She craved glamor, he wanted a livable space – and this was our “Space Off” design challenge! We feel like we managed to accomplish both needs. Who said that that comfort for him should translate into a less attractive space for her? Our take was, that as a long-time married couple, they would also have somewhat similar tastes. We did not just want to assume that the husband was devoid of style and simply wanted a recliner and remote! Therefore, we took a different approach: to find “glamorously comfortable” pieces and accent them with “wow” factor accessories!
We were ready to rock this room fabulous!
The Constellation Mirror by Baker Furniture uniquely exudes the luxury our clients craved. This mirror immediately became the pivotal piece in our design plan.
Another “wow” factor which supercharged our design concept, was the use of “Radiant Orchid”, Pantone’s ‘Color of the Year’! As designers, we feel it is vitally important to stay on trend. Radiant Orchid is such a fresh and glamorous color! However it is a strong color, so we used it sparingly, mainly in accessories. If ever the clients desire a new look, those can be easily changed.
Radiant Orchid paired well with the Sherwin Williams ‘Dorian Gray’ – a shade as timeless as Oscar Wilde’s masterpiece, such a perfect backdrop for an extraordinary accent color.
The Baker Furniture sectional is superbly inviting and absolutely gorgeous. She can curl up on the chaise and he can put his feet up in style on the ottoman table. Baker upholstered furniture has a well-earned reputation for being one of the most comfortable in the world, as even the judges themselves confessed, “not only stylish but very comfortable”. Throughout the room, we utilized lighter neutrals that are on-trend now: creams, taupes and soft grays. But please don’t ever let light fabrics frighten you; we have a wonderful protection plan which makes any fabric choice, red wine friendly!
As you can see, textures of wood and metal tied the space together, beautifully.
This has been an incredible experience… we love a challenge, especially doing what we do best! And as always, we had a fantastic time designing for our clients!
P.S. We were asked if knowing what we know now, we could perhaps have ordered a recliner in “Radiant Orchid”? But, that would have been to win the contest! We are in it to win for the client, and we have no regrets!
“Comfortable does not need to be boring!”
Olga Smith & Maria Ray
Olga Smith| Design Consultant at Furnitureland South – Associate ASID
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