Faux Sho-House: Laundry Room Edition!

Too often a great laundry room is overlooked in a home. I was excited to get to design this space for our Faux Sho-House! Having 2 kids, 1 dog, 2 cats, and a husband, laundry is a never ending battle. For our family, the ideal laundry room would have plenty of storage, a work space, and would be multi-functional. I would love a space that not only served the purpose of washing and folding clothes, but hanging them up as well. This could be to dry or a place to put the hangers and dry- clothes on hangers until they go to their respective rooms. I would also love to use this space to  wrap and store wrapping supplies, store swimming gear and toys (we do not have a garage…in typical Nashville style our garage is a recording studio) and store other household goods that don’t always have a home!

I wanted this space to be easily cleaned with a fresh, modern feel. In each of the tall built-in cabinets there is a pull-out hamper for each member of my family. There are multiple pull-out drawers, plenty of shelving and hanging rods.

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The ease of these Forest chairs and Onda table makes me happy. They are light weight, easy to clean, and portable.

This simple chandelier adds just the right pop of color to brighten your day and is available through BHD.

Lolita Powder Coated Chandelier

Lolita Powder Coated Chandelier

Again, I have selected easily cleaned finishes that require little to no fuss!

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Floor tile: Oyster Strands available through BHD

Countertop: Snow White EcoTop Surface

Cabinet finish: Custom Poggen Pohl Cabinets

Backsplash:  Ann Sacks Blossom Tile

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With so much laundry to do I needed something that works fast to fit into our busy schedules. This washer and dryer from Electrolux seemed to be the perfect fit!

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My whole family can go on and get dirty with this set up, grass stains, wine stains, and all.  A Laundry Room as an (almost) meditative space.  Hope to see you in the next room of our Faux- Sho House!

By |August 20th, 2013|Design Elements, Design Musings, Design Trends, Faux-Sho House, Hannah, Inspiration, Laundry Rooms|Comments Off on Faux Sho-House: Laundry Room Edition!|

Faux Sho-House: Media Room Edition!

Come check out the BHD Faux Sho-house media room!
For our faux sho-house media room, I wanted to stay as far away as possible from it being a dark technology cave. I started with a beautiful textile that brings the outdoors in with a lovely scrolling Queen Anne’s lace. In order to create interest I added a pair of vintage gold sconces that are in a tight, contrasting  juxtaposition to the casual, nature-inspired feel of the drapes. I feel that a mix of styles makes for a beautiful room that has a lot of depth and interest. This room is a fun combination of patterns and colors that create a great environment for entertaining. Blackout drapery panels, down filled upholstery, and soft, glowy accent lighting are the perfect ingredients for a cozy media room!

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This beautiful print of Queen Anne’s lace, designed by Lauren Liess, provides the perfect backdrop for our faux-sho media room. Blackout lined draperies that can be pulled to block out all sunlight  are perfect for movie night. The fresh whimsical print keeps this technology-filled room from feeling too serious or sterile.

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A neutral wall covering in a travertine inspired pattern from Osborne & Little adds texture and interest without competing for attention.

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FURNITURE SELECTIONS:

A streamline media console from Crate & Barrel provides ample storage for equipment, games and dvds.

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Down filled upholstery pieces offer the perfect spots to curl up for a fun night of entertainment. Luxurious black velvet on the sofa from Winsdor Smith Home and a more casual neutral linen on a pair of chairs (available through BHD) are an interesting contrast that will be both durable and beautiful over time.

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Unique tables provide sculpture to the media room as well as provide a surface to set drinks or popcorn!

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PILLOW FABRICS:

Bringing in pattern and color with your accent pillows is always a great way to liven up a room! In this room a combination of scales and colors combines to create a funky vibe that feels fresh!

For the kidney pillows on the chairs, a fun graphic print in an indoor/outdoor fabric repeats the orange from the sconce shades which gives the room balance.

