Warmer Option 1
My inspirational piece in the room was that unique, worn, vintage trunk serving as a coffee table! The dark brown and brass hardware is what helped me tie in all the elements of this design. Great piece!
First of all, wall color! This warm brownish gray wall color is what I totally recommend. Benjamin Moore Roosevelt Taupe is the name and I saw it on the wall for the first time when a client recently repainted their family room. Use it on the entire wall including the decorative woodworking but leave the trim around the windows white. I love it!
A touch of brass which is totally in right now, is highlighted here in this window hardware....
Add a few silk drapes in creamy white.....and things are starting to come together!
My favorite piece of the whole design has to be this beaded chandelier! Bohemianish??? Definitely and yet modern and chic at the same time.
Every room needs an area rug and this cream cow hide does the trick for me! Set that trunk at the same angle in the above picture and it would look stunning!
A storage piece which can also serve as a TV stand is also a nice touch. I was so excited when I found the antique piece below because it also has that touch of brass and then add this cute vintage brass lamp.
Now for the accessories!
Throw pillows for the sofa!
Add this amazing IKAT pillow for the added punch of color!
Some beading in the this pillow is fantastic!
Some brass accents like this side table on the left!
A great brass vintage tray to set on the trunk.
Add a rustic lake house touch!
Stacked horizontal books on the chest starting with the amazing Leonardo Da Vinci!
And then punches of mustard yellow in these great accents that you could put anywhere in the room. The warm yellow color will look great against the wall color and brass accents and also bring out the touch if it in the pillow!
All of these choices can give you some ideas as you begin to accessorize. Honestly, the choices are endless!
Cooler Option 2
This is my more traditional set of choices that have such subtle, tranquil and monochromatic look that I love too! My focus piece that brought this design together for me is one of the pillows.
This soft gray color for the wall would be my first choice, it can either be painted above the wood molding on the walls and then onto the ceiling or again the entire wall leaving the trim white. It is also a Benjamin Moore color called Smoke Gray!
Again this same beautiful hardware.....
Holding up this amazing cream belgium linen drapery.
These vintage glass beaded dome pendants would bring that bit of shine into the space!
Hanging over this aged muted area rug....
Soft lighting adds romance and interest to any room, so these great lamps would look really good.....
sitting on my favorite piece in this design! This three drawer chest!
Accessorize with these great finds!
Does this beaded delight seem familiar? I would use it in this design too!
The soft blue color in the pillow above could be highlighted with this interesting stool/side table!
a french vintage wine bottle as a floor vase.....
some Egyptian artwork adds some interest to the walls....
or maybe that rustic feel is more your thing........
and finally some stacked books!
Well, there it is!
I absolutely loved doing these designs for Dana & Steve! I wanted to specify that all of the resources for the decor selected can be provided via email. Hopefully, they will also give all of you readers some ideas when you do go shopping for your own home.
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