In the Navy

In Home and Entertaining, Myron Griffing by Lola Magazine

Space: Interiors was recently called to a lovely new home nestled into the verdant pastures of Bossier City.

We work quite a bit in Bossier and love it when folks want to break from the “li’l brown box” and try something that is more individual and unique!  That is just what we found with the Rhodes. This newlywed couple had just settled into their new home and needed a smidge of help pulling everything together.  Alex (the wife) already had the walls painted white and had decided to use navy blue as her accent color.  Few palettes look crisper and more modern than blue and white, and I absolutely LOVE it!

In the living room, we relocated a couple of navy chairs to a seating area adjacent the kitchen and added two new grey linen chairs from Nader’s Gallery.  These were lighter, had a more modern shape and fit our overall aesthetic better.  A super cool, round concrete coffee table (CB2) with an amazing ombre’ centers the space.  We repositioned the existing sofa and simply added graphic pillows with varying shades of blue and white.  Flanking the sofa are two smaller steel/terrazzo side tables topped with oversized lamps with purposefully displayed navy-blue cords (Material Things, Monroe).  A large abstract now presides over the living area carrying the palette and adding additional shades of blues and other colors.  (TIP: ALL blues go together, look at the sky. Mix them for depth.)

The existing dining table had been painted a glossy black and needed equally bold seating.  An exhaustive search of worldwide inter-web led me to the perf chairs that have the most richly saturated blue velvet fabric and high gloss woodwork!  The nanosecond I saw them I knew the search was over.  This dynamic pairing was tempered with a soft, organic rug to help balance the space. (TIP: Don’t force your pieces to compete, let something be the “star” and others “supporting cast.”) Custom drapery/shades (Virginia Harris) beautifully ricochet the blues around this large open area.

In the master bedroom, we added lamps, a neutral rug, and custom drapery to frame the recessed seating area.  You can see how the blue keeps your eye moving around the room.  This is a li’l “designer” trick to give a room consistency and cohesiveness.

Folks, “you can sail the seven seas” and not find a more balanced, pulled-together home and that should “put your mind at ease.”