Thursday, January 26, 2012

Why This Works

Happy Thursday and welcome to the series Why This Works... where I highlight a designed space and talk about what I love. This is one of my favorite dining spaces from Coastal Living. I have always loved it's cheerful use of color!



There is a lot of green in this space, but it is toned down a bit by the neutral wall color and area rug. The light sofa in the living room also helps neutralize all of the green, striking a nice balance between pops of color and serene, soft moments. Black in a room is always key and becomes a great anchor with the table lamps and fireplace surround. The rustic farmhouse table works well paired with the pretty upholstered seating and sparkly chandeliers. The tufting on the dining chairs is very traditional in style, yet the shape of the chairs is a nod to modern, sleek design. While the drapery might have bright hues, the graphic pattern of the green along with the creamy white works well together. I love the combination of green with a salmon color and you see a hint of this pretty shade with the sofa's throw pillows. The beadboard walls makes the space feel so relaxing, as does the gorgeous waterside view outside! To me, this is the perfect lakeside space!

What are your thoughts??

5 comments:

christy said...

What a beautiful spot. It would be a happy room, love all that beautiful green.

Stacy Curran said...

Amber, you are spot on as always! I love this room and how the green is toned down. Cheery and elegant. Have a great day!
Stacy

Tiffany Leigh {thedesignerlifestyle} said...

The beadboard adds a nice, cottage-like vibe perfect for seaside living. What a wonderful room!
Tiffany
thedesignerlifestyle.blogspot.com

Chic Coles said...

This is a great series. You are fantastic at showing up all the great points of a room.Job well done. Oh and such a beautiful room.

About Last Weekend said...

I think in many ways green in a bit of a neutral as its such a natural colour. these shades are so fresh...

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