A while back, we discussed the eclectic feel I’m hoping to create by using vintage and antiques in my Bucks County Designer House Sunroom project.
You can read about that here: http://wp.me/pEVbo-7l
Today, I want to focus on my Color Scheme for the designer house room. Let’s review what we already have:
the Duchesse Brisee has that wonderful soft fleshy-pink color on the upholstery,
the chairs have a golden rattan finish and plush creamy upholstery fabric,
the area rug is brown/gold/gray cow-hide strips,
the existing woodwork is stained gray, and
the floors are gold, rust, pink terra-cotta tile.
Don’t forget the sunroom also has a pretty gray stain on all the woodwork surrounding the windows, around the doors, and on the entire ceiling. It also shows up in the grout on the tile and the stone work ledge that runs around the perimeter at the bottom of the room.
That brings me back to my color scheme. I now have: Gray, Gold, Orange, Peach, Salmon, and Pink. A really beautiful sunset-glow, color scheme. Check out these images from ‘Design Seeds’, which give you a sense of how the color scheme will look.
Finally, I picked up these terrific Ikat pillows that will tie everything together beautifully, don’t you think? Ikats are so popular right now, and they seem to add an air of well-travelled sophistication. The pillows will add to the eclectic mix of items in my space. I think I’ll place them in the rattan chairs. I feel it’s so important to have a fabric, or piece of artwork…something that combines many of the color elements and links them all together in one tidy package. It helps the individual colors make sense as a team. These pillows are that link for my space.
We’ll talk more about the Designer House in upcoming posts. I can’t wait to show you the other items I’m planning to use in my space! Until then, feel free to visit the BCDH website here: http://www.buckscountydesignerhouse.org/
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