DuPont CircleTransitional Family Room, DC Metro
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3. Shutter up. Multiple window treatments allow for a variety of light and privacy configurations at a single window. This living room showcases the best of all possible worlds: panels for when you want complete privacy, lower shutters for when you want just a little privacy, and exposed upper glass for when you still want some unobstructed natural light. It’s the window equivalent of making pillows with different fabrics on either side to get two looks in one.
Robert Plumb ChaiseThe unique shape of this chaise allows it to be used as either a chaise or a bench. It reminds me of a traditional recamier but with much lower end pieces.Design detail: This piece was chosen specifically for this long, narrow space. Because it’s backless, the lack of volume keeps the space from feeling too cramped.More reasons to love it: “We needed something to break up a living room yet unify it at the same time,” explains designer Samantha Freidman. The design of this piece allows for arm support, and the bolster pillows offers an opportunity to add pattern. Source: Robert Plumb
Photos by Jesse SnyderHouzz at a GlanceLocation: Near Dupont Circle in Washington, D.C.Who lives here: A single man in his 40sSize: About 3,821 square feet (355 square meters), 3 bedrooms, 3½ bathroomsIn the living room, two seating areas invite guests to linger. Both are anchored by a large, upholstered bench in the center of the room. On one side, a love seat, an armchair and two small occasional tables make up a conversation area; on the other a coffee table and two armchairs provide another gathering spot.“In this home the ceilings are high, so we chose to hang statement light fixtures,” says Friedman. “The first thing you see is the large chandelier made of capiz shells. It’s so dramatic, we chose not to hang a large artwork directly over the fireplace.”The diminutive chair to the left of the window brings in more personality. “We needed a low-profile chair here to save space. We also wanted something that could easily be moved during parties,” says Friedman. “This chair has great lines — our client nicknamed it the Robot Chair. We gave it presence with a red plaid upholstery on the back and made it more durable with a vinyl seat covering.”Sofa: Oly; coffee tables: Made Goods
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I like the idea of transitioning to champagne colors and other neutrals, along with grey, in the library. It's a small room, so keeping it a bit lighter will make it feel bigger. Plus the wooden shelves will look nice with other brown undertones.
5. Симметрия — основа классического интерьера Симметричная развеска картин, расстановка мебели, светильников, тоже делают всю обстановку более статичной, основательной и аккуратной. Симметрия вообще комфортна и приятна человеку на подсознательном уровне. В интерьере, где она ясно считывается, мы чувствуем себя спокойно и уверенно: ну хотя бы этот маленький мир предсказуем.