An Asian Influence! This couple was married in their early 80s and before they were married had each been well traveled and collected items from around the world. They wanted us to design their living and dining area utilizing pieces from their travels that they love. They needed our help to blend their pieces together and give the space a clear style without being too cluttered or mismatched feeling. There was one piece in particular, a hutch in their dining area, that they wanted us to design around. It was a piece with Asian flair so we took that as our inspiration for the design in this space.
To accent the existing golden wood floors, we chose to paint the room in a bright caramel color to bring freshness to the space. Since we knew there would end up being a lot going on in this room with all of the collected furniture and art, we decided to keep the window treatments simple. Silk drapery panels in a solid golden color add texture to the space while not feeling overwhelming.
In the dining room, we added fully upholstered host chairs in a blue and yellow print fabric and contrasted them with wood framed side chairs in a complimentary stripe and pattern. We added in the hutch that inspired the whole design in this space to the end of the dining room which really makes a great statement. The clients own area rug pulled this whole space together and we finished it off with Asian art pieces from the homeowners’ collection and floral elements to soften the space and add extra color.
In the living room which is directly next to the dining room, we continued with the blues and creams with Asian accents. The royal blue sofa adds a pop of color to the space and the custom wood framed arm chair pulls in the other colors used throughout the space. Both these items were chosen to compliment the hand painting that adorns the clients’ beautiful carved cocktail table.
The clients were very happy with the end result and were glad that we were able to integrate so many of their treasured pieces into the final design while still making it feel new, fresh, and pulled together.