Designs by B
I have a Business Marketing and Home Economics Degree from Colorado State University. My career has been varied from the corporate world in sales and management to home-based businesses of various types. I have sewn since I was 12 years old and was greatly influenced by my creative aunts who taught Art, Home Economics, and practiced decorating! After learning to upholster in 2001 I was asked to take on projects for friends and clients that grew in scope from sewing/upholstery projects to full room design. I have been operating my Design business since 2003.
This awkwardly shaped family room was an add-on to a cottage home in La Jolla. Standard sized rugs cut up the space and made it difficult to arrange the furnishings. Additional seating that did not interrupt the flow of traffic was needed.
To unify the space and make it feel larger while providing a comfortable family living area with seating on which everyone can relax and watch TV.
Using a custom-sized rug with a lattice pattern in a strong color both pulls the room together and creates a sense of more space and openness. Repeating the color and strong pattern in the crewel fabric of the valance mimics the garden and pulls the outside in, while a chaise provides additional seating without blocking the view or access to the pretty courtyard.
Design Alliance Products Used: Royal Dutch Carpet, Flores Clovis Chaise, fabrics from Fabricut, Kravet and JF Fabrics.