Making clarity of a incongruous vital area

April 29, 2015 - table lamp


RBob and Jerri Hoy’s sitting area. (Leah L. Jones/For The Washington Post)

The vast vital room in Jerri and Bob Hoy’s Reston townhouse serves mixed functions — TV room, office, interesting space — and a incongruous seat reflects that. They wish a some-more contemporary, cohesive character for a space, and they’d like to supplement a fireplace.


The solution. (Julius Goyanko/For The Washington Post)

Designer Barbara Margolis repurposes existent seat and adds new pieces to emanate graphic areas for reading, examination radio and working. Margolis, of Barbara Margolis Interiors (301-384-7667, www.barbaramargolisinteriors.com), is formed in Silver Spring.

Paint a walls a soothing green, such as Benjamin Moore’s Spring Thaw, and mislay a chair rail to give a room a some-more complicated look.

Replacing a unresolved light with recessed lighting allows for coherence in arranging a furniture.

A table behind a sofa doubles as a list and a bar or smorgasboard when entertaining.

Paint a walls of a alcove a low gray, such as Kendall colourless by Benjamin Moore, to compare a area rug.

Add an ottoman to compare a existent chair and place them in a alcove to emanate a friendly reading area.

An upholstered armchair is gentle seating for a desk and can also be incited to face a new grate (not shown).

An area carpet drift a reading/work space behind a sofa.

Furniture: Regissor bookcase in brownish-red ($139, www.ikea.com); Miles armchair in Fennel ($449) and Remi bookcase ($899), both from www.crateand barrel.com; Callan ottoman in Tatum healthy fabric and walnut ($599, www.roomandboard.com).

Accessories: Mercer ikat applique sham cover ($70), Inna ikat sham cover ($70) and 24-inch block plume sham inserts ($26), all from www.potterybarn.com; Ebbtide pottery list flare ($325, www.lampsplus.
com
); industrial charge building flare in black and coronet ($199, www.westelm.com); Brindle ribbon hand-knotted carpet in Sea ($572 for 5-by-8-foot rug, www.dashandalbert.com); 1/2-inch louver timber shutters in sugar maple and natural woven flat-fold shades in Negara Coconut (prices change by size, www.smithandnoble.com).

Building materials: Faux Tennessee stacked-stone panels in tawny beige ($80 per 24-by-48-inch panel, www.homedepot.com); Regency Horizon gas grate indication HZ40E ( starts during $3,251 and installation, www.gasgalore.net).


(West Elm)

(Room Board)

Peggy mid-century left depot chaise two-piece sectional in Feather Gray heathered crosshatch ($2,398, www.westelm.com).

Ventura list in cherry ($1,499, www.roomandboard.com).


(Havertys)

(West Elm)

Parker sectional in Cooper cashmere ($1,600, www.havertys.com).

Large mid-century expandable dining list in walnut ($799, www.westelm.com).

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