Breakfast Area Design Statement
Creating a casual and comfortable design objective to accomplished for this breakfast area; simplicity in form, we found inspiration employing warm rust, caramel, sage tones with simple organic materials and textures. Adding a wood and iron chandelier highlights the area. The simple lines of the round table with 4 comfortable arm chairs and lumbar pillows for a pop of color. To ground the space, we introduced a large area rug placed underneath the table. Added also were 3 swivel counter stools at the island for additional seating that promotes family communication. To soften the hard lines of the window and slider, we included embellished drapery panels; and a wide panel track system in a textured organic fabric. Live plants were added to give life, added color, and texture to space as well. Two tile mosaics hang on the wall along with colorful organic elements sprinkled throughout the space.
Family Room Design Statement
To fit my client’s parameters of comfort and casual sensibility this space required a total home interior design. We titled this design “refined rustic”, mixing a casual feeling environment with the textural qualities and hues from nature. The cast concrete arch above the fireplace was removed; the complete wall was then cladded with earthy stacked stone, painted the concrete mantel to mimic wood and fireplace surround to look like cantera stone. To provide better room lighting, we had installed within the concrete floor electrical outlets for the required additional lighting and replaced the outdated carpeting. Based on the cues from my clients’ unpretentious casual personality; a total furnishing of the space was accomplished by adding a host of furniture pieces, custom designed media cabinet with niche lighting, area rug, 12 foot high custom draperies, designed cornices with wireless LED lighting, added live plants and organic accents for a lived in feeling.
Master Bedroom / Sitting Room
For this large open space, we took inspiration from my client’s apparel for color and pattern to achieve a relaxing classic retreat. With rich, subdued hues of grays, blue-gray tones, browns, ebony, off whites and whites; we mixed rustic elements with the weathered gray console table, weathered lanterns, along with the clients’ existing desk and chair. As a main emphasis to the room, we brought in those unique refined pieces that make up the king bed, antique arched mirror, club chair and bedside chests. Intermingling the texture of the linen covered chaise lounge and the rustic finished accent table, the smooth finished 8 drawer dresser is a contrast, but delightful. Anchoring both areas are two large area rugs for added color, pattern and texture. Adding lighting, live plants, organic accents for color and texture and a custom framed original art piece which my client possessed, provides comfort and relaxation.