Back in October we posted a teaser for our Faux-Sho 2015. Here is our first room! Faux-Sho is one of our favorite blog features we do every year as we love letting our imaginations run wild from just a single exterior photograph. The inspiration photo caught our eye because of the juxtaposition of old and new, light and dark, and curved simplicity against stark block geometry. Each contrast highlights the other, creating a powerful and exciting form, which would not have achieved the same high visual impact on their own.
For the entryway, we wanted to establish the overall look and tone of the home, mirroring the contrasts. In doing so, we pulled a lot of soft, neutral colors such as greys, browns, tans, and metallics. Textures abound and are key when using neutrals. A molded arm chair, a trio of woven baskets, a marble lamp, a metal bowl, and a concrete and metal table all combine to give the space depth. Continuing the textures to the flooring, we laid a wide-plank, bleached hardwood and gave the walls a malachite-patterned wallpaper that is geometric, organic and invigorating. We anchored the space under a large, contemporary “branch” chandelier that is at home with the new architectural lines of the exterior but whimsical at the same time. The house is a converted church, after-all!