HOW TO USE TEXTURE TO REVIVE A BORING ROOM

DESIGN

We have a lot of square footage to cover in this 3-story, luxury executive home. The first few spaces completed so far include a beach-inspired large master suite with sitting room, the kitchen and breakfast area, as well as the keeping room where we will continue a discussion on decorating with texture.

BEFORE

Above is how we were introduced to this room designated for casual entertaining and a place for the owner to relax. The previous owners installed a viewing window for a fish tank located in the breakfast room.

AFTER

After removing the window, we had all the space needed to anchor the room with oversized artwork and a custom sofa.

With the exception of the area rug and pillows, the keeping room is layered in a monochromatic palette of soft gold, taupe, and bone. To keep the room from feeling flat, we love to introduce texture. Fabrics vary in texture from a soft velvet to a hearty linen. The nesting coffee tables are made from hand forged iron with an antique gold leaf, the sofa’s end tables have a sunburst walnut top. The table lamps have a sleek, embossed ceramic base with a light taupe glaze.

Attention to texture extends to the coffee table where the teak bowl offers warmth, painted African wood beads create interest, and slick pottery provides another reflective surface. The live tulips usher in an element of freshness.

Opposite the sofa, a pair of club chairs are sure conversational pieces, yet functional and comfortable. Overhead the six-light chandelier, reminiscent of telephone pole-style insulators, creates yet another focal point in the keeping room.

INTERESTING FACT:

In the background, a Cameroon feathered headdress also known as the Juju Hat symbolizes a legacy of power and wealth.

For hundreds of years tribal chiefs, royal families, and dignitaries from the Bamileke tribes have worn them during festivities and ceremonial dances.

Handwoven from water hyacinth, artisan pieces bring natural beauty into a contemporary home.

The entertainment console has four wood framed glass doors with wrought iron grills. The summer white finish brightens the space without producing a stark contrast in color.

It’s always interesting to see how one space relates to another. Here’s a view into the kitchen. Notice also how we layered the rugs. The client’s existing green rug was the inspiration for the space however it was not large enough to be used alone. The solution—we layered it with a bleached sisal with an ivory border for a more expansive look

If you’re looking to take your home’s decor to the next level, then we’d love to design and decorate a home that best suits to your style. Please visit our services page for more information. After deciding which service best fits your needs, please take advantage of our convenient scheduling platform.
We hope to hear from you soon!
xo,
Erika

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