A some-more contemporary demeanour for a 1930s vital room starts with an updated fireplace
February 2, 2017 - accent chair
Kate Kennedy and Gary Kicinski wish a new demeanour for a 20-by-12-foot vital room of their Alexandria home, built in a 1930s. They recently bought an apartment-size lounge though need assistance with other pieces and seat placement. The space is for relaxing, reading and entertaining, and they don’t use a fireplace. They cite neutral colors and wish to refurbish a roof fan though keep a dark immature blind panels. They are looking for a some-more contemporary pattern though don’t wish it to be so complicated that it clashes with a character of a home.
Designer Helaine Witzal mixes comfortable and cold neutrals and clever accent colors to emanate a calm, relaxing space. She places a homeowners’ new lounge opposite a wall to concede room for some-more seating but interference a upsurge of traffic.
Add pointed tone to a walls to confederate a existent window treatments and emanate a hold of contrast. Try Benjamin Moore’s Classic Gray. Update a grate by portrayal a mantel white and a surrounding tile and bricks black. A vast basket inside can be used to store books, magazines and newspapers. To enclose confusion in a alighting zone, use an attractive, wall-hung cloak shelve and multifunctional cubes that can be used for storage or additional seating. A counterpart and pieces with potion surfaces simulate light and visually open adult a space. A console with an appealing play functions as a catchall for mail and keys and helps conclude a entryway. The vast secretary (not shown) doesn’t unequivocally fit a space. Consider anticipating another home for it, such as a guest bedroom, with a list chair.
SPLURGE: Orville carpet ($699 for 8-by-10-foot rug, cb2.com). SAVE:
Chalet solid string check flat-woven carpet in taupe ($249 for 8-by-10-foot rug, rugsusa. com).
Furniture: Rebee accent chair in seafoam ($355) and Pisa storage accent list in charcoal ($209), both from macys.com; Rebecca contemporary multifaceted mirrored side list ($175, target.com); Tanner console list in bronze ($499, potterybarn.com); Udan turn coffee list ($799, crateandbarrel.com); Manchester chair and ottoman in Callisto ribbon gray fabric with walnut finish ($1,519, ballarddesigns.com); turn shaft side list in black ($57, walmart.com).
Accessories: Scribble cloak shelve in black ($91, amazon.com); Fossili bowl ($80) and Clarendon vast counterpart in brass ($249), both from crateandbarrel.com; diamond-printed block chuck sham in taupe ($30, wayfair.com); solid mistake mohair oversize chuck in blue smoke ($69) and beachcomber rectilinear rubbed basket ($99 for low), both from potterybarn.co m; Cera No. 1 imitation with champagne china support ($230 for
18-by-24-inch print, minted.com); Benito 52-inch satin nickel indoor roof fan with light pack and remote ($252, lowes.com).
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