DESIGN INSPIRATIONS -HISTORIC RENOVATION In my previous post, I introduced you to the dining room project I am designing with Sheree Vincent for the ASID Showcase House on Lake of the Isles in Minneapolis coming in May, 2012. I always like to start a design project with a color source. It can be a piece of art or a fabric. In this case it was both.
The homeowners had 2 Audubon rare prints of woodpeckers that they wanted to use in the dining room if possible. I happen to love Audubon prints (see previous blog post Art and Accessories Audubon Prints 3-20-12) and for this historic, tradional home they are perfect. Love the gray tree bark with the crisp black and white birds.
The "nature" aspect of these prints got us started with a theme for the dining room's design. The view of the lake and the mature trees and gardens outside the dining room windows inspired that idea as well. The clients also requested green walls if possible.
Sheree and I fell in love with this wonderful, traditonal linen print fabric. Its updated color scheme in gray and green complements the artwork while the branches, flowers and leaves speak to the garden theme. I think it will soften the wood wainscotting in the room.
Watch for my next post on the Design Process for the dining room.
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Letitia Little Allied ASID, CID is a licensed, award wining interior designer in Minneapolis,MN. for more info go to www.letitialittle.com.