Weeks 3 & 4
For those of you who follow us on Instagram, you'll know we've been answering your Design Dilemmas every Friday. Heather and I have loved delving into these and it's so good to hear that you've been enjoying them too! Here are the third and fourth instalments - please share your thoughts in the comments, or send us your own query here.
W3 | Dilemma #1:
Rip out the tiles & repair the plaster. It just takes a little courage, patience and sandpaper! With the tile gone, paint the walls the same pale grey you have going, and paint the box hiding the pipework to match. I would treat the hob backsplash with antique mirror tiles to bounce some light around!
W4 | Dilemma #1:
"We need help with our family room. I have had a few rugs in my cart - but just can't figure out which direction to go in. I am thinking we might need something with more of a blue-ish tone. Do you agree?"
Lovely home! I love the iron staircase that's visible from all the rooms. I would start by swapping the navy and cream sofas around. Putting the larger one along the longest side of the rug means you'll see more of the navy sofa.
We think Heritage 0061 will look amazing in here! I recommend pulling your cream rug back about 18" (so it's underneath the sofa) & layering this stunning Persian rug on top.
Image sources left to right: Frances Loom | Imgur
& finally, you could add some tall floor art next to the fireplace. This would draw the eye upwards and accentuate the room's height.
"My bedroom is honestly my favorite room in the house, but it looks pretty bland on rainy morning! I like the minimalism but want to replace the clunky chair and incorporate art & other elements that pull it together."
It's a lovely, bright space! I would suggest getting a dark green or blue headboard, for presence. This Lulu & Georgia one would look great! I'd also add these linen curtains in the longest size possible to soften the walls up.
Swap the chair for an ottoman at the foot of the bed - I love the Rhys bench from Anthropologie.
It's worth investing in a new side table and lamp, with nice low lighting. You could go for something cool and vintage like this one...
...or something a little more conventional like this one. Finish it off with a great piece of art to the right of the bed & jobs a good'un!
Image sources left to right: Circa Lighting | Frances Loom
"We recently built our dream home in Alaska and have been slowly adding in wonderful pieces that we love, but are also kid & pet friendly. The one place we haven't touched is our large living room wall. The TV is definitely my husband's but I've been dying to pull the trigger on something that captures this space... the trouble is it's so big it's scary! Any help is welcomed."
Wow, what a breathtaking room! Here's what I'm thinking... I wouldn't generally recommend putting artwork over a TV, unless it's a Samsung Art Mode one, in which case I'd incorporate it into a mural, like I've done in my own bedroom. The frame below 'love' is the screen.
But, as you already have a great TV, I would actually focus on the space below and beside it; putting a bulkier piece of furniture beneath the screen will balance out the wall, and hide all of the cables and internet boxes. On top of the console, you can then add photos, vases, branches etc, which will add interest & make it more intimate.
As you've probably gathered, we love white linen curtains, but for good reason! Removing the wooden panel and adding these custom length, floor to ceiling curtains would add texture and create a lovely romantic feel. Believe it or not, they're actually pretty kid-friendly too - linen dries faster than cotton & it's really strong. So that's our final suggestion for this space!
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