My friend, like me is a decorator and her home is a veritable showcase of her style. Traditional with a twist is how I would describe the look she goes for. Rooms filled with antiques, collections and always a surprise. The family room of her home was an addition several years ago, built in the footprint of the former one car garage of the 1920's colonial. The room is long and narrow, a factor that would stump many, but one which she made work perfectly with a sitting area at one end and an entry and work space at the other.
The foundation of the room includes black slate floors, built in bookcases and loads of charming, white painted wainscoting. The camel and green color scheme is fresh, yet refined and comfortable with toile, checks and animal prints. This friend was layering animal skin rugs on the floor before they ever showed up in shelter magazines! She a girl ahead of the curve, who knows how to combine fabric, finishes and accessories to create amazing spaces.
Collections of Majolica, barley twist candlesticks, oil paintings of cows all work in harmony in the room lending a layered look with lots of visual interest. The needle-pointed pillows, (made by this talented gal) and animal heads and further whimsy without being over the top.
Even the window treatments are layered, with gorgeous toile panels paired with sheer cafe curtains.
The "working" end of the room serves as an informal entry complete with a bench for changing shoes, a coat closet and lots of baskets.
And then there is the "command center" a large, gorgeous piece with file drawers outfitted with all manner of organizational accessories. How about the magnetized chalkboard and the striped phonebook cover? Even the dog bed coordinates! Love it all.
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Today Rene is hosting a "Room by Room" party over at Cottage & Vine and I am sharing this fantastic family room there. Head on over and see what other fabulous living and family rooms are out there....
Finally I want to remind you of the Mood Board Monday challenge that Sarah of Pewter and Sage posted about here. It's coming right up and I hope you'll join us!
Does your room need a “prescription” for a change of decor, function or design?If so please contact me, I would love to help your room feel better with a Design Concept Board or a complete Room Rx.