Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Day 781: my own 'dark' room


I've been enjoying "darker" rooms so much lately (here, here, and here), I'd thought I make one of my own. This beautiful black-painted Swedish secretary* sets the tone, with Farrow & Ball's Vert a Terre on the walls (okay, so I couldn't go too dark!). That sofa is on the floor in local shop and I have to visit it now and then -- it's so pretty! It is closer to charcoal than it appears here. I think it's this one by Lee Industries. Maybe I'm feeling fall coming on, but I think it'd look delightful with a pair of soft leather chairs. A fun little accent chair in a printed linen would round out the seating. This cocktail table makes my heart pitter-patter, and is just the right touch of glam. Simple color-bound seagrass over hardwood floors is just the right amount of texture. A pair of carved urn lamps would flank the sofa. And speaking of lighting, I think my new old lantern would be just lovely.

*Did I mention this is a fantasy room? That secretary probably costs more than my entire living room.

6 comments:

sarah @ realestatestyle said...

Love the sofa. I do like most of Lee's furniture! fall is coming very fast

Design Esquire said...

I love this look. I live in the Northeast, and I decorated my family room/den in "darker" colors (the rest of the house is lighter), and I love the cozy feel in the fall and winter. I wouldn't like a whole house with dark colors, but one room is nice.

Yansy said...

I really like this color combo and that secretary is to die for. I can't wait to see what you do with it.

brynalexandra said...

Gorgeous room, Jennifer! Love love love it. In fact, I picked fabric just like that couch for a client, and I'd love to be able to show her what it'd look like actually upholstered - do you think you could send me that image? pleeease? brynalexandra at gmail. THANK YOU! :)

paula said...

great room... I love that sofa.

Carol in Indian Springs Village said...

I have that sofa but in a chocolate brown...love it! I have a second Lee sofa that is a tan/brown stripe kind of like a ticking. I love, love their furniture! I got both of my pieces at a local store, Greenbrier Furniture and both are extremely comfy plus should last forever. Now I'm wanting the flax chair...