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Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Interior Design: Living Room Mantle

The first purchase was made for my friend's place - hooray!!! After strong urging, Soojee ended up getting the same wall hanging as moi. Here's a before & after:

BEFORE
Not paying attention to her holiday decorations, the artwork hangs as a focal point but has no particular significance for the couple. The club chairs are hugging the wall (a no-no!) and do not facilitate good conversation.


AFTER
The wall hanging is absolutely delightful!. It's whimsical design plays up the light, airy space. The holiday decorations are gone (thank goodness!), and the artwork is moving to the guest bedroom. We are still evaluating whether the pair of club chairs belong in the space (or possible the couple's Wassily chairs). One thing is for sure, we need to upgrade the homebase for the couple's pets.


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15 comments:

katie said...

that looks a lot better. nice job!

vertigo said...

The club chairs are lovely but to me Wassily chairs are like a work or art so if this is a space where the couple spends a lot of their time (especially entertaining) I would say get those chairs out where they will really be seen. Not sure what the layout of the place is like but perhaps there is a study area where the club chairs can live instead.
I think another cool option for the Wassilys is as the end chairs for a dining table

vertigo said...

one more suggestion: if the pets bed must remain in view then it should be something fabulous like this




in case that photo doesn't work here's the link: http://www.dwr.com/images/zoom/zm_9292_9.jpg

kristen said...

is this the mirrored wall art piece?

** Terramia ** said...

Stunning transformation! Bravo!!

CeLee said...

Hi Kristen - Yes this is the mirrored art piece from Kenneth Wingard. I'm glad that you liked it!

maditi said...

very cool and sparkly!

andrea said...

what a superb update. I love the art piece.

Denise Jarvis said...

You can purchase this lovely mirrored wall art in the UK now - see www.homecontrast.com

Bedroom furniture said...

Club chairs are wonderful additions to any home decor and add a luxurious touch to the living room. It can be a challenge to choose the right chairs to line up in any room, be it the living room, bedroom room, or family room. Club chairs make the task of choosing accessories easier because they add a tough of class to any and all of the above settings. Club chairs also make great furniture pieces in the home of people who are sticklers for the finest detail.

Living said...

Your lifestyle or taste determines what the focal point of your living area is. If you have a fireplace, you can rearrange your furniture around it. Or if you have a piano, and this is the focal point of your living area, your furniture could be set around it. When rearranging your furniture, also consider traffic in your Living Room Decoration area. It is always good to arrange furniture in off-square angles. This makes the room warmer and more casual. http://living-room-decoration.blogspot.com

Living said...

Your lifestyle or taste determines what the focal point of your living area is. If you have a fireplace, you can rearrange your furniture around it. Or if you have a piano, and this is the focal point of your living area, your furniture could be set around it. When rearranging your furniture, also consider traffic in your Living Room Decoration area. It is always good to arrange furniture in off-square angles. This makes the room warmer and more casual. http://living-room-decoration.blogspot.com

bed said...

One of the most important items in a bedroom is furniture. Bedroom furniture usually consists of the cot where the bed is usually kept. Other important items include a lampshade that one might find useful for reading in bed Similarly the bed should consist two sets of bed and pillowcases. If necessary you may have a mattress. Many of the bedrooms also have a full sized mirror. Antique Bedroom Furniture http://antique-bedroom-furniture.blogspot.com

home said...

Interior design can actually be quite difficult because it all depends on personal preferences. The trends in commercial and residential interior design change on a regular basis, however what goes out of fashion will normally come back into fashion in around 50 years. Lots of people like nostalgia, which is why things typically come back into fashion. Interior Decorators Designer http://interior-decorating-trends.blogspot.com

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