When we started with the design of this home, we found it very pleasant to work with a professional who was also the fabric’s sales representative. We had plenty of fabrics to choose from to pull a beautiful setting together. My first recommendation was to try and clear out some of the old furnishings. They moved from a larger house to a downsized home. Sometimes that can be difficult to clients. I had no doubt it would be trying for me as well. So the first thing we did was paint everything a light color to make the home feel more open and airy. It did the trick. The paint color was Dove Wing by Benjamin Moore. It is a creamy color without yellow, just light and neutral. We painted all the rooms this color, except for the master bedroom, where we did a blue in there. For the powder room, we selected a Thibaut chevron, colorful wallpaper. It is really stunning, as you can see. Also in the powder room, we changed out the light fixture and the faucet color. We brought two pieces of artwork from our Clemmons store, and they were very complimentary to the new wallpaper-“Modern Birds”. We also changed out the foyer, dining, and breakfast room light fixtures to a more transitional warm, silver and gold finish. We used their existing dining table and china cabinet. We then added new round back chairs with a gray and faux white finish, an embroidery fabric for the back of the chairs, and a textured light peacock fabric for the front. The essential peacock color rug was the icing on the cake. The added draperies we designed were white linen with an embroidery trim band around the edge of the curtains. Acrylic drapery hardware was so stunning with all the other added elements in the room.
The family room sofa fabric is a peacock soft velvet with lots of beautifully patterned pillows. The two comfy chairs showcased a fabric from Beacon Hill and the barstools behind the chairs were changed out to a teal textured fabric that flowed with the newly furnished family room. Artwork of perfect colors by Sherry McAdams were placed over the mantle and on a side wall in the family room. The breakfast chairs were also covered in a fabric to coordinate with all of the new furnishings, and don’t forget the silverfish rug that we added in the family room to ground all of the new pieces. Neutral in appearance, but the rug has that hint of silver green.
This is a beautiful place for our clients to rest each evening when they come home from work. They love their new downsized home, now that it’s decorated to their liking with harmonious colors!