She has major pieces. And when I say major, I mean the kind where she's actually collected things from all of her many many travels and spent some serious money on art and furniture over the years. The sad part is, from this picture, her room looks dated and dingy.
The room already has both heavy and rich finishes : Simon Pierce lamps, authentic Oriental rug, creamy leather furniture, and a bent glass coffee table. All we wanted to do is play those up with simple additions like pattern, texture and reflection.
We recommended custom drapery in a fretwork pattern that plays nicely with her other Chinois accents. We also recommended painting the entire room a warm white and accentuating the hearth by painting it dark charcoal like its slate top. A console would ease your visual transition into the sunken living room by making the sofa placement look more purposeful.
Get ready for a serious gear shift. She also has a basement that was just finished into a gameroom for her grandchildren. There is a separate entrance at the back of the house in her laundry room and it's been untouched for years. To add a little fun and excitement, we did another ombre treatment!
Now to cozy up those cinderblock walls a bit!
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Nancy and Bethany