Project: Wall arrangment
What to do with that long sofa wall? It's something a lot of people struggle with. One piece of artwork alone (even if it's hung at the correct height) is not going to cut it. In this family room, the sectional is across from large windows featuring a beautiful yard and adjacent to a fireplace flanked by built in bookcases (see previous entry). The best way to address this wall is a grouping of items, preferably something that works with instead of detracting from the view.
Before going to the client's home, I looked at the floorplan and created a few options, with this being my favorite. This option works well for several reasons.
Computer rendered wall arrangement
First, the muted landscapes compliment both the fabrics in the room and the view. Second, the only lighting in the room currently is recessed fixtures. There are 3 young children in the family and the parents were concerned about lamps getting knocked over. Overhead lighting is a good choice, but does not allow for solid task lighting to read or do other activities. These adjustable wall sconces repeat the other wrought iron accents in the room and provide needed task lighting. They can be mounted high enough so that no one sitting on the sectional will hit their head on the shade. Things can get a little crazy during those football games.
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Christine Schwalm is an Interior Designer and Visual Merchandiser based in Los Angeles. This space will keep you updated on what's going on with CSD along with some ideas to inspire you. Go here for more information about pricing and services and here to make an appointment.