Design a Ladies’ Salon Inspired by the Wrigley Mansion
Create a ravishing room with cues taken from this Valley icon.
By Carly Scholl | Photography by Debby Wolvos
A feminine retreat at the newly redesigned Wrigley Mansion in Phoenix serves as a perfectly pretty inspiration for your own signature salon. “We transformed this former servants’ quarters into a place for brides to dress or ladies to host a tea party at the mansion,” says interior designer Wendy Black Rodgers, who led the renovation efforts at the property. “With its overscale floral wall, soft colors and vintage furniture, this space exudes ladylike style.” Black Rodgers paid homage to history by reusing and repurposing furnishings original to the mansion. An antique bar cart now serves as a side table, while the sofa was borrowed from the library and reupholstered for use in the new quarters.
The designer explains how you can encourage a room in your own home to bloom. “Pick a focal point and make that the most important feature,” she advises. “This space at the mansion came together when we found the floral wall mural. You could either buy a similar peel-and-stick removable wallcovering or create a unique custom mural from a photo.” As for the furnishings, think fanciful, fashionable and just a hint of French flair. “Choose plush seating and sparkly light fixtures, and don’t be afraid to juxtapose historical pieces with some modern elements, such as a clear glass waterfall coffee table.” While furniture is obviously integral to any room, in Black Rodger’s opinion it’s the accessories that make the space special. “Vintage accents will add warmth, character and charm to any lady’s lair.”