Happy Earth Day!
Here is an email I got from a local flooring showroom, Foundation Floors, about the latest and most popular "green" flooring solutions. Thanks, Matt for keeping us ever mindful of ways we can go green in our homes.
|The master bedroom by Melissa Z. Guerra and Noe Guerra of NXG Studio is dramatic with the brightly colored walls and black accents.|
|There was so much detail to see like the buttons at the top of the drapery panels.|
|This guest bedroom had lots of personality.|
|The eclectic blend of styles added to the mix.|
|These paintings were perfect in this room with such a bold pallet.|
|Scott Robertson created this guest retreat/sitting room with a more traditional style and color scheme. The striped walls are actually hand painted.|
|Over sized nail heads gave the daybed a nice accent.|
|Designer Frank Maguire was not afraid to use color and pattern in this guest bath.|
|The master bath was traditional and elegant.|
|The powder room designed by Melody Smith.|
|There was even a play house for the children. How charming is that?|
|This is the outdoor lounge for the "grown ups". (Both these fun spaces were created by William Bainbridge Steele.)|
|The study was a light filled room that could not be more welcoming.|
|This beautiful arched window was the perfect focal point.|
|Orchids hanging in the window flourished.|
|The design was filled with layers and details like the contrasting welt on the sofa.|
|The wainscot molding was placed higher than you might think in this room with average height ceilings.|
|Placing a comfy chair and ottoman near a window is the best spot to curl up with a good book (or decorating magazine).|
|The designer, Stephan Mooney, took his inspiration from this fabulous fabric.|
|Even though it was a large room it had many intimate spaces. Notice how a small painting hangs on the paneling.|
|Another way to add detail is to trim the skirt of a sofa or chair.|
|A mix of many patterned pillows keeps the study from looking "decorated".|
|A favorite feature of this house were the little doorways that beckoned. Look at the arched transom above the door. This hallway lead to a bathroom and a den beyond.|
|The den, formerly a sun room, was a departure from the adjacent study. It had lots of personality. The striped carpet was a wonderful surprise and the mid century game chairs were delightful as was the whole room.|
The arched windows of the study were echoed on the screened loggia.
A screened porch becomes a delightful living space when comfortable furniture, airy sheers, an area rug and pretty lighting are introduced.
Looking up I spotted handpainted pecky cypress ceilings that were original to the house.
These ceilings added so much to the charm and character of this 1920's home.
Where did you find inspiration? What did you love best about these rooms? Would you like to see bedrooms the upstairs? Stay tuned......
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