Too much of a good thing
This is how it all looked in early 2000 .....
|Wood, wood and more wood
Wood everywhere isn't the only problem. Note the all the horizontal lines from the buffets to the railing, a light hung too high and a window that has a view of the window next door. Below is my first attempt to solve some of the highlighted problems.
Rearrange and add
I liked the changes and that satisfied me for a short time. The new light was a good height and the roundness worked well against all the rectangles. I also added longer (very temporary and too short) drapes to break some of the horizontal lines. I moved the art work from the living room to dining room, and created some height and brightness on the dining table. Still seriously problematic in my book because I did nothing to alleviate the wood issue, but it was improved but sorely lacking pizazz.
The power of paint and fabric
One of the cheapest updates you can make to any space is to paint something. I don't care if it is furniture, accessories or walls, it works every time. Since we had to repaint all the walls (BM Glacier white) I continued on to paint quite a few things which I will reveal over the next several posts.
|Johan Baker and Juli Daoust of Mjölk, Featured in Dwell. Via Miss Moss
|Photography / interior design Jenny Brandt, Shoot styling Kicki Wieslander via Desire to Inspire
|Photography: Brittany Ambridge (shared with kind permission) for Domino Magazine via French By Design
|Photography: Therese Winberg (with kind permission), Styling: Anna Malmgren. Plaza Interiör. via Coco Lapine
|Lucky bamboo pillar
|Simple braided pillar
|Photography Martin Löf for Elle Decoration via My Paradissi