I was sitting in on an architectural meeting with a Client yesterday, and she started showing us photos torn from magazines with the type of floors she has in mind for her new house. When I saw this one, I instantly fell in love with the room.
I was at first drawn to the soft yellow damask wall cover, the cool gray trim and the darker honey colored herringbone wood floor. All simple, neutral tones yet when they're placed together they create cohesion and depth. Only after I’d taken all that in did I really start to look at the exquisitely designed space. To me, the hallmark of good design is the blending of different styles. Here it’s done with a traditional button-tufted chesterfield sofa that shares the space with a classic Le Corbusier chaise lounge. A contemporary styled sofa peeks through from the other room. A vintage French pharmacy lamp takes the main stage next to the chesterfield and a pair of glass column table lamps rest on a stone ledge in the room beyond. I especially love the cozy, neutral tones on all of the upholstered pieces. As far as I’m concerned, this deserves an A+!
(I apologize that I don’t know who to credit for this great photograph. I’m not even sure which magazine it came from.)