Thursday, April 8, 2010

A quirky appeal

A study in contrasts - white walls and floors create an atmosphere of serenity, a beautiful collection of framed art injects a sense of personality and fun. I love that this room is a little off-balance, a little unexpected - a low slung lounge chair and coffee table heaped with books paired with a sleak dining table for two; high mounted floating shelves for leaning framed art paired with a gallery wall of frames that reach around the side. This busy wall and coffee table contrasting beautifully with the clean, simple lines of the furniture. This quirky, casual vibe just makes the space more inviting, more livable, more friendly. There's something so appealing in the lack of symmetry and 'perfection', a little less planned and a little more organic - and that to me, is just perfect.


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{Photos: HouseBeautiful via Decorology edited by escapade}


10 comments:

ceo said...

Those chairs and the table in the second photo are wonderful......

xxxx
CEO

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

oh love those chairs on the first pic. gorgeous! xo

escapade said...

Ceo - those chairs caught my eye right away also.

Caroline - wouldn't you just love to sink into one of them with a good book?

xo

Splendid Willow said...

Sharalee, love everything in the first image. Please tell me that you also will be displaying a lovely art wall in your new home?

I have missed you! ox Mon

... I have a blog award for you on my blog - not that you can handle any more (: But just feel the love!

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

love love the low chairs

C.J. said...

thank you for your comments, your very kind.

escapade said...

Oh Monika - thank you! Feeling so chuffed, I just found out while visiting your lovely blog :)

Will definitely be setting up an art wall at the new place - perhaps a floating shelf to start then expand with a gallery as my collection grows? Will share pictures ;)

Helena - definitely perfect for lounging!

CJ - most welcome, thoughts are with you! xo

The Shiny Pebble said...

Isn't it fun to look for ideas for your new place... All of the old things all of a sudden assume a new life. I am sure you are using this post for inspiration... can't wait to see how your new place is coming along.

Sarah Klassen said...

I could very happily live here...

I love the fact that their favorite art pieces are displayed in such a great, eclectic manner -- I think I almost appreciate each more because of that. I'm not concentrating on a typical grid pattern, but I'm seeing each piece for its own qualities...

Nice post :)

escapade said...

SP - you're so right, you can look at all your things in a different context. It's really refreshing! Will definitely post some pictures as soon as I have some progress ;)

SK - completely agree, it really makes each piece look unique rather than part of a set. Makes you concentrate on each one. Would love to visit you once you move in :)

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