Interior designer Michele Devon Krantzow brings a childhood fantasy to life.
“ALICE OPENED THE door and found that it led into a small passage... the loveliest garden you ever saw...”
Every young girl has dreamt of Alice in Wonderland’s magical little door, so while decorating a farmhouse nursery, I looked to the classic tale for inspiration. Always looking to design in an unexpected and inventive manner, I set out to craft that dream-worthy space.
My quest to create a Wonderland of my own led to the door’s punchy pinks and sassy yellows, which truly pop against a wall bathed in Benjamin Moore’s Butter. To complete the whimsical look, three mismatched pint-size chairs—a schoolhouse chair with a racing stripe, an ultramodern Philippe Starck Kartell Lou Lou Ghost chair and a frilly pink toile slipper chair—circle a vintage table from a flea market in Sag Harbor.
My never-ending desire to whip up fanciful, imaginative and sophisticated creations for the fashion-forward and stylish led me to launch Little Lavender Interiors, a subsidiary of my boutique interior-design firm, Lavender & Plum Interiors. Little Lavender is a flexible interior-design service geared solely toward children’s spaces. Ranging from bespoke personalized services to affordable Web-based interiors, Little Lavender hopes to bring chic décor to children throughout the country. lavenderandplum.com
PHOTOGRAPH BY BENTLEY WATERS