Friday, June 10, 2011

Why This Works

Happy Friday! It's time for the series Why This Works... where I find a designed space and describe why (I think) it's perfection. Maybe the room feels like a relaxing getaway; maybe the colors are fun and unique, or maybe the room just makes my jaw drop when I see it!  And today's space (in my eyes) works in so many ways! The gorgeous room for today comes from the inspiring Rue magazine.

Image via Rue Magazine.

There are so many reasons why I love this space! I could see myself on either comfortable sofa, lingering for hours with a good magazine or watching a great episode on HGTV. The space feels so warm and inviting, traditional and modern. The two sofas work nicely together, adding a traditional and modern touch to the space. I love, love, love the soft blue/gray on the window wall with the subtle pops of color in the accessories. The rustic wood floors goes well with the beautiful chandelier, combining simplicity with elegance. I love the simple, rustic feel of the logs in the fireplace with the ornate and elegant mirror above the mantle. The rustic A- shaped ladder made me smile, because it reminds me of my mom's ladder here from her master bath. At one time, my mom had her ladder in the family room, with blankets and quilts on display. To me, this room is simple, refined, casual, elegant, traditional, rustic and a touch of modern. (All of the elements which I love!)
What elements do you like best in this space?

10 comments:

Meghan @ Wishful Thinking said...

Agreed. It totally works! It's not matchy-matchy but it doesn't feel disjointed. I really love the warm fluffly throw combined with the warm wooden floors and wood in the fireplace. Love it!

Jessie said...

I really love the eclectic mix of modern and traditional with the rustic! This rooms feel lived in and not contrived yet so beautifully pulled together, what's not to love?


Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

Katie said...

I think my favorite part of this room is the color scheme... blue, green, grey and a bunch of white! The mix of rustic and ornate is awesome!

About Last Weekend said...

Love the simplicity of the rest and the ornate mirror and table. Am thinking of getting of more rococo mirror over our rope chest, to lend some more interest. This has given me some great ideas.

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

I'm loving the mix of rustic with white lately and have been doing a lot of the same in my house to make it more comfortable and beachy in feel. Love your post {and your blog!} So glad you dropped by trustyourstyle today!

xo Mary Jo

CalypsoInTheCountry said...

I love the mix too. I also love the ladder but I could just imagine having it in my house with my 2 boys! They would be trying to climb it all the time!...

Carol@TheDesignPages said...

It's a great and well styled room. The only thing I would change is the coffee table. It just doesn't work in this space for me. I love this series Amber!

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

I love how cozy it looks. And interesting that the furniture isn't matchy matchy and yet it all works so well together.

Anne said...

Love the ladder! And the light and airy feel - but super comfy and homey. :)

Kelly said...

Anything with wood stacked in the fireplace, and I'm sold. This entire room is gorgeous and airy. When can I move in?

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