9.09.2011

Adding Color . . .

Hi All. .  in wrapping up the week we did a quick install for a client that wanted to add color to her living space !  It was a great space, large, with a beautiful fireplace, hardwoods and nice high ceilings with amazing wood beams.  Her palette was a little dark.  Dark chocolate sofa, brown leather ottoman, and brown silk window panels.  All pretty, but we were missing some color, some texture, a good pop.  The fireplace is large, tall and stone.  What to do ?

She gave me a tea towel !  She loved the colors . . teal, orange, white, so I started there !


Found this great rug . . it complimented the browns on a lighter scale and worked with the existing wall color, but gave her the orange she was looking for . .


The fireplace area was also empty… we added a pair of chairs, lamps and a small coffee table …


We brought in the teal in small doses, a side table, lamp, ribbons in the pillows …



Keith did an amazing job with a large scale piece of art, adding just the right amount of color to tone down all the wood and rock . .





Just the smallest touches of color can bring in the life you may be missing.  Our next phase will be the kitchen and breakfast room which flows into this space and is all open.  We have chosen this great Schumacher fabric to get that started …


My board and thoughts started with an inspiration photo from Domino Magazine (boy do I miss that one)  I love the fabric and the tie back to the den.  We plan on using it on the back of chairs as well. .


I want to later introduce a new round light fixture and bench.  Using a bench and chairs is a great way to add visual interest, mix it up and bring in several different fabrics and textures.  Kitchens can often be hard, straight and lack softness, this is a great way to solve that !


Take a look at the future window treatment fabric planned for that room as well !


Thanks Kelley Sink !! Love your new room.  I’ll be back for that kitchen !!

Happy Weekend !

- Beth

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