My job requires that I spend most of my day looking at beautiful rooms. I know, poor me! As a result, I come across many beautiful rooms and, occasionally, some not so pretty rooms. And occasionally I will spot a room that just resonates with me and that is what I am going to share with you today.
This room from Pottery Barn has, IMHO, all the elements of a beautiful room. So, to steal a line from the great Elizabeth Barrett Browning–“How do I love thee? Let me count the ways”
- The first thing that caught my eye was the dark window molding. I am loving this trend of metal window and door trim and this room would be slightly less appealing if the window trim was standard vinyl or even wood frames.
- The mix of metals appeals to me. The brass garden stool and lamp base and the bronze end table are a beautiful complement to the shiny silver of the frames.
- Textures galore! The nubby carpet, the smooth leather, glass and metal frames and a mixture of accessories adds dimension and interest to the room.
- That gallery wall is, as my mother would have said, to die for. Perfectly curated to showcase a variety of black and white photography and neutral artwork.
I also love the fact that this room does not “scream” a specific design style. It could be found in any home i.e. a mountain cabin, a beach cottage or a suburban tract home. And it lends itself to switching out accessories for different seasons and holidays, one of my favorite design tricks. Can’t you just see a plaid or faux fur blanket tossed across the arm of the chair and a bowl of pinecones and seed pods in the winter months? Or add a couple of pretty pillows, a lightweight throw and a piece of seashell art during the summer months. For example, the subtle colors and subject matter of this pillow lightens the feel of the room and also adds some pattern.
What do you think? Is this a room you could love?