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The Design That We’ll Never Get to See in Person – AT’s Small/Cool Event + 5 Renter Hacks for a Small Space

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Remember back at the beginning of March (what now feels like a year ago) when we showed you a Sneak Peek Into Our Current Design Projects? Well, today is the day to show you the “final results” of one of them. No, this isn’t our typical room reveal. A lot has shifted between then and now. And other things take priority as they should. But our ultimate goal here at EHD is to try to bring a little joy to your day and since it’s Monday morning fingers crossed this does the trick. This “room reveal” is one where neither you nor I will ever see a real photograph of but that’s okay since I stayed up late trying to recreate the space as realistically as possible for us all to enjoy by using my trusted confidante, SketchUp.

I bet by now you are asking yourselves, “Which project are you talking about?” If you didn’t already guess from the snippet above it’s our Eclectic English space for Apartment Therapy’s Small/Cool Event which officially went live (virtually, that is) last Friday. The event showcases 20 current home trends by 20 designers for the year 2020. Very clever AT team. 😉 The trends range from Art Deco Influence by Gabriela Gargano to Maximalist Boho by Jessica Bringham and everything in between. Ok so let’s start with the design inspiration for our room!

The Trend: Eclectic English

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I was very excited to take lead on this bedroom design project after all I know a thing or two about designing a small bedroom after my own MOTO. When the AT team asked us which trend we would want to showcase it was a no brainer. Emily had just written about her current love affair with this New (Old) Trend that was going to help her get her color/quirk back into her life and I was so on board to oversee the design. This trend is the metaphorical fresh-design-air that we have all been waiting for and like I’ve stated before I am ready to trade in the neutral world for a multi-colored one.

The Space

This all sounded great in theory until I saw the photographs for the original space where the event was to be held in Brooklyn, NYC. Talk about a design challenge. This warehouse didn’t invoke that eclectic old world at all that we wanted the expected 12k+ visitors to feel as they walked into our space. I started to think, “Why didn’t we choose postmodernism? That’s also cool right now.”

But this type of challenge is what drew me to interior design in the first place, working within a set parameters of a building to find those creative solutions that will ultimately transform a space into something new. Challenge accepted.

Emily also wanted me to point out the fact that we were designing this space from 3,000 miles away which is a challenge in itself but since starting at EHD almost 3 years ago this is nothing new to me. The two main projects that I have worked on – the Portland Project (961 miles) & the Mountain House (84 miles) – weren’t exactly distances that screamed let’s just go “swing by” for a site check-in today. Working solely based off of a few measurements and online shopping was okay by me especially for just one small room. The real challenge was creating a space that looked curated over a long period of time in the span of a few weeks from a handful of online vendors.

Yeah, you could say I was slightly stressed.

The AT team was so great and sent through this very thorough SketchUp drawing of our space including all the dimensions I could need plus the very elusive NYC fisherman. His name is Gary and he was super helpful to clue me in on the exact scale of the space we were working with. Thanks, Gary. Bye, Gary.

Now that I had a better idea of the exact measurements for the space, Emily and I did our initial brainstorm of how to add that “cozy factor” we knew it desperately needed. Let’s just say our hopes were as high as the NYC skyline: “Maybe they can add a ceiling so people don’t see the exposed ceiling”, “Could we add wood floors?”, “Some added millwork would help transform the space”, or “An overhead diffused light to make the space feel cozier”… there was some wishful thinking but one worked out in our favor. One thing I have learned in the past couple of years is that you’ll never know what your options are until you ask. And ask I did, thank you again to the AT team for answering my endless emails. I love an email. Especially those who respond quickly and they did, thank you.

You’d think that creating a space from a blank slate would be a designer’s dream. But when combining that with the fact that it also has no fourth wall and everything in the space has to “work/look good” from one angle it shifted my mindset of how I’d typically design a room. Function still played a role but in a new showcase-y kind of way that I wasn’t familiar with. So, instead of thinking about the room as a 3-dimensional space I looked at it as if it were first a piece of art that you could then jump into and walk around. It had to work as both.

The solution was layers and layers and then some more layers.

Here was my initial paired down mood board that we showed you a few months back. Giving you all a sense of the space without giving it all away. That wicker bed from Serena and Lily was the first piece I picked out that made me believe that this space could work. Followed with a close second & third by the Matrix Chair from Article and the Hay Design Matin Lamp that I think everyone in the office including myself has had heart eyes for once or twice. We’ve loved a pleated lampshade ever since Jess pointed out the newly rising trend way back when.

