Lynne Lawson and Laura Outland (Gonzalez) worked together to design a beautiful family room that has been featured on the cover of Carol Donayre Bugg’s new interior decorating book, Love Your Home.
Both interior designers are thrilled to showcase two of their latest projects in this book as they explain their process of creating award winning designs. In addition to their work, there are nearly 80 wonderful room designs with the stories behind them. This book is available for purchase at Amazon. Read on for excerpts from the book…
Excerpt from Chapter 3: Transitional
The Style that Blends and Bridges
The bold Ikat fabric in teal, warm gray, and brown chosen for the windows set the fashionable tone for the room. To make use of its vast length, the room was divided into two seating areas. On one side, along with a pair of light gray lounge chairs, is a simple and moderately priced sectional sofa is a sleek mid-tone gray woven fabric with solid aqua pillows.
Contemporary dark gray wing chairs and an x-base bench behind the sectional provide a welcoming sight from the front door.
Excerpt from Chapter 13: Decorating Dilemmas
An Oddly Shaped Room with Too Much Light
When this couple fell in love with the builder’s model home, the octagonal “morning” room was decorated with a large dining table. Once they bought a house in the development, however, and began working with the Lawson Dream Team, the new homeowners decided they would rather use this space for a sitting room. They imagined it as a space with a coastal feel in keeping with the theme of the rest of the house.
First, the decorators dealt with the unique shape of the space by selecting a semicircular sofa for relaxing socializing. They found the perfect curved-back sofa and had it custom upholstered in a cool woven taupe fabric, accented with grey and aqua pillows. A pair of modern wing chairs add balance to the conversational grouping.
Since morning sunlight floods this room, they picked slightly warm neutral walls to emphasize the sunny feel. They softened the windows with simple sleek unlined draperies of a creamy linen embroidered sheer with tiny glass beads.
For the great ceiling architecture, Lynne and Laura recommended molding at each dry wall seam, and then a subtle aqua color reminiscent of Southern outdoor porches. The thought of the ceiling color scared the owners but the decorators asked them to take a leap of faith. Now they are thrilled that they did. They also appreciate the decorator’s attention to the important extra details – a small raffia and rattan end table with a glistening aqua fluted lamp, a glass cocktail table, and a sexy chandelier and sconces that carry out the coastal glam ambiance they had in mind.
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