Project Spotlight: Willowdale Family Room

This lovely family of 4 opened up the wall of their dining to their family room making it one large space. They wanted this room to be a casual hang out area with plenty of room to watch TV and entertain. They also wanted storage for toys and games for their girls. I placed the long sofa facing the TV for optimal viewing. Behind the sofa are storage cabinets perfect for children’s toys and also a handy surface to set things on. I then flanked the sofa with 2 lounge chairs for symmetry. The oversized coffee table is perfect for games and the 2 accent tables are just the right amount of space for a drink. I love how this custom sized rug really anchors the seating area and brings it all together.

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The client’s wanted this to be a kid friendly and tranquil hangout with surfaces that were safe for kiddos and would blend beautifully with their all white kitchen. The pop of blue in the rug set the tone for the space with pops of blue in the pillow and accessories. I used a textural beige Crypton fabric for the lounge chairs and a soft leather for the sofa. The coffee table is distressed and ready for any wear and tear. There is already excellent overhead lighting, but this funky arc lamp is the perfect accessory in the corner. This room is a fabulous mix of modern with a traditional flair.

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Project Spotlight: Willowdale Kid's Room

This was a fun project I did for a family with 2 little girls. The house is an adorable colonial twin, which means small rooms! The kid’s room is just the right size for 2 sweet twin beds and a small play area with plenty of storage. The room already has a small walk in closet with just the right amount of clothes storage so I didn’t have to sacrifice any of the floor plan for dressers. What I did do instead was make sure to specify furniture that had storage for toys and books. I didn’t want to overcrowd this room with unnecessary furniture, so everything was selected with functionality and purpose. The little girls love florals so I specified the most perfect english style wallpaper throughout the room. This will add so much color and personality to the space. I think the dark wood furniture will really pop against the brilliant wallpaper and keep to the colonial style of the home.

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The twin beds are my absolute favorite. They have a vintage design, but the white really makes it current. The sconces above the bed will be functional and leave plenty of room for books on the chest that they will share between the beds. I love these bed linens. The coral and yellow bring out the floral in the wallpaper and the mixing of patterns plaid, stripes, and polka dots are so playful! The flushmount light fixture is very precious. It mimics the florals that they love so much and also ties in the brass that is in the sconces. The shag rug that will go between the beds in the perfect material to place your feet on. I wanted a large area rug for play time and this one not only fit the room, but brought in all of those lovely colors that are already in the space. The wicker baskets and trunk add the perfect amount of texture. Can’t wait to see how everything looks in place!

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Design by  Old Brand New

Design by Old Brand New

 

Benjamin Moore just named their paint color of 2020 as First Light. It’s described as a pink-beige version of white- It’s gorgeous, I’m in love! Back in 2016 Pantone named one of their color’s of the year as Rose Quartz, which was a very similar soft pink. From that moment til now pink is a color I keep seeing and will be seeing for a while. These very light pinks are making subtle statements, from your kitchen cabinets to a cozy rug. Pink no longer reads as a little girl’s room, but it can be used in an array of styles and homes. I’m loving this trend and want to see more! These are a few examples of how versatile the color can be.

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My Favorite Mirrors

Design by  Caroline Sharpnack
 

Mirrors are a necessity in every house. They are a beautiful piece of wall decor that can be both functional and decorative. I like to decorate with mirrors in spaces that already have a lot of art work to help add another element to the space. They can be used in any room such as above your family room fireplace, in a foyer as you walk in, or in a dining room for decor. Strategically placed, mirrors can be functional pieces of art work. If you position a mirror across from a window it will reflect the natural light and make a dark room brighter! I also love how easily they can make a space look bigger, especially by using large floor mirrors. They come in endless styles and finishes, you will find a perfect one for every home. Here are some a my favorites!

 
Design by  Geremia Design