back of this Paramont Estates home by removing a wall that separated the dining room from the front hall and vestibule and replacing it with columns. The dining room windows now bathe the entryway with light and put the lake on display from the moment you step through the front door.
“White ceiling paint made the dining room’s elaborate crown molding and medallion disappear. To bring them out we painted the ceiling Sherwin-Williams Ivorie and used a chocolate metallic Venetian glaze on the moldings.”
“The detailed square columns were designed to match the home’s existing millwork. Keystones echo the keystone used above the arched doorway leading to the music room.”
“Custom-made Masland wool rugs pick up the copper, moss green and ivory color scheme established by the upholstery on the dining room chairs. The rugs use the same design with different dominant colors — copper in the hall and ivory in the dining room.”
“Oil rubbed bronze finishes on the iron lighting fixtures add to the decor’s Tuscan feel. A lantern illuminates the vestibule, while two chandeliers with alabaster bowls and crystal teardrops light the foyer. In the dining room, a large but simple chandelier without crystals lends formality without detracting from the opulent window treatments.”
“The copper-colored silk paisley treatments on the dining room’s Palladian windows are designed to frame the view. It’s a style we call ‘swoops on medallions,’ because the window treatments are hung from a series of rubbed bronze medallions.”