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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.”

Opt for armchairs with luscious fabrics and inviting silhouettes to encourage a sense of cozy opulence in your stylish salon. The tufted Fiona chair—with its rosy velvet upholstery, tasteful nailhead trim and classic form—is the perfect choice. $3,089 (

Improvise your own floral mural with peony wall decals that are as vibrant as they are easy to apply. Measuring 28″ in diameter, the beautiful blooms make a stunning statement on a focal wall. $28 each. (

The airy Peekaboo coffee table will blend into a space full of feminine details without adding visual clutter. $499 (

With its exposed frame and traditional style, the Deconstructed Chesterfield Sofa evokes an effortless farmhouse-chic aesthetic. $4,595-$7,450 (


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