And just so you'll know...no, this heavenly spot is not mine...we are not this far along yet! However, it serves as a great inspiration for the project.
Since I am heading out to work on some room re-designs this morning I thought this photo was appropriate for my Monday post. As designers we always have SO many choices available to us as we work on our projects and try to nail down the "best" combo for our clients...and this room actually reflects a "little bit of everything" all put together into one area. Actually it is quite nice and it does indeed all work together. Take a look...
This California designer, Leslie Sachs, says "I think everybody should live in a glamorous house that makes them feel special". I sooooo agree!
She started by selecting the main paint colors first...pink, green and brown...which by the way, the walls ARE pure milky fudge. The ceiling, though hard to see from this, is a light pink. She did however vary the shades to change the mood from room to room. In her words, "Color creates an energy". Indeed, her rooms do have vibrancy and comfort...as well as glamour and livability...a pure delight for sure! Don't you just love the color rug she "popped" into this space in the living room? What about the rug pattern with that pattern on the chair? Such a nice mix of it all.
It's all in...the details...
Oh, and just so you'll know...her mantel is pink! Lovely! The accessories pop in more of the blues from that rug...and more green is interjected on the other side of the room. Remember...a nice rule of thumb with color is to try and repeat the color (or shades of that color) at least three times in the room!
Here is her master bedroom in the varying shades of color that were used in the living area. Soft shades of green radiate from the bed and the windows. The lighter shades of brown are in the bedding ensemble she uses and then of course the pops of pinks/corals are displayed in the accessories to the side of the bed. "Simply Irresistible"....wouldn't you say?
And here is a look into her dining room design. She plays off the rich chocolate brown from the living room with a milkier version of chocolate on the woodwork here. In this area, she continues with the flow of coral pink (on the walls) and then pops in the shades of blue (from the living room's rug) into this space with the accessories. Then, to add a little extra charm and drama....she adds in this black and white rug and a black light fixture...all which then tie into the kitchen (in the background) which has black counter-tops and, I do believe, what look to be black roller shades on the windows. What a well engineered design plan this is!
I hope you enjoyed the peek into California's Leslie Sach's home today. To see another exciting venture of her work, where she re-designed the production trailer (yes, a trailer!) on the set of Desperate Housewives, you can go to this u-tube video at www.breathingrm.com/news. I thought it was sort of neat to see a trailer transformation by an interior designer! That is one thing I have not ever re-designed in all of my twenty-five years of being in this business. Who knows, I may some day have that opportunity! Hope you enjoy!
If you would like to add some sparkle and pizazz to your spaces be sure to contact us and let us know. Whether you want just the customized design plan to follow on your own (for all you DIY-er's out there!) or full-service interior design...our design team can help.
So for now, go and make it a "Simply Irresistible" Day!
Photo Credits: Better Homes and Garden, Leslie Sachs, breathingrm.com
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