Final Faux Sho – Master Bedroom

BEDROOM

For the final Faux Sho room of 2015, we wanted to play with some of our favorite design trends from this past year and use some of our tried-and-true design tricks. Often, bedrooms follow a very formulaic pattern, sort of like a living room, because everything is centered around the bed. In this instance we wanted the traditional, symmetrical layout but also wanted to create a contemporary space. The soft watercolor floral wallpaper fit the bill perfectly. The exaggerated scale is of the moment yet will prove to be timeless. For the bed, we needed a piece that could hold its own against the wallpaper and chose a robust boxy leather wrapped 4 poster bed that mimics the angular architectural style of the modern addition. A pair of matching white lacquer bedside tables nicely contrast the heaviness of the bed and helps keep the room feeling light and airy. We pulled inspiration from the circular hardware on the bedside tables and repeated the shape in the pounded metal mirror above the bed, and the mirror table lamps and sconces. We like how the curves add a softer geometry to the space, as some of the keys in design are balance and form.

We added a plush velvet undulating chaise lounge chair in a rich green and paired it with a circular side table to continue the look. For the floors, we used wide plank bleached oak hardwoods and laid a luxurious, textured wool carpet on top. Again, this contrast between scale, texture, pattern, and color creates intrigue and when right, a sense of harmony. The result is quite romantic, ethereal, and relaxing.

Hope you’ve enjoyed our Faux-Sho 2015 house! Happy Holidays everyone!

 

 

Faux Sho – Living Room

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The Faux Sho living room is a grown-ups playground. From the sophisticated grey walls to the plush sofa and luxurious wool rug, this space is all about understated elegance, where texture and pattern is king.  The pair of metallic adorned ottomans take center stage while the console table’s architectural lines speak to the vaulted ceiling of the existing space. The rich brown leather chair adds a sleek texture to the room and introduces a second neutral color.  The geometric print drapery incorporates a subtle energy while the copper drapery rods add a warm metal to this otherwise cool space.  Multiple lighting sources are key to creating atmosphere and we have selected overhead accent lighting in the charcoal metal pendant accompanied by two contrasting table lamps.  Notice how the geometric pattern and metal trims are repeated in the desk lamp.  Nature is infused to the room through the living art work, the bowl of succulents and the trio of petrified wood spheres polished to highlight their natural beauty.  This is truly a domain for some serious quiet contemplation!

Faux Sho-House – Kitchen

kitchen

Designing a kitchen is a lot like cooking- it is about finding flavors that pair well together, choosing certain ingredients that pop, and playing with texture, color, and presentation. For the Faux-Sho kitchen remodel we let ourselves explore juxtapositions between high contemporary and whimsy, letting our imagination run wild as we pictured the kitchen in the existing “church” part of the house. Just imagine the space with soaring ceilings, antique stain glass windows and other existing aspects of the original architecture preserved.

What we came up with was the perfect blend of styles. Sleek walnut cabinets paired with the “original” hardwood floors, modern waterfall edge countertop bar paired with a stone mosaic backsplash, and elegant hardware mixed with heritage decorative objects. We furnished the space with contemporary swivel barstools that bring out the colors in the decorative pendant fixtures and a reclaimed farm style table that contrasted by modern dining chairs. The result is an intriguing mix of old and new, bursting with flavor.