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All in the details

Published Oct. 1, 2005

It's the details that make a room special, and it's those details anyone can borrow from a designer show house and recreate at home. These are on view at the Florida Orchestra Guild/St. Petersburg designer show house, which closes today. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. is your last chance to see the house, at 2024 Coffee Pot Blvd. NE in St. Petersburg. Tickets are $10.

Here, details about the details:

+ Tassels are everywhere in the show house. Look for them on doorknobs; on a fabric-draped vanity in a first-floor powder room by Tina Webb of Tina Webb Interior Designs in Dunedin; and on the billowing draperies in a Moorish-style master bedroom by Linnae Carlson of Linnae Carlson Design Services in Tampa.

+ Keep an eye out for stylish window treatments. These, in a tiny sitting room by Patricia Loop of Unique Image in St. Petersburg, were fabricated by Vern Gillem of Largo, who specializes in ornamental iron.

+ In a tiny breakfast room, Suzan Decker Ross of Decker Ross Interiors in Clearwater used a glass tabletop over a stone base to give the illusion of more space. The dishes _ "Herb Garden" by Laure Japy _ are from Traditions at Northwood Plaza in Clearwater, "something special you won't see everywhere," the designer said.