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: Powder Room!

Welcome back to the  BHD Faux Sho House Tour!

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I was the lucky duck that drew the powder room; they are always some of the most fun rooms to design. Probably because people are more open to being daring and unexpected in such a small space. 🙂 Enjoy the tour!

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The Faux-Sho powder room  is all about an earthy-glamour! This room is a great stylistic representation of my personal design aesthetic.  A nature inspired palette and combination of rough and refined finishes is the perfect recipe for any room, but is especially effective in this room as it makes a real statement.  The powder room  should be THE statement room! Bold Jadite green on the walls, brass accents and reclaimed wood all combine to create a fresh, hip vibe for this small space.

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From top to bottom this small space is wrapped in color and texture. The ceiling is covered in a  hand crafted  paper which has a randomly patterned linen effect. It has a subtle effect, but overall  it enhances the powder room with a soft glow from it’s neutral metallic shades.

Jadite from Sherwin Williams is seriously green and just the perfect shade to ground the glam gold accents. Wall Paint: Sherwin Williams 6459 Jadite – Eggshell

A glossy trim out is the perfect finishing element for the walls. In a color that is just  a few shades darker that the walls, the contrast is low and keeps the room feeling modern. Trim Paint: Sherwin Williams 6460 Kale green – Semi Gloss

New Ravenna Mosaics  was a great resource for our powder room. A graphic mosaic on the floor amps-up the glam factor in a starburst pattern. The gradient stone and marble on the vanity backsplash creates a great effect that takes your eye upward toward the hexagonal mirror.

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I love this mirror designed by Thomas Bina, with a rough wood frame and leather strapping. It is an interesting shape that works well with everything in the room while also being a definite focal point.

How gorgeous is this little stool?! Made of natural teak root, it brings an organic and sculptural element with its beautiful variety and movement.

For the vanity, a custom, reclaimed wood cabinet is attractive as well as practical with its ample storage and  durable finish.

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Designer Laura Kirar was imagining a spider web dream-catcher when she designed this antique brass ceiling pendant. The fixture is a simple design that serves its purpose of lighting up the room while still being beautiful.

The Harper sconces from Hudson Valley Lighting are a great contrast to the reclaimed natural wood of the mirror that they flank. Their aged brass base and smooth opal  glass are just the touch of glamor that this space needs.

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A lovely print called “Moon Moths” by Becca Stadtlander and an equestrian ink sketch from Etsy are the perfect finishing touches to this Faux-Sho House Powder Room.

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I hope you enjoyed the tour of the powder room and hope you come back to view all the other fabulous rooms  throughout the rest of the month!

Destination: Brazil!

Brazil is known for it’s beautiful mountains, beaches, and lush greenery.

The mild weather makes outdoor living and no central air conditioning the norm throughout the country. Ahhh…. I could so chill here forever…

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But the country is not filled with dreamy white beach houses alone…a modern and somewhat urban aesthetic is very prevalent in current day Brazil.

The infamous Copacabana rocks a large scale black and white mosaic that makes a bold design statement along the coast of Rio.

A high contrast black and white graphic design element has become extremely popular in recent years. Do we have Copacabana to thank for this?!

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Although mod pervades as the strongest theme in Brazilian interiors, the history of elegant and ornate tradition is often incorporated in more luxurious and higher end settings.

Besides soccer, preparing for and celebrating Carnival is probably Brazil’s favorite pastime. Extravagance and bold use of color are traditionally seen in all the floats and costumes.

As in many tropical climates, bright colors are seen in many different ways throughout Brazilian homes. These two particular spaces look like they were straight out of a Carnival parade! 🙂

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And to finish up our  Inspired by Brazil post, I thought I’d share a few pics from my in-laws house in Itu, Brazil!

Pictured:  my sweet mother-in-law caring for her yard during our visit in 2010, the view from their front porch (moooooo), and a beautiful picture of the front of the house that she took this morning…

How will you be inspired by Brazil? Are you more drawn to the vivid Carnival colors or to something inspired by the lush beauty of nature?

By |July 3rd, 2013|Decorating, Design Elements, Design Trends, Furniture, New Destinations, Rebecca, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Destination: Brazil!|