Archive for the ‘Living Room’ Category

A Space You’ll Love Forever…Seating for Two

Whether it be in your master bedroom, off your living room, or just a warm cozy spot next to a window with the sun shining through; a seating area for two is the perfect spot to take a deep breath and enjoy the simple moments. A place where you can drink your morning cup of coffee while sharing different sections of the newspaper. A place to relax and read a good book while sipping on afternoon tea. Play a game of scrabble on a snowy day on Sunday afternoon, or just relax and catch up on the day together (glass of wine in hand).

This 30″ Round South Hall Table from Currey and Company is the perfect size for two. Linen covered MacKenzie Side Chairs from Hooker keep the seating area elegant, yet casual for those morning cups of coffee.

Starting at the top left going clockwise – the finishing touches. Mixing styles with Global Views, Tubular Candlestick/Vases (I love this as a vase with the Cali Lilly sitting on the table top) and a touch of romance with the crystal, metal combination Pinto Pendant from Currey & Company. Keeping everything toned down with casual Massoud Fabric, Quartilla Spumoni for long wistful drapes all sitting on the perfect light blue Strata, Chandra Area Rug.

Simple, Elegant, yet perfectly Casual for all those simple moments in life just for the two of you to share! What do you want in your seating area for you and your sweetie? I would love to hear!

Resolve….A Reading Corner Just for You

A book worm I am; so an evening doesn’t get much better than to be tucked under a cozy blanket on a comfy chair, feet propped up infront of a warm fireplace. Someday I plan on having the perfect reading corner just for me, until then, I dream of all sorts of reading corners. I am going to come up with different designs every week this month in hopes to inspire you to resolve this dream of yours to create a reading corner just for YOU!

I love to start with one or two elements in a room that inspire the rest of the rooms design. With my fascination of old brick walls, it wasn’t even a question what my inspiration was going to be for this design. Starting with old brick walls and Oceanside Glass Tile, color – Sandstone, as my two inspiration pieces this design quickly came together!

Looking in a corner of the room I have a chair sitting in the corner with a fireplace on one wall and a window with an occasional bookshelf under on the other wall. A warm dark wood floor with a cream rug. A custom upholstered chair and ottoman with a chained pendent light hanging from above just over the chair. A light blue porcelain lamp on the metallic antiqued glazed bookshelf for a little extra light when you stay up to all hours in the morning because you have to see how the book ends! Wood blinds over the window with a thick wood valance and a drape hanging on one side of the window. 1″ x 1″ Sandstone glass mosaic as my fireplace surround to pull in my fabric colors of cream, spa and a mellow lemon.

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Resolve To Cover Your Windows…..

What have you been waiting for?  It’s time to give yourself the true completed look you have been waiting for in completing the interior of your home by adding the finishing touches.  Soft Window Treatments lend a finished look as well as complete the theme to any room. 
There are literally hundreds of different treatments you can use.  Window treatments can be created to enhance any design style, from contemporary to traditional. 
Here are a few ideas for you to think about.  As you look at each of these decide what you like, what you don’t and visualize what the room in the picture would look like without the treatments.  Does the treatment add something to the room or window?

There are several aspects to consider when designing an appropriate window treatment such as;
What is your budget? 
What style are you going to convey?
Is your room casual or dressy?
Do you like the rods to show or to be hidden?
Do you want the treatment to disappear into the background or do you want to make a bold statement?
These are all questions your professional interior designer can help you with and well worth the time and money spent do it correctly the first time.