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Living roomTraditional Living Room, Minneapolis

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Phyllis Roberts wrote:Sep 3, 2012
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    Lola Watson Interior Design
    You have many sofa choices available. Please contact Lola Watson Nterior Design for more details.
  • mao53
    Where might I find a lamp like the two matching ones with black shades behind the sofa?
cofeedrnkr wrote:Mar 22, 2012
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    Lola Watson Interior Design
    A point or two of clarification: the scalloped design was actually traced from an antique Sheraton serpentine chest but I'm sure there is a similar pattern in one of the drapery books. The cascades are 'stacked' which is my design preference for a tighter, more trim look. Also, we do not use foam core (and never did during the 39 years I have designed), but actual wood boards that are covered with lining and then coordinated fabric that was used in the window treatments. Then L brackets are used for installation. I am sorry that your very honest questions resulted in a rather unprofessional episode on this site. Please feel free to contact us for any additonal information we can provide. Best wishes!
  • ellenwitko
    A beautiful room, Lola Watson Interior Design!
Mary Lee Buchanan wrote:Nov 25, 2013
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    Baker Knapps and Tubbs makes the ottomans, but they are discontinued. I've been searching for them for two days.
  • sgjend1

    Hi Lola, is the cocktail table still available? If so, can you provide the name and style number?

Elf Elf wrote:Jan 22, 2015
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    The Sofa Company
    This is a really beautiful setup Lola - where did those ottomans come from? Just awesome! :)
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    Lola Watson Interior Design

    Hello, and thank you very much! The ottomans were made by Baker, Knapp & Tubbs. Unfortunately they are no longer available. We keep hoping they will bring them back. Unfortunately the market seems to reflect current tastes for mid century modern, but we believe we will see a swing back to traditional tastes one day as the next generation rediscovers the graciousness of period design in updated translations.

margaret119 wrote:Oct 15, 2012
  • sgjend1

    Lola, the sisal carpet from Stark Carpets that you put under the oriental--what was the style number and size and do you know if it is still available?

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    Lola Watson Interior Design

    Thank you for your question!

    The Stark Sisal was called Rio / the color was Pecan. it came either 13'1" wide or 6'6" wide. We ordered the cuts we wanted for three rugs, and had it bound locally with a cotton binding. This was ordered in 2001! I have a call into Stark to see if the goods are still available.

    Interesting to note that the oldest project photographed I had downloaded has repeatedly gotten the most attention on Houzz (and in local and national magazines)! I think that speaks to designing in a classical mode and avoiding following the latest trends.

iamcathy wrote:Apr 18, 2017
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    Lola Watson Interior Design

    Hello and thank you for asking! The Living Room is 15' x 21' with the visible sun room beyond that is 10' x 12'. The adjacent Dining Room (not shone in this photo) is 14' x 15' with an adjoining sun room of 10' x 13'. We're glad you like the space! It has served the family well over the past seventeen years!

  • iamcathy

    SO GRATEFUL....THANK YOU.

Elizabeth Z. Simpson wrote:Oct 23, 2015
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    Lola Watson Interior Design

    Hello! And thank you for your comment! To answer your question, the rug was an antique that we found at a local dealer some fifteen years ago for the client's former house. The unusual use of yellow with the reds and blues gave the room a youthful energy. We layered it on top of a heavily textured sisal carpet to take down the formality of the room a notch.

  • Elizabeth Z. Simpson

    The colour combination is just beautiful and unexpected. Love your style.

lkf632 wrote:Jul 12, 2014
bmt433 wrote:Oct 10, 2012
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    Lola Watson Interior Design
    Thank you for asking! The color is actually more in the blue family - we used Benjamin Moore Historic Colors - 143 (Wythe Blue). The slight tension between it and all the red energizes the room. The trim is Dove White. If we can answer any other questions, please contact us at Lola Watson Interior Design!
  • mamachers
    This is my favorite living area so far.
Ann Rogers wrote:Sep 30, 2012
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    Lola Watson Interior Design
    Hello and thank you for asking!
    We used Benjamin Moore's HC-143 on the walls and enameled the trim in Benjamin Moore's White Dove.
    Please contact us if we can provide further information!
  • sgjend1

    Hi Lola, Another question regarding the Bouillotte Lamps--are they still available from Baker and if they are do you happen to know their style number for ordering?

dragonfly1041 wrote:Jul 6, 2018
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    Lola Watson Interior Design

    How very kind of you to write! It gives me great pleasure to know I have brought beauty and pleasure to the world and to my dear clients over my 43 year career! I have been very fortunate to and am happy to share! We call all benefit from living as well as we are able! Best wishes to you!

gmb62 wrote:Jun 2, 2016
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    Lola Watson Interior Design

    Hello! Thank you for asking! These are actually ottomans and not floor cushions, and manufactured by Baker, Knapp & Tubbs, but unfortunately they have been discontinued a few years ago. They sit very low to the ground and do not obstruct the view of the fireplace. We used them in the first house I did for this client and we were happy to move them over to this house when she moved.

ljsprute wrote:Mar 13, 2015
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    Lola Watson Interior Design

