The exposed beams called for a "rustic" feel that was relaxed and fun. The designers added the sisal rug and neutral tones in the furniture. The color was brought in through the artwork and bookshelf. Overall the mix of midcentury furniture, minimal dining table, lighting and great artwork makes the room fresh but a relaxed space to gather with friends and family. The reason for the large, painted stripe behind the clients' white-framed painting was so it "popped" off the white wall. Before that was done, the painting got lost and did not have the contrast it needed.
White walls and bold, dark gray trim makes this library niche pop! The hardwood floors, cowhide rug and 1970's bench play off each other in an eclectic harmony. Bold artwork, a potted olive tree and the midcentury bar make this niche the perfect vignette.