House Tour: An Autumn-Inspired Home
Family Friendly, Party Ready
A living room is cozy for family time but retains an air of style for entertaining. Accessories such as a gourd lamp with a feather-covered shade bring panache to the space. To add a subtle beach element, antique hand-painted fish prints hang behind the side table.
Ready for Fall
The inspiration for the living room's autumn color palette came from these floral throw pillows. The taupe background picks up on the wheat-colored sofa. Rich fabrics, such as brocade and braided trims, add a bit of sophistication.
Layers upon Layers
Adding layers creates depth and warmth in a room. Designer Lucy Penfield created the layered look with persimmon, curry yellow, and spring green hues and texture-rich fabrics such as velvet and tapestry. The layers also balance the heavy Tudor architecture of the 1930s home.
Blend the Best
Modern and traditional styles each offer strong suits. In this room, streamlined, modern pieces (like this four-tier shelf) mingle with traditional antique furniture and accessories. The mix offers an eclectic, collected look.
Carefully and Thoughtfully Designed
Step into My Office
Just a step up from the living room is a small, cozy office nook. The room maintains the same color palette and eclectic collected feel. Display niches showcase favorite accessories. With its zebra-print pillow, woven rattan seating, and wood desk, the office nook is a study in layering textures.
The Beauty of Built-Ins
These cabinets are functional as well as decorative. The architectural details reflect the home's Tudor style and also store office supplies and papers out of sight. Between the two units is an inviting window seat layered with pillows in all sorts of textures and colors.
Dining in Style
The dining room echoes the warm color scheme of the living room. Chocolate-brown stripes of lacquer and matte glaze lend texture and depth. Natural light from the windows and white trim and cabinets keep the space from becoming a dark corner.
Enhance the Existing
To bring life to the subtle, straw-colored kitchen, the walls were covered with a tiny strie pattern of softened red glaze. Striped valances add a whimsical and soft impression to the large windows. Adding color gives the existing cabinets new life to make them shine like never before.
The juxtaposition of clear and colored glass with silver and ceramic pieces adds interest to the hutch. The contrast of the rugged woven rawhide table and chairs paired with the sleek stone countertops and creamy cabinets continues the layered texture look and makes the kitchen a tactile experience.