3.05.2010

One Room Two Looks

Before renovation this was a kitchen. I moved the kitchen to the back of the house and designated the space a family room rather than dining area. Things rarely remain the same for long in my home so this post is about how dressing a space differently can completely change it's feel.
As a blank slate:

Here accents for the space as inspired and defined by chosen art

Now the same space with a silvery, taupe, grey palate and accents...
Thanks to Saskia for the clever idea of framing a textile we both admired. For fabric I didn't want to turn in to a toss cushion, this inexpensive frame provides the perfect home.

Amazing the difference in feel, no? Which is your favourite look? xo

24 comments:

sarah, flourish design + style said...

Love it Erica! We have very similar tastes :)
I am just crazy about your lighting! xo

erica@ moth design+luxe life said...

heehee- I noticed you had the same console too.
Both the light and console sat in the garage for almost two years. The garage roof leaked and the console was damaged, on top, but thank goodness the light was safe in it's box. The red was a real diversion for me but I ended up really liking it! xo

sarah, flourish design + style said...

I am loving the mirror.. what a fantastic shape! Where did you find that?

erica@ moth design+luxe life said...

That was a glorious homesense find! Lucky huh? Saskia has one too.

paula said...

such fun! I am a neutral kind of girl but i adore the driftwood lamp, stunning.

paula said...

oh, and thank you for the tips. I may just do the ribbon. Drilling scares me.

Casa Bella said...

I love the shape of that mirror. As I said a few times before already, you have beautiful taste!
Have a great weekend.

The Zhush said...

Love that mirror too! And now thinking about all my beautiful fabric and textile scraps...and what I could frame, thanks!

Kristin said...

That coffee table/ottoman is just incredibly gorgeous!

erica@ moth design+luxe life said...

thanks lovely ladies! xo

Haven and Home said...

Looks great, love that the mirror works both ways!

Full House said...

That light fixture of yours is awesome! Love it both ways but am kind of digging the 2nd way the best.

xx - Christina

Naomi said...

well you know I like a few red accents, but this neutral pallet looks so lovely in your room. That's why accents are great, right? we can totally change the personality of our spaces when the mood strikes! Thanks for the comment :)

Naomi

Tammy@InStitches said...

They are both great but I'm in love with color so I'll have to go with the first one !

Struggler said...

I just love postings like this. I'm always fascinated how rooms can change so much, just from the accessories. My guess is, the red would work very nicely in winter, but you might change to the paler tones for warmer times.

Erika @ BluLabel Bungalow said...

You have such great taste! I love that light fixture. I remember seeing it on an episode of Sarah's House in a yellow office if I remember correctly.

beachhouse etc. said...

love the wicker looking chandilier where did you find that???
suzanne

pve design said...

ok, where have I been, perhaps with that moth in the cedar closet, and now I am here enjoying your blog like a cashmere sweater, ready to make a hole.
pretty tasty treats here.
pve

Once Upon A Parent said...

I just love your design style. I think if I actually had the time to spend decorating my house I would want it to be just like yours.

Marija said...

so very fresh and stylish. adore your selections.

Melissa said...

This room is lovely. I love all of the items :) Thanks for posting all the fabulous pictures

Rena said...

J'adore votre maison! I especially love the TV console. Can I ask where you found it? I've been searching for something that doesn't scream media storage. Great style btw. I'm new to the blog and am LOVING it!

Erica said...

Thanks Rena! I got that console at Urban Barn a long time a go. Not sure that helps much. (http://urbanbarn.com/)
Thanks everyone else for the lovely compliments. The boys have since destroyed that sectional... or it was defective, not sure which. Regardless, Ikea replaced it and said the frame should not have cracked even with "roughhousing". I have a different one now. :)

Bromeliad said...

Erica, that IS the same light. Love your neutral scheme. Where did you get that rustic wood stool? (p.s. also love your header.)

 
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