A bedroom in the 2008 Designer House was dedicated to Diana, Princess of Wales, and the owner of this house owns this gown designed by the Emanuels, who also designed Diana's wedding dress. This corset-like topped white silk and organza gown decorated with gilt beads, and gold paillettes and simulated pearls was worn by Diana in July 1986 for a banquet at the German embassy in London and also in June 1987 to the James Bond film premiere 'The Living Daylights'. Lot #26 raised $ 25,300.
Front Parlor In this elegant space, designer David Ballas reflects the lifestyle of Tara II’s well-traveled owners with objects collected abroad, while also emphasizing the Old World charm of the house. The swagged polyester-blend draperies by Greenhouse Design exemplify Ballas’s philosophy that “you can be traditional and eclectic by using two different fabrics—one on the face and one for the lining.” The panels can be tied back or pulled entirely closed on the rings and rod.
A Lady's Office by Kathy Corbet who believes that "every woman should have a space in the house that's entirely hers." Working with a color scheme of magenta, plum and ultraviolet cooled down by a gentle celery green, Corbet created a lady’s office that has enough verve to be interesting while still providing a calm space. The window treatment is like a ball gown-striped silk by Donghia, richly gathered and tucked under a shirred cornice with a sheer, relaxed shade by Duralee underneath.