Spring has officially arrived! What inspires you this Spring?
When this retired schoolteacher came to me for help, she felt overwhelmed by her master bedroom. Since retiring, she now spends much more time at home, and the dark and dreary space wasn’t the cheerful room she was longing for. She collected many special pieces over the years and inherited quality furniture that she wanted to use. With a little editing and design, the room came together beautifully!
The floor plan on the left shows the arrangement we began with. By removing several pieces (and changing the wall color), we really opened up the space! Take a look at where we started:
The color scheme was set – blue and green are her favorite colors. Because of the lack of natural light in the space, the tan background of the previous window treatments just looked dingy. We needed something light and bright! Fabrics from Kravet, Stroheim, and Schumacher were the perfect solution.
Sherwin Williams #6141 Softer Tan was the right neutral for the walls.
An antique tobacco chair and her collection of Seagrove pottery are among some of her most cherished posessions. The large taupe piece is actually a chicken feeder!
Classic furniture paired well with traditional fabrics like the plaid sofa, striped shams, floral window treatments, and small scale leaf fabric on the bed skirt. While these types of patterns have been around for ages, the fresh color palette helped make the space very current.
From where we started, this room came so far, and I was thrilled to see the client so happy with the results! I hope you enjoyed them too!
Everyone deserves a master bathroom that is classic, timeless, and a retreat away from reality. This master bathroom renovation accomplished all of that and more.
(The room has a “L” shaped feel, so keeping everything light and larger scale was going to be the direction. By adding an 18″ x 18″ tile on the floor it really took away from the “L” shaped direction.)
(With the large marble tile turned at an angle, this bathroom visually became larger. Also the large scale wallpaper from Schumacher, created the same scale and feel throughout the room. The decorative semi-flush light was a great scale for the room and added a classic touch of elegance.)
(Using the frameless approach with the glass, we kept the room feeling open. The same marble was used in the shower but a smaller scale to keep uniformity throughout the bathroom. A decorative neutral accent tile was added for a touch of added sophistication and elegance.)
My Grandmother’s old house in Idaho, where I’ll be spending the holidays…
Winter 2006 (no joke)
One can yet again dream of thier own state of cozy when laying their eyes upon this gorgeous ‘Maya’ Chest from Amy Howard Furniture that greets you upon entry of the Design Lines doors.
We think it’s antiquated finish and it’s bold scale at 56 3/4″ W x 27.5D x 44.5H would make a great statement in a mountain, lake, or beach house. The piece would be excellent for storing additional fresh linens and blankets, too.
And indulge us as we speak of the cozy aesthetic just one more time: we can’t wait for one of our clients to snatch up this beautiful Studio Collection floor lamp from Visual Comfort. We think the au natural Irish Pine wood adds a fresh element to a classic columnar shape. Why not warm up a space with wood and lighting?
To sum up my thoughts, I think Design Lines’ Designers Judy Pickett and Molly Simmons have become especially fluent in the language of cozy so far as it relates to interiors. Place your eyes on the coziest pictures I could round up from our Portfolio.
Living Room by Judy Pickett
Dining Room by Molly Simmons