Achieving a Light Bright and Cozy Room
New year, new series! Hi, it’s Gabrielle from Savvy Home here again! I thought I’d change it up and try a new series on Damask & Dentelle for 2013. When I see a picture that makes me gasp I can spend 20 minutes analyzing every details. So…here are my tips on achieving a bright and cozy room: what makes the room successful, what kind of lighting is used, what are the colour patterns.
After years of training my eye to such an exercise, I thought I’d share my findings with you all. I’m really excited about this new series so let me know if you enjoy it!
This room was designed by an LA-based design firm that I adore called Carrier & Co. I’m in awe of their latest project. Obviously this room is huge, has stunning architectural details and lots of natural light, but it’s not the only thing that makes it so inviting. Let’s see what helps make this room a masterpiece:
1. The floors are whitewashed: it gives the room a modern feel and keeps the room looking light and bright!
2. There are two seating areas. This is crucial in a large room to avoid gaps in the space and foster coziness.
3. Everything is repeated, from the bookcases to the fresh flowers, which secures and soothes the eye.
4. The curtains are simple: white floor length linen, and have been hung high to add a sense of height.
5. I LOVE the round pedestal table: it divides the space, provides a surface to prop keys and whatnots on your way in or out and acts as an anchor to the room.
6. Notice the pedestal table sits underneath a show-stopping chandelier that reinforces its anchor position.
7. The bookcases add visual interest and personality. The insides were painted a dark color for depth.
8. The rattan furniture and the natural fibers in the rug and the sofas contribute to the informal vibe.
9. The large plant on the right makes the room more dynamic. Large plants are great to bring the outdoors in!
10. Blue and white china is visually appealing and classic. The blue and white is repeated in the beautiful blue and white fabric.
What do you think of this room? Love it or hate it? What’s your favorite aspect? I’d love to know!