Recently we had the opportunity to work with a lovely lady with classic taste. She was experiencing a bit of "decorator's block" (hey! it happens to the best of us!)so she called the Decor You Adore hotline.
Often the answer to the useless formal living room is to turn it into a study, but our client already has a home office upstairs. A very talented musician lives in the home, and, oh, yeah, a gigantic baby grand piano too.
Solution: Turn her under-used room into a cozy, curl up, read a book, listen to music, bright and inviting Music Room that you want to enter.
Keeping only the piano and the round accent table in the room basically gave us a blank slate on which to create a functional, fabulous and frugal design. We presented two different mood boards for the client, the first involved opening up the staircase to reveal a more open concept.
For inspiration, we played off the black lacquer of the piano and added the client's favorite color: apple green. Green is a tricky color, it can read juvenile or whimsical, which is fine if you are designing a playroom. But our sophisticated client wanted an updated color scheme that was classic and tasteful, while still youthful and inviting.
|This tablescape portrays our vision for the color palette in the room. Source: Pinterest|
In lieu of two facing chaise lounges, we elected to go with two small scale club chairs with ottomans, and found these at Plow and Hearth.
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|Our final mood board presentation.|
|Check out these gorgeous silk draperies|
You may be thinking, man, that's a LOT of green. Have you ever seen an all white room and thought, oh, I could never pull that off? The secret is layering on texture. Silk draperies, linen upholstrey, cut velvet pillows, glass, wool rug, and a comfy throw. Texture, texture, texture!Here's an example of how a room with one color and maybe a pop or two can really work.
With such rich details and elegant finishes, the narrowness of this beautiful bedroom becomes an afterthought. Ample window treatments, a flowing bedskirt, and gilded finishes all give the room presence, beyond its diminutive size. While purple is regal, an orchid shade is both grand and suited for a small space. The soft hue introduces color without becoming an overwhelming feature.
We can't wait to see how this lovely music room comes together. Stay tuned for updates on this project and more!
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|The indoor/outdoor traversing curtain rods that I am using on my patio makeover are from Plow & Hearth and I am loving how I can swoop my curtains all the way across the rod without obstruction.|
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