Mini Post: Starry Night
Hello. This is the second post in this series. Here is a link to the first one. A "Starry Night" to me in interior design is when you look at a room and think it is lovely at first glance and then the more you look, the more you see; and the more you see, the more you appreciate the beauty of the space. It is just like looking at a starry sky on a clear night, the more you look up, the more stars you see. I have three spaces to share with you today that achieve Starry Night status (imho).
Wow for the first one. The contrast of the high gloss paint in white on the ceiling and dark on the millwork with the matte white walls is stunning. The accordion windows with stationary cafe curtains are gorgeous. The combination of globe pendants over the main sitting area with the fringe-y chandelier atop the game table and the structural sconce is amazing. And this room has extremely tall ceilings, you can see the height of the sofas is the same as the windowsills and those are some tall windows! This room feels grand and is certainly a feast for the eyes.
Bryan Graybill, photo source
This next space makes me feel welcome, do you feel the same? I love the way the eight pieces of art are hung over the rustic console table - suspended from a brass rod on brass chains, something you might not notice from a distance. The mix of blue and white fabrics - on the lampshades, two separate fabrics on the sofa, and the Kantha quilt on the chair - add a lot of depth to the room. I also love the layering of the rugs and how the gorgeous antique three legged table is used as a coffee table. This room is a Starry Night indeed.
Heather Chadduck Interiors and Textiles, photo source
This last room really incorporates the exterior into its space with the two large picture windows. The windows alone will make this room a Starry Night because there is always something of interest to see outside. There is also plenty to see inside this room. The way that the wood beams "dead end" in the drywall on the ceiling is a seemingly simple yet stunning detail. The wood beams also "partner" with the thin wood frame around the picture windows as the only trim detail in the entire room. I love the way that the chimney rises into a soffit of sorts rather then straight up through the ceiling - this is a great visual detail. Lastly, I love the light fixture and the way that the modern bones of the space blend seamlessly with the rustic dining furniture. There is much to admire in this space.
Billy Innes, photo source
Thank you for reading today. I will be back tomorrow with a Feature Fever post. See you there.
I hope you have a great day,