With most projects, I will typically get my design solutions from the inspiration of what ‘feeling’ I want to accomplish with the space. This has always been my methodology for getting answers for each design challenge.
For the Christmas room at the Interior Decorating show this year, Bassett Furniture was the furniture supplier..so this was my first visit. I determined that I wanted to present a dining room, so I went there with an open mind to see which collection would catch my eye. I decided on a beautiful and classic two toned French country inspired collection.
My next critical element was the area rug. So I went to W Studio where Alan agreed to support the cause and lent me a Stunner of a carpet. It had the perfect blend of colours and shapes to complement the pair of peacock prints which I selected at Basset. This was the nail in the coffin for me…the theme had to be of an anagolous colour scheme (one side of the colourwheel). Turquoise, greens, yellows with a touch of silver and gray to add a touch of cool modernity to my room.
With the inspiration clear in my head…a sparkly and glamorous room with colour, with traditional elements and a touch of whimsy, I went to Homesense to source out all the elements which would put my look together.
I asked my Contractor to install millwork on the walls to add dimension and allow me to install the wallpaper which was from Crown Wallcoverings. The whole look is Traditional and warm, however the judicious exclusion of red makes this space contemporary in its expression.
IMAGE GALLERY (click on image to enlarge):
- Area rug: # 23018 8 x 10 Tibetan wool hand knotted in Nepal from W Studio
- Wallpaper: W0001/08 Clark and Clark design from Crown Wallpaper
- Furniture, leaning mirror, lamps and Peacock prints: Bassett Furniture, Moultrie Park Collection
- Accessories: HomeSense
- Paint: Wavelength CL 3214M from General Paint
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