    Hello, and thank you for asking. The toile on the sofa (and window treatment) is from Brunschwig & Fils Pattern: Chinoiserrie a L'Americaine,

Ann W wrote:Jul 17, 2014
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    Lola Watson Interior Design
    Hello Anne,

    Thank you for your question! The wall clock is an antique and was obtained through a private dealer. I'm not sure what area you live in but I would suggest looking up dealers in your area and showing them a photo so that they could do a search for you.
    Good luck - and thank you for contacting Lola Watson Interior Design.
Adrienne wrote:Nov 4, 2013
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    Lola Watson Interior Design
    Hello and thank you for asking! This classic English Library chair is exceptionally comfortable and perfect for settling down with a great book offering great support with its tight back spring coiled support and gentle sloping arms perfect for resting one's arms as you hold that book for long periods of time. This particular classic was made by Baker, Knapp and Tubbs and also featured down seats, although other seat options are available if you prefer a more crisp look. Other great manufacturers of this classic chair include Henredon, Century, Stickley, Pearson and Hickory Chair. Best wishes!
cinziamartin wrote:May 1, 2013
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    Lola Watson Interior Design
    Hello - and thank you for your question! The 36" x 36" x 16" ottomans were made by Baker (Style 405), in Java finish and the fabric was Pattern: 28-291. They were used in the client's previous home and were originally purchased in 1998. I'm afraid they have since been discontinued - but you never know when Baker might bring something back!
    Please let us know if we can answer any other questions!
KHawla Al Shamsi wrote:Apr 28, 2013
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    Lola Watson Interior Design
    Dear KHawla,

    We are not clear as to what exactly you are asking. The windows are original to the house. In the sunroom, they are covered with custom made shutters painted to match the trim. In the Living Room we used custom made Conrad Shades over which we hung a custom designed valance (lined and interlined) with a toile fabric from Brunschwig & Fils and trimmed in a silk brush fringe from Scalamandre all fabricated by our local drapery studio. If you desire further information, please contact Lola Watson Interior Design directly. Thank you very much!
billiebob123 wrote:Aug 9, 2012
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    Lola Watson Interior Design
    Thank you for asking! The fabric on the ottoman was in the Baker, Knapp & Tubbs collection, but unfortunately was dropped in 2003. The fabric on the sofa was originally purchased through Hickory Chair for the homeowner's previous home and window treatments were later added in this home when we discovered the fabric was made by Brunschig & Fils. Although that company was recently purchased by Kravet, the fabric is discontinued, but there is yardage available through your professional interior designer. Please contact Lola Watson Interior Design for more details.
jeffbonem wrote:Jul 27, 2012
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    Lola Watson Interior Design
    Hi Cindy,

    Thanks for asking! If you visit my website: www.lolawatson.com you will find several photos of this house as well as a link to a couple of magazines that featured this house. If you have trouble finding enough photos, please contact me directly at lolawatson.com.

    Thanks again!
avajayson wrote:Apr 7, 2012
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    Lola Watson Interior Design
    Hello - and thank you for your question! The 36" x 36" x 16" ottomans were made by Baker (Style 405), in Java finish and the fabric was Pattern: 28-291. They were used in the client's previous home and were originally purchased in 1998. I'm afraid they have since been discontinued - but you never know when Baker might bring something back!
    Please let us know if we can answer any other questions!

What Houzz contributors are saying:

beckydietrich
Becky Dietrich, Interior Designer added this to The Palette’s Power Suit: Energize With RedApr 19, 2014

In this traditional living room with a hint of country, red simply makes me feel happy. The soft blue wall color is a great choice, because it keeps the red from being too jarring and adds a level of sophistication.

beckydietrich
Becky Dietrich, Interior Designer added this to 5 Comfy Decorating Styles That Say 'Welcome!'Dec 12, 2013

There is usually more color and pattern in the fabrics as well. Cottage-y fabric choices range from soft florals to small prints to plaids and stripes. But all have a touchable, you-can’t-damage-me look.

jpockett
Julia Pockett added this to Traditional Living Room Accessories for a Refined StyleSep 6, 2012

Soft lighting. Because the living room serves so many purposes, lighting becomes extra important. You need well-placed task lighting for reading, but you also need it to provide a soft ambience for relaxing. Table lamps are a traditional choice; check out the huge array of antique replicas on the market. I like the black lamp shades used here — the splash of black really grounds the scheme.

sam70
Samantha Schoech added this to Color Guide: How to Work With RedAug 7, 2012

A traditional living room with red accents.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

mbolen3882
Peg Bolen added this to Cottage Living RoomApr 5, 2019

Love the ottoman seats and just about everything else... to bad it’s not blue!

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Stella Stephens added this to Traditional StyleFeb 15, 2019

plaid print, oriental rug, draperies

kf123
kf123 added this to kf123's FavoritesFeb 12, 2019

Like the chairs trimmed in red. Red pillow on chair.

mbstuller
mbstuller added this to mbstuller's IdeasFeb 12, 2019

Brass and gold; in same house as gold eagle mirror

connie_bryngelson
connie Bryngelson added this to connie's ideasDec 31, 2018

I love the mix of these colors and the Floral with stripes

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