A some-more contemporary demeanour for a 1930s vital room starts with an updated fireplace

February 2, 2017 - accent chair


(The Washington Post)

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.


(Leah L. Jones/For The Washington Post)

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.


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

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.


Helaine Witzal, with HW Designs (908-418-3190), is formed in Bethesda. (The Washington Post)

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