Monday, January 17, 2011
of how to take different types of furniture
and make them look good all together in one room.
Sometimes it is nice to have a new set of eyes
to walk through your home and see other possibilities.
We found a round leather ottoman upstairs in the study,
it really brought a different feel to the room.
And of course you will notice the brown loveseat
(isn't it just wonderful!)
We traded this out with the matching loveseat.
The reason I did this was to bring more color and interest to the room.
Since the walls were white and the curtains not yet in place,
the patterned loveseat really brought some spice to the room!
There are two things that I would like you to notice about this shot.
1. That the fireplace is covered up by the chair.
A fireplace is a natural focal point and always a great place to draw attention.
2. The furniture here does not match and is lacking something.
See how we moved the chair away from the fireplace,
and placed a number of more interesting objects in the space above.
We also postioned the furniture
around the fireplace so it felt like the focal point of the room.
We took out the loveseat that matched the couch and brought in
the brown patterned sofa.
It became the inspiration piece of the room.
We took the gold, red, and green that were in the sofa and
added those colors throughout the space using
toss pillows, books and accessories.
The red pillows in the chairs as well as the accessories
above the fireplace help to unify the room.
Spreading the color throughout the room really ties it all together.
We added in some gold and red accessories as well as a natural element and some fabric.
The fabric softened the square opening and added color to the space.