Thursday, November 17, 2011

A show house dazzler

   2011 March of Dimes Designer Show House
A BIG Thank you to all who came out to support the March of Dimes house, it was a wonderful success for not only the March of Dimes but for myself as well. 

             MOD HOUSE b4                                 
The kitchen began as very dark space with its cherry   
cabinets and Brazilian cherry floors.  My goal was to lighten the space, accentuate all of the positive features in the   
room and make it as livable and comfortable as possible.
  MOD house after  
I began to embellish the kitchen with the help of Stark Carpets.  I wanted a beautiful rug that would lighten the room, and bring in some of the wall color.  The rug, was a Hand knotted Oriental, woven in Pakistan with a contemporary coloration and a center medallion.  The minute I saw it, I knew it was the perfect piece.

The drapes, a linen Cowtan & Tout fabric used as the leading edge had just the right shade of blue and paired with the greyish raw linen panels they complemented the rug very nicely.  
Combining antiques with new pieces is a wonderful way to create comfort and add interest to any room.  The furniture from LaDonna Antiques and Accessories gave the kitchen a sense of presence. The dining table, a Period English Regency,  paired with Mouton linen wing chairs and side chairs made the dining area feel inviting.  

The paintings by Amy Sullivan Artistry, Sharon Hockfield and myself all looked like they were especially made to work with every detail in the space.  

Of course no room is complete without the right accessories.  They give personality and character to a space.  There again by combining antiques with newer pieces the room looked like there was actually a family living in the house.  

Thank you to all of the businesses that made this space a beautiful kitchen. 
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