A Dressed-Up, Colorful Kansas City Apartment

A fanciful and romantic apartment.

foyer with diamond pattern flooring
Bjorn Wallander
For this apartment in a 1915 Kansas City, Missouri building, interior designer Kelee Katillac dressed up every room by installing chandeliers and decorating with gemstone colors. For her design ideas, read Katillac's interview.
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foyer with diamond pattern flooring
Bjorn Wallander
Foyer
In the foyer, designer Kelee Katillac stained the entry floor's diamond pattern herself.
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living room
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Living Room
Designer Kelee Katillac dressed up her stripped-down apartment in a 1915 Kansas City, Missouri, building with neoclassical moldings, crystal chandeliers, silk curtains, and furniture from her forthcoming . The living room's Emma side chair is based on a vintage design.
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living room corner
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Living Room
A framed midcentury wallpaper panel brightens a dark living room corner.
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yellow leather chair
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Yellow Leather Chair
A Park Avenue bergère from is upholstered in a Valtekz patent leather.
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dining room
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Dining Room
Jane Austen — inspired ballgown curtains and matching silk blend on the walls — 's Caserta Satin — give the dining room its romantic, rose-quartz flush. An antique Breton armchair, slipcovered in linen cut from a vintage tablecloth, stands out like a white rose. Below the chair rail, 's Velvet Gate anchors the room.
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silhouette dining room shutters
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Dining Room Shutters
Silhouettes hang from dining room shutters covered in 's Glow Stripe.
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dining room
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Dining Room
When you entertain a lot, you can never have too many tables in the dining room.
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drawing room
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Drawing Room
Katillac and architectural interior designer Steve Heiffus, her husband and partner, created their "drawing room" by fusing the living room and sunroom. It's an eye-catching mix of peaceful blues and happy yellows, lustrous silks and nubby linens. Jane shutters, with neoclassical French cameos, "bracelet the room and accessorize the ballgown curtains," she says. A Pasha chair by marries Louis XV with modern technology.
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cast-iron curtain rod
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Curtain Rod
Gold-leafed cast-iron birds perch on rods. Bows add a couture touch to the curtains.
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drawing room
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Drawing Room
In the drawing room, the curtains and Audrey Salon fauteuil, named for Audrey Hepburn, wear her Empire Gown silk in blue chalcedony, inspired by the gemstones.
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yellow chair
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Checkered Shutters
Jane shutters are painted own Directoire Grey.
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turquoise bedroom
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Bedroom
The mats on the Piranesi Grand Tour engravings and framed fabric behind the bed are the same silk blend as the curtains, Sophia, from . The Greek key trim is custom-embroidered.
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bedroom sitting area
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Bedroom
"Aquamarine symbolizes flow and harmony," Katillac says, "while being vivid enough to be sexy." Antique pier mirrors flanking the window lend instant architecture and height.
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blue tieback
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Master Bedroom Tiebacks
Oversize tiebacks gather the curtains in the master bedroom "like a brooch on an Empire-waist gown," Katillac says. She drew the urn and had it embroidered.
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salon
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Salon
A striped Mykolas linen bath sheet by adds an informal note to the salon's formal antique Italian settee.
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salon with rustic drawers
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Salon
A 19th-century Swedish chest stands beneath the Venetian painting that inspired the salon's blue silk-covered walls.
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