Bombay chest accentuated with curved legs and French Provincial armoire add softness to linear spaces.
Design Thought: If a bedroom is small and additional drawers and cubbyholes are needed, consider going vertical with an armoire or a highboy. They take up less floor space.
Habersham ladderback chair with Visual Comfort antique wood chandelier
Design Thought: With the outside view through the window perfectly centered in the doorway add a rustic Dovetail accent table and lamp to stylize the bathroom entry.
A tight-back upholstered sofa in ticking stripe with double-rolled arms fits in any style.
Design Thought: Ticking fabric works well in high use areas, is durable for everyday use and holds up well to washing. It is tightly woven and very sturdy.
Farmhouse table, black rustic pendants and asparagus green slatback chairs upholstered in a neutral colored Frieze′ fabric
Design Thought; Frieze′ fabric is 100% cotton and has a heavy, warp yarn pile with a closed loop that makes it very strong, durable and absorbent; important for use with dining chairs.
Four poster bed in dark mahogany with white Belgium linens and antique chest
Design Thought: Measure ceiling before committing to a four poster or canopy bed. Guidelines suggest a minimum of 12 inches clearance from the height of the ceiling to the top of the post.
Bohemian chest houses traditional lamp with ticking stripe shade
Design Thought: When purchasing small tables always measure the height and refer to standard guidelines. For that eclectic feel mix the style of the nightstands while maintaining the same height on either side of the bed.
A casual slipcovered sofa, two striped side chairs, a traditional tight-back upholstered arm chair, rustic console table, stylish end tables, metal lamps, paisley draperies and creme-colored area rug lend a cohesive look to eclectic pieces.
Sofa: VanGuard with Miles Talbot “Washed Turks” fabric Side Chairs: Hickory Chair with Miles Talbot “Washed Caicos” fabric Accent Chair: CR Laine with Robert Allen “Dignified” fabric Console Table: Century Furniture Throw: Pottery Barn Side Tables: Habersham Lamps: Visual Comfort Area Rug: Nourisan “Grosse Point” Drapery Fabric: Lee Jofa “Medina”
Design Thought: Console tables placed behind a floating sofa can delineate spaces in an open floor plan.
Century casual slipcovered chair in same CR Laine fabric as custom duvet on contemporary upholstered bed
Design Thought: Bedrooms should be designed to accommodate a bed, dresser or chest of drawers, one chair or bench. Two bedside tables are important to place lamps for additional lighting, a clock, glass of water or reading material.
Family memories are created with artfully hung portraits.
Design Thought: Lay the pictures on the floor before hanging and arrange and re-arrange the sizes and shapes until satisfied. Keep small groups of like frames together to form some symmetry. Mix sizes and shapes for an interesting look.
Mix it up and go eclectic in the dining room
Design Thought: Look for six of those 80’s chairs from your local flea market and paint the frames bright yellow. Purchase six to eight of your favorite fabrics in different styles and colors: stripes, florals, checks, etc. Reupholster with no particular symmetry.