A high ceiling and with small foot print creates design and layout challenges in a space. The volume of the room is out of proportion. To counter balance this I added 8’ antique doors with mounted wall sconces above the built-ins to create interest and take up volume in a uniquely-creative way. A light touch of a decorative wall finish added a layer of interest warming the room and adding dimension. This family room is used for TV viewing as well is the only gathering space in the home, so ample seating was a necessity. This problem was solved by a russet velvet sectional that adds color and plenty of comfortable seating. The addition of the correct sized rug helped the pre-existing chairs, ottoman, and cocktail table now all feel at home. Bookcase lighting was added and the bookcases were enhanced by decorative painting to showcase finds from the couple’s exotic travels to Europe, Asia, and the Pacific Rim. Modern art, travel books, and classic displays of natural elements make for an interesting, comfortable space for this vibrant couple.
Photo credit: Brad Carr