New flats in San Francisco maintain their Victorian roots of being on long thin lots. The interiors traditionally have a very long hallway that connects the rooms and there is always a dark room or two on a light well. These make great bedrooms or television rooms because of the lack of light.
Samuel F. Lewis and Stephen Kladder the artist and designers of INSTUDIO were given the challenge of restyling a television room that had a large wood daybed and television amoire.
Their client Kristen S. was restyling three rooms and had great furniture to work with but needed a new plan for the room. It was painted in a light color but seemed much smaller than it was because of the large scale furniture. Lewis and Kladder kept only two things that were originally in the room, a beautiful colorful rug and an ottoman.
A small velvet slip covered sofa from the living room was used as the main seating. A canvas slip covered barrel chair, a chaise lounge that had been neglected, a large wicker storage chest and an Asian cabinet was borrowed from the family room. The television was placed on a table in a casual way eliminating the need for a large television amoire.
The INSTUDIO team selected Turtle Green by Benjamin Moore Paint for their client to use elsewhere in the house. She loved the color but not the application that Instudio proposed. Kristen felt empowered by her new furniture plan and her love of the color, but was still a little afraid to go with such a dark color. The Personal Color Viewer on Benjamin Moore ‘s website proved to be a helpful tool that gave her reassurance in the color selection.
Dark rooms can be cozy. The smaller light colored comfortable furnishings and the dark walls struck the perfect balance for this room. Kristen selected lamps with dark colored shades to maintain the mood of the room. Above the sofa she selected pieces of art that she installed salon style.
This elegant television room is perfect for a movie with the family or for quietly reading books. Instudio provides you with the plans to make design your own.
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