Friday, July 20, 2012

Why This Works

Happy weekend and welcome to the series Why This Works... where I highlight a designed space and discuss what I love. Today's living room space has the perfect shade of orange and does a great job of mixing patterns. Enjoy!



What first got me about this space was the amazing striped drapery. Stripes are definitely a hot item in decor and fashion these days. I have always been a fan of stripes for clothes as well as in rooms. They are a great mix of modern and traditional, which I love. These curtain panels are the showstopper in this space. They immediately draw your eye up and visually makes the room feel taller. I love that curtain panel trick of hanging them towards the ceiling. This is such a perfect example of why that works so well! Two bold patterns are mixed into this space and look amazing. The large area rug also makes you stop and take notice. The graphic print is a beautiful shade of navy and really draws you into the room. The slip covered sofas and traditional tufted ottoman work well paired with the modern rug. The pale shade of ivory/gray on the walls is subtle and doesn't try to compete with the drapery and rug. The orange accessory color is seen again in throw pillows, giving repetition and purpose. The warm wood tones, gold accented art and beautiful orchid invite you to stay and give a warm, friendly feel to the room. Overall, this space works!

What are your thoughts??

6 comments:

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

I love those drapes! They remind me of a creamsicle :)

Melissa@TheHappierHomemaker said...

Beautiful room! I love the graphic rug!

Simply LKJ said...

Love this room! Not usually a fan of orange, but this definitely works!!

McKae @ Kaes Corner Design said...

I love this room! I love the contrast of the bold pattern on the drapes with busier pattern of the rug. And the colors are so inviting.

Stacey said...

a huge orange fan here, so i love it! love the melding of the patterns too; very fun room! Also,a very big THANK YOU for your soothing words of comfort re the hubby's deployment:-)

Whitney @ drab to fab design said...

Love this space. The curtains are so fun and that ottoman is perfect.

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