Wednesday, June 18, 2008

rustic and refined living room

Amy Butler's Brown/Trailing Cherry fabric from new Midwest Modern collection.

I have entered a contest sponsored by decor8 and Amy Butler Design. I was challenged to design a hypothetical room around one of Amy Butler's new fabrics from her Midwest Modern collection. I was torn between two patterns, of very dissimilar styles: one is sweet and classic, the other, modern yet retro. Since this is my first time entering the contest, I chose the sweet, brown floral as it is within my comfort zone. The design was inspired by a gorgeous room designed by Barbara Westbrook for Traditional Home Magazine's 2008 show house series.

My rustic and refined living room mood board.

My room features a balance between classic and updated yet traditional upholstery pieces, with a few more modern and slightly rustic accents. A Zoe sofa by Pottery Barn slipcovered in honey twill with two of Anthropologie's Antwerp occasional chairs upholstered in chocolate linen create the seating group. These pieces are anchored by a round braided jute rug from West Elm. CB2's stone top side table and Umbra's clean-lined wood coffee table bring in stylish elements of nature. Two of PB's Rustic Glass Pendants hang above the fireplace, flanking a piece of art work or perhaps some rustic mirrors, like these by Roost at Velocity Art and Design.

I imagine the room painted a warm cream like Benjamin Moore's Frappe and the trim in Wenge, a deep deep brown. Warm and natural fabrics are found on the pillows and simple drapes. So, tell me what you think! Do I have a fighting chance? If I make it through Holly's initial elimination, you will get a chance to vote for my board on her blog. I won't know until June 24th, so I will keep you posted! Wish me luck!


Aimee said...

YOU SHOULD ABSOLUTELY WIN! Your beautifully cozy and rustically elegant room is so wonderful! If they don't choose you then I wonder about their taste!

Betsy said...

Thanks for the complement, unfortunately, I was not chosen as a finalist... Oh well, better luck next year!

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