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Thursday, February 12, 2009

before and after in the beige burbs








Before






After





Drowning in a sea of beige and taupe, my clients and their young family of 3 little girls wanted something different to come home to after a long commute. They asked me to create a warm and inviting casual yet sophisticated home.
They recently purchased new beige and off white furniture. His grandmother's 1950's high back dining chairs were the perfect jumping off point. they were recovered in a natural striped linen.The house needed to have a high contrast of dark and light to give it some visual interest.
These rooms were set free with deep cognac paint, warm walnut cabinet, espresso contemporary dining table, plush brown velvets,rust tropical leaves on pillows from Romo fabrics and golden silk draperies from http://www.sharris.com/
The loose cushion on the little girls' shoe bench in the entry way is covered in http://www.pollackassociates.com/ spotlight in bronze. It is a swirling pattern of dots in a jacquard weave. The striped drapery in the dining room is vintage from http://www.romofabrics.com/ , the continental club chair covered in brown velvet is from Thomas O'brien's collection from Hickory furniture.
The warm tones of browns, bronze, grey and gold balance out the room and frames the beige furniture and white fireplace mantel and wainscoting. Giving my client's home a place that comes alive with an invitation for entertaining friends and family.


sincerely,
John











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