|Ikat textiles from Turkey|
It can’t be captured in the photo above, but we expanded the size of the living room by almost double. This was simply achieved by installing a large floor covering which created definition of the space and then positioned chairs opposite the couch. This completely opened up the space. Before, a small rug in front of the sofa visually divided the room in two with 1/2 the room empty and used as a thoroughfare. Now, the living room is expansive in feel with more living and circulation space.
I love textiles and decorative pillows in particular because they instantly ad life and punch to a room. The client selected a classic linen sofa as foundation for the room. To add interest, we used several silk velvet pillows which reminded the client of her family crests and heritage. The color of them inspired the deep red linen chairs which add vibrancy, presence and spark to the room. The client wanted to display a stunning zebra skin she had which we draped on a side table. She had beautiful artifacts to use, including an antique hummum soap box and a bowl of ostrich eggs. The beautiful mix of varied materials and textures including jute, silk, linen, mirror, metal, wood and mercury glass create warmth and visual interest in this intimate space. French doors opening to a lush garden complete this delightful, happy room.