Designing an easy, superb family room for dull nesters
December 2, 2016 - table lamp
Sometimes a room, no matter how lovely, calls out for a finish overhaul. Such was a box with a family room in this Concord home, final flashy in a early 1990s. Interior engineer Phoebe Russell of Allston-based Lovejoy Designs worked with a homeowners, dull nesters with dual twentysomething daughters, to revamp half a dozen rooms. “The family room walls were finished with a hand-painted watermelon pinkish strie glaze,” Russell says. The new intrigue is formed around a underline a homeowners adore: a dusky blue grass-cloth wallcovering with a horsehair-like texture. Camel accents interpose an worldly touch, meshing easily with a perspective of open fields and trails. Facilitating a room’s many uses, Russell employed a exquisite seat layout, with a grate as a focal point. “It feels really balanced,” she says, “making it easy for review and personification games.”
1. The 36-inch-wide panels of Phillip Jeffries grass-cloth wallcovering have an surprising strange plane wobble that adds textured tone to a space.
2. Playing off of a wallcovering’s hardness and pointed brownish-red undertones, Russell chose healthy woven roman shades, tranquil around remote, for a doors and windows. Valances supplement substance — “I didn’t wish them to seem dinky,” says Russell — and censor a mechanisms.
3. An edited collection of objets d’art creates a layered outcome on a mantel. The tableau includes a shade box of moth specimens found during Seaver McLellan Antiques in Jaffrey, New Hampshire, a pencil sketch of toga-clad figures, and an antique coronet orb.
4. Urban Electric Co. Melissa wall sconces in antique coronet side a mantel. “The long, skinny form accentuates a room’s high ceilings,” says Russell.
5. When Russell sat on a Sinclair lounge by Belle Meade during High Point Market in North Carolina, she fast announced it “the one,” wooed by a seemly tilted arms, nailhead trim, and coronet fact on a legs.
6. The blue and white nap solid patterned carpet by Stark brings a repeated component to a bottom of a room.
7. The travertine tip of a Jules cocktail list by Mr. and Mrs. Howard for Sherrill Furniture rests on a black steel base, a component echoed in a supports of a side table.
8. To change a brownish-red of a shades on a other side of a room, Russell chose a Arteriors Kara mirror, that facilities a hand-applied bone inlay floral pattern.
9. The Vivien list flare by Alexa Hampton for Circa Lighting adds a coronet component to a vignette.
10. The Giza dresser by Noir with three-dimensional forged timber drawer fronts serves as additional storage, for blankets and dog toys, and anchors a tiny wall subsequent to an arched opening that leads to a kitchen.