A family-friendly vital space doesn’t have to be ugly

July 14, 2016 - accent chair


(The Washington Post)

Ylva and David Mercer are perplexing to find a approach to make a 15-by-28-foot family/dining/play room in their Arlington home gentle for family activities with their 4 children, nonetheless suitable for interesting guests. They wish a seat arrangement that will concede them to suffer a views of their yard and a circuitously park.


(Leah L. Jones/For The Washington Post)

Designers Alex Deringer and Courtney Cox use a perspective as a impulse for a tone palette in a room and select kid-friendly fabrics and finishes for a space.


(Interior digest by: Rodney Co/ 3D Storm Studio for The Washington Post)

Soft blue walls with immature undertones relate a outdoors. Try Benjamin Moore’s Feather Gray. Use dual sofas positioned in an “L” figure to yield copiousness of seating but restraint a upsurge of traffic. Use metals in opposite finishes to abate and change a heavier timber and upholstered pieces. Durable, family-friendly fabrics, such as yarn-dyed linen blended with polyester, are easy to clean. An indoor-outdoor carpet will mount adult to lots of feet trade and spills. A coffee list with a unsettled finish will not uncover wear from scratches a kids competence make while playing.


(Courtesy of Ivy Lane Living; The Washington Post)


(Restoration Hardware; World Markeet)

SPLURGE: 84-inch salvaged-wood and weathered-concrete X-base dining list ($3,395, restorationhardware.com), left. SAVE: Distressed-wood Harrow dining list ($500, worldmarket.com).


(Benjamin Rugs and Furniture; West Elm)

SPLURGE: Petrified-wood side list ($954, benjaminrugsandfurniture.com), left. SAVE: Etched-metal side list in china ($249, westelm.com).

Furniture: 92-inch Shelter lounge in Shelter Blue yarn-dyed linen wobble ($1,499, westelm.com); Nelson accent chair ($1,064, dotandbo.com); Tyler block coffee list ($630, allmodern.com ); Mill console list ($299, cb2.com); Reese side list ($398, laylagrayce.c om ); Stuva storage dais in white and birch ($80, ikea.com); Yarmouth side chairs in dim espresso ($138 for two, wayfair.com).

Accessories: Aldo indoor-outdoor carpet in Dove gray ($299 for 8-by-10-foot rug, crateandbarrel.com); Del Mar 9-by-12-foot gray area carpet ($425, wayfair.com); Luane 18-inch sham in Slate with polyester stuffing ($26, luluandgeorgia.com); vast plush sham in light immature ($45, dotandbo.com); “Mornings Away” imitation with whitewashed herringbone support ($354 for 40-by-30-inch print, minted.com); Covington antique-brass steel down-bridge building flare ($156, lampsplus.com).

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