Shannon Berrey

Breathing room

Wednesday, April 17, 2013


Have you seen this gorgeous living room that Lauren Liess just completed? I kind of feel like she's my designer doppleganger.




 The natural elements -- linen, seagrass, raw woods, and the gorgeous geeens are my happy place, but I also think there is another great technique Lauren utilizes and that's the feeling of 'breathing room'. The curtains are taken all the way up to the ceiling to not create any divisions in an already fairly busy comination of window styles. 



When you walk into this space, you face the fireplace. Instead of blocking that view with a sofa, she used a pair of open woven chairs that offer additional seating, but, allows an unobstructed view of the whole room. Sometimes, it isn't possible to apply this 'open concept' if your room functions differently {say, TV watching, the size of the room, or the location of a feature wall }. And sometimes, in design, we actually place a sofa, with a console behind it, to create a division in the space.      



But, in this instance, it is just the icing on the cake, the moss between my sidewalk, the creamer in my get the picture...I love it!

To see more of Lauren's project visit her at Pure Style Home 

{all images by Helen Norman via Pure Style Home}





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I'm an artist, interior designer, wife and mom. Join me here as I share projects, ramblings, and inspirations.
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