Annie and Greg Sullivan adulation the sunny, 15-by-21-foot abundant allowance in their Vienna, Va. home, but now that their youngest adolescent has larboard for college, they appetite to alter their anachronous and altered furniture. They adulation ablaze colors and charge advice allotment pieces that won’t attending too baby in the accessible amplitude with alveolate ceilings. They use the allowance for absorbing and relaxing.
THE PROPOSED SOLUTION
Designer Susan Jamieson suggests beyond sofas and chairs adapted for the amplitude and positions them abroad from the bank to actualize a added affectionate architecture acceptable for conversation. She chooses a blush palette that will accompaniment the accustomed bean broiler (not shown).
Paint the walls and the alveolate beam a ablaze gray blue, such as Misty from Sherwin-Williams, to accompany out the colors in the bean broiler (not shown). Using the aforementioned blush on the beam will accomplish the alveolate amplitude feel cozier. A darker blush on the window trim, such as Peppercorn from Sherwin-Williams, will highlight the view.Mirrors should reflect a focal point. Move the mirror to the adverse wall, in the dining allocation of the room, to reflect the broiler (not shown). Hang accoutrement at atomic six inches aloft the trim to accord the windows added height. Different but commutual breadth rugs ascertain the basement and dining areas aural the space. A ample allowance with ample walls needs ample art. Landscapes and nature-themed pieces will reflect the homeowner’s adulation of the outdoors.
Jamieson, with Bridget Beari Designs (804-321-4747, bridgetbearidesigns.com), is based in Richmond.
SPLURGE OR SAVE
SPLURGE: Hayward three-seat formed arm sofas in Tahoe blast ($1,899 each, crateandbarrel.com), left. SAVE: Wright sofas in Tina ability ($702.78 each, wayfair.com).
SPLURGE: Casa Florentina Verona chandelier ($799, ballarddesigns.com), left. SAVE: Salento six-light Persian white chandelier ($390, bellacor.com)
Furniture: Naumann armchair in dejected ($179.99, wayfair.com); Cairona bristling bolt 34-inch shelved ottoman table with biscuit top and accustomed copse ($232.64, overstock.com).
Accessories: Caffey 9-by-12-foot azure blue/taupe breadth rug ($174.08) and jute handwoven 9-by-12-foot breadth rug in tan ($321.99), both from wayfair.com; Xavier block-print-inspired pillow covers ($59.50 each) and approach blade adumbration box art in white ($199), both from potterybarn.com; Malta 95-inch rod pocket/back tab window blind panels in block ($69.99 each) and 48-inch to 88-inch adjustable window blind rods in Venetian brownish ($44.99 each), both from bedbathandbeyond.com; “Sea Heron” 34-by-34-inch affected book ($399, ballarddesigns.com); “Ambleside, 1786” 34-by-46-inch affected book ($292, gallerydirect.com); Signature Architecture by Ashley Saffi L100074 table lamp ($115.49, hayneedle.com).
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