Two 18”x18” down pillows, covered in a black and white fabric with a jute chevron accent tape, are the finishing touch for the sofa.

A small repeat fabric, used on a pair of 22” x 22” pillows for the sofa, is the link that  pulls this media room’s color palette together.

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This black and white spotted rug softens the look of the room and feels great under foot. It is a fun pattern that adds a little spunk and personality to the space without feeling juvenile.

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A petrified wood sculpture is a beautiful decorative piece that mimics the look of the travertine wall paper. (available through BHD)

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For ambiance, a pair of vintage gold sconces add a  touch of glamor. The persimmon shades are a bold selection that really make a statement.

In contrast to the sparkle of the wall sconces, a rustic driftwood table lamp brings a warmth and earthiness that makes the room feel cozy and livable.

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I hope you enjoyed the tour of the media room and that you were inspired to  mix styles and patterns to create a fresh new look in your own home!  I hope to see you in our next Faux-Show room!

Most selections are available through BHD

By |August 15th, 2013|Decorating, Faux-Sho House, Inspiration, Rebecca, Room Designs|Comments Off on Faux Sho-House: Media Room Edition!|

Faux Sho-House: Dining Room Edition!

Formal dining rooms are interesting spaces in the home.  They, generally, aren’t used on a daily basis but they have the uncanny ability to hold all of the unopened mail, unread magazines, deserted backpacks and art projects that every family generates.  It’s so easy to clutter up a space that’s used twice a year because, why not?  It’s a big table that is calling out for a volcano science project extravaganza.  I think it’s time to take back the dining rooms of America and make them a space that is used more often than on Turkey day and that was my inspiration for my “faux-sho” dining room.  I decided to make a dining room that is beautiful and interesting and that won’t be ignored and it all started with the fabric.

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I have been in love with this pattern from Schumacher fabrics for a very long time and I knew immediately that I would be using it in my dining room.  Big, bold patterns and vibrant colors can transform a space and this particular fabric has all of those attributes.  Not to mention, it has a dragon.  Hello, it’s a dragon.

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Lighting is so important in a space and it is often overshadowed by furnishings and fabrics.   I wanted, no I needed, conversation pieces that also had the added benefit of lighting up the space.  The gilded tortoise shell wall sconces were the perfect combination of laid-back and glam and the pendant had the understated elegance that I needed to offset the other selections in the space.  Both selections are available thru BHD.

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The large furniture pieces in this space are very electric.  I have a reversed silhouette grandfather clock, a reclaimed walnut dining table with an aged brass base and a console that is faux painted in a most artistic manner – a spilled stain over wood grain, tricking the eye and adding a playful and edgy feel.

Dining Table is from Hudson Furniture

Console is from Damien Gernay

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Animal feet details on furniture have been around for a very long time but these arm chairs from Oly Studio have an Alice in Wonderland sensibility that aren't so serious.  Every room needs something quirky and a little bit left of expected.  I don’t always mix and match my dining chairs but in this case a little animal foot goes a long way. My choice of side chairs balance that –  a distressed rattan chair in teal.

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Graphic and organic is what I was looking for in an area rug.  The pattern reminds me of sand dollars and anything that is ocean related is always a good choice.

Area Rug from Modern Rugs

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A bright, ethereal 48″ x 48″ canvas adds a final note of intelligence and elegance: Point of Origin by Anna Jaap –  Acrylic, charcoal, and pastel on canvas.  The room is now ready for cold lemonade and afternoon snacks, ready to talk about how the kids' days were and share joys and concerns.  Or ready for a quiet evening for the grown ups, away from the television, enjoying each other's ideas.

Anna Jaap's work is available through Tinney Contemporary

All other Selections throughout are available through BHD.

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Stay posted for the next room in our Faux-Sho House!

By |August 13th, 2013|Dining Room, Faux-Sho House, Karrie|Comments Off on Faux Sho-House: Dining Room Edition!|