We’re taking you on a quick textile tour through the downstairs of our current English Country project! We’re using a muted but vibrant color scheme in textiles with a color scheme based on a green/blue palette. In addition, our primary metal will be bronze, woods will be warm or painted and we’ll use small patterns, textured linens and plush velvets throughout to create a warm, updated “New Traditional” look. Here’s the basic info, room by room:
For the Dining Room, we're dialing down the formality with a sisal rug, textured host chairs and toile seat slipcovers in linen. The large sideboard will be in an antiqued, distressed painted blue finish to tone down the warmth of the mahogany chairs and table from the Baker Historic Charleston Collection.
For the Study, we're designing a library look with sage leather chairs and a wool rug in shades of red, blue, green and camel. The large Asian screen wall-hanging is full of colors that will look great with a built-in bookcase full of books and this large library table in a Weathered Linen painted finish.
For the Living Room, we're using a muted wool rug, deep teal sofa, linen chair in aqua and camel leather chairs. The animal print will cover a small antique footstool in front of the fireplace. We'll use walnut wood finishes and kick up the sheen level with this bronze and brass chandelier.
The Keeping Room, open to the kitchen and sunroom, will have four slipcovered chairs in a chat area surrounding a teal leather tufted ottoman. The mostly neutral color scheme will look perfect with the kitchen's painted cabinets in a pretty green-blue color and marble counters.
The Sunroom, a room with stone floors and large windows with a view of the pool and golf course, will have more muted shades of blue-green and natural wood tones. We'll have a gallery wall with lots of vintage artwork by naturalist James Lockhart.
The Main Bedroom will have this four-poster bed in Swedish White with a brown leather tufted headboard. Brown toile draperies, teal velvet host chairs, deep green accents and a colorful rug will create a cozy, masculine feel in this room with 14' ceilings.