I am so ridiculously excited about this project I can barely stand it. I feel that about a lot of our projects right now so you know you are in the groove when this happens. So let's get to the details.. The shape of the room is odd and that's being generous. We have to work around some unusual angles, walls built on top of foundations and niched and then others that are cut out entirely. The best defense is often an offense so that's where we are headed. I'm going to overwhelm the space with so much beauty that you can't even notice the weird angles and such. I say weird, they follow the shape of the house which is a classic alpine triangle house as I love to call them. When we were kids my dad was considering cottages and he really wanted an A - Frame one so this is my Triangle counterpart.
As I mentioned yesterday, I'm obsessed with the Fromental UK's Travertine wallpaper. I got my samples today they are exquisite. Thank you Melissa!!! Now I normally loathe when people get all mood-board computery but I needed to work out some logistics and I am making an exception with this one. I will offer up a sketch though to soothe the savage purist in me. I am love love loving the chaises they really hit the mark. I wanted to juxtapose them with something a bit off the beaten path and I feel that these two Chinois stools hit the mark in terms of the right amount of tension for the space. They will make great perches to put your shoes on or if you are having a small gathering of people - a Gaggle of Friends if you will. Or they are great for toddlers of which there is one that belongs to this clan.
Coffee table I'm a bit unsure on still only because I have to plot out the pieces on the floor plan to esnsure there is room. I am including my choices though... It really comes down to fabric for the chaises. While I love and adore the idea of a pale cream or stone for them, I am pretty sure the client will kill me. HA! I haven't ruled it out thanks to Nanotex technology though which is the new ScotchGuard but better I am told.... I'll show you the fabric scheme a bit later as I'm waiting on some fabrics still.
My biggest decision is between a Mirror or Art above the fireplace. We're going to have to redo the mantel which I have included below in terms of inspiration... I think we can do a cheap and cheerful update on the mantel including lowering it a bit... but as I said I'm torn between a mirror and art. Art makes more sense from an enjoyment point of view but I love the drama of the mirror. It's not like you'll be able to put your lipstick on it it really... Well unless you dance on the coffee table. Ironically, one of the tables I've chosen features a ballerina on point on it. Sooooooooooo