Monday, May 31, 2010
It was time to retire the old light that had been dangling down into the walkway and install something a little more up to date. I found this great drum style pendant with an interior fabric shade and and a silver-gold finish. The circular motif will tie in perfectly with the gold leaf floor lamp.
Sunday, May 23, 2010
I found a lovely armless chair in a super-soft chocolate brown mohair, which will be a nice counterpoint to the strong and linear deco style sofa. Although the chair is a brand new piece, it has the proportions and styling of a vintage slipper chair. The low seat and wide back give it a gracious feel.
With the room's very dark wood trim and the rich copper, brown and gold color palette, I would still like to keep the room soft and bright, so I plan to use a plush ivory shag area rug. At 8x10 it will cover the majority of the wood floor and add a another luxurious element to the room.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
The custom ottomans look great! They were made in a small upholstery shop -- each and every nail head was pounded in by hand.
In spite of its small size, the room has a long and awkward 2-light fixture. For those of us who are tall, it's not hard to bump into it when walking through the room (...am I the one responsible for knocking off that missing glass shade?). So as part of the makeover, the fixture is going to be upgraded to a soft and elegant pendant light with gold trim and an interior fabric shade. It will also hang a little closer to the ceiling, making the room a little friendlier to those over 5'-8". I was excited to discover the new fixture, which you will see in an upcoming post - its a beautiful compliment to the floor lamp and other accessories that will be going into the room.
Sunday, May 9, 2010
This is the first step in transforming the room. Sherwin Williams graciously offered to donate all of the paint for the project. The angled ceiling creates a challenge. Ultimately I decided to paint the sloped surface in the ceiling color. To create a cohesive look I extended the color down to the same point on the adjacent walls. Next a picture molding will be installed where the two colors meet for an elegant finishing touch.