An over scaled living room with dark original shadow box paneling, large Carthage stone fireplace, and leaded windows, required a design esthetic that paid homage to the history of the home, yet created a space for entertaining large groups, while at the same time feeling warm and comfortable, and would also allow the homeowners to take Sunday naps in the often unused room. With the entry to the home also included in the overall dimensions, creating definition without walls was the challenge. Using an antique table that was purchased by the client many years ago as an entry table was the perfect answer. We took the Italian chandelier from the dining room, had it refinished to look old, and re-hung it as the entry fixture. An antique, nearly 18’ foot rug was found, and was the anchor to the room. Over scaled sofa’s, large cocktail truck, antique console tables, new “shiny” lamps, modern tables, and plush pillows all add to the warmth of this space. The room was also painted a warm gray/green to pull all the warm colors and textures together. Original artwork was also very important to the client, and represents their travels an individual taste.
A new home owner with an eclectic style, required a new and innovative design approach to this room.
A custom 90” dining table constructed from reclaimed foundry patters, an old metal wheel, cut to create the arches that support the top pattern, and the ¾” glass. Table will seat 8. Client wanted a space that was inviting, and that could be used for more than dining. The dramatic floor mirrors reflect light, and give a great backdrop to the oversized chairs that are scaled large for the tall clients. Family heirlooms were incorporated, original art, and antique patchwork rug help create the eclectic mix of items in this space. The walls were painted a purple/gray to bring warmth, and depth to the space.