Donna’s Family Room
What Ava Living designer Teri Larsen, ASID has to say about member donna cicerone’s room.
Teri Larsen, ASID ♣
What works and what doesn't in your room.
Your room appears to be sophisticated. The mood it projects is classy, peaceful, and harmonious.
Hi, Donna - thanks so much for requesting a Designer Room Review! I hope this analysis of your existing space will be helpful to you.
You have a wonderful start in your family room! The space is elegant and sophisticated, while still feeling comfortable and cozy. I think just a few more steps will get you to a fantastic final result.
You mentioned your window treatments, and I do agree that you need to have some type of treatment on your windows. First, I would recommend a shade or a blind to protect your home from sun damage. Perhaps they aren't needed on all sides of the room, but where direct sunlight enters the windows, shades will protect your flooring, furniture and artwork.
Secondly, a soft, custom window treatment will soften the lines and angles in the room, and will give you the opportunity to add some color and pattern to the space. A dramatic treatment on the wall with the arched window will create a focal point for the room, and will make the architecture of the room stand out even more. All the windows will benefit from this finishing touch.
I love the contrast in textures that you have achieved with the wood, rug and leather; this contrast makes the room interesting. The colors are harmonious and everything appears to be balanced and unifed. However, I do think that adding more color - even in a very small amount - would serve to add even more punch to the space. Additionally, varying the heights of your furniture and accessories a little more will bring another level of interest to the room. Currently, the high ceilings are not as noticeable as they could be; with accessories, lamps, etc that are taller than the sectional, you can accenuate them.
I like your idea of large sconces on the back wall; the ones there currently are definitely undersized and out of scale.
You would benefit from one of the Design Services offered by following the links below. For a low, flat fee, I could help you find wall sconces, artwork, window treatments and more to finish your space. I have done hundreds of custom window treatments, and I would enjoy helping you with yours! I look forward to hearing from you.
Teri Larsen, ASID, RID
T Larsen Design, LLC
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