And this was just the beginning…

The first and probably most important layer was to cover up those stark white walls. This space needed a dose of traditional character and nothing says that more to me than the trusted wallpaper and board & batten combo. Chasing Paper’s Tree Toile in Mono was the quintessential pattern for the space. It adds that layer of depth without being too overwhelming. I’m talking to you art wall. There are two types of texture you can add to a space one is 3D like a shag rug, our millwork, or pattern. I decided to include both with our board and batten walls painted in Behr’s Red Pepper. I’ll be honest, I was a bit nervous to tell Emily that this is the paint color I wanted to use in the space. The lady likes red but more of a bright and happy red of which this isn’t really. But once she saw it on the mood board she was all for it.

There was a fine line of how high was too high or too low the millwork should be. In the end I decided that the height should be based more on the headboard height of the bed more than anything else. At first, I had it at 60″ high on the back wall and 48″ on the other two but something felt off. Then I realized that if it was that high on the back wall there wouldn’t visually be enough breathing room for all the art I had planned to go up there.

So, after playing around with it for a few hours in SketchUp (love you) I went with 54″ high on all 3 walls. It was a little over halfway up the wall which would’ve felt awkward had I not filled the walls with other visual weight. That is always something you want to consider when determining the height of your millwork and also where it will intersect your light switches (something we didn’t have to think about for our space) or other permanent fixtures along your walls. Be sure they are either included in the millwork or sit above but not half and half.

Above are the profiles I chose, with plenty of help from Charla and Justine, from our favorite vendor Metrie. They are the same two lovely ladies that helped Emily and I to pick out/design all that millwork in the Portland House. For this project, we got our material inspiration from The Gold Hive – Ashley Goldman’s Master Bedroom which included some very thin lattice which would be our flatstock with a low profile. This would take up just a little real-estate in this tiny space.

That isn’t our only small space/renter hack that we have for you today read more below.

But first…here she is our Eclectic English lady!

Side Note: Some of the items in the render like the lounge chair & dresser are not the same as in the mood board. Building detailed furniture in SketchUp can be tedious and extremely time-consuming especially ones with realistic-looking cushions. So I took the easy way out (aka saved hours of on the clock time) and downloaded similar options. It was late. I was tired. And this is a skill I am working on so I think this version is much better than what I could’ve come up with. So imagine that awesome Matrix Chair from Article and this nightstand.

As Emily would describe her she is, “…just a touch senile, with a dirty martini in her hand, perhaps some sort of old Hollywood headpiece, and head to toe in patterned clothes. She freely tells us about her affair with Wes Anderson (a younger man! Grandma!) and maybe she has tons of cash hidden around the house. But she’s a little old world too – she loves a floral print, she’s always ready to put the kettle on and share some well-earned life experience, and her shelves are stuffed with souvenirs from decades of travel. My friends love her, and my kids can’t wait to visit her because surely she will tell them something they are far too young to hear.”

Do you see her? Do you love her? Or is she just a little too much for you? You can be honest cause she would tell you the harsh truth right back to your face. But then I am not her, so I ask of you be constructive in any of your criticism you might have. Thanks 🙂

5 Renter Hacks for a Small Space:

  • Re-think The Gallery Wall – As we all know a gallery wall is a sure-fire way to add that needed dose of personality into those box-like apartments but then you’re stuck with patching up who know how many holes when moving out. Cause I know that for every piece of art that I hang in a gallery wall there are probably 3x the amount of holes necessary behind it. Done is better than perfect around here and I don’t have the patience with templates. So instead, consider a picture hanging rod which will require minimal holes in your wall and you have more freedom to swap out art over time. This idea works well in the space since we added the millwork which projected out from the wall which let us still overlap the art.
  • Layer Up – If you live in a space with flooring that you wish you could just replace or snap your fingers and make them disappear, then consider getting a rug approx. the size of your space and layer a smaller rug on top. This typically works best if the smaller rug is about two sizes down and is in the same style. Also, be sure that the rug on top has a higher pile than the one below.
  • When in Doubt Mount It – Want to add a coat rack to your space? Try a 6-arm coat hook instead. Thinking about getting a bookcase? Maybe opt. for some shelves. Anything that you can install on your walls to free up some coveted floor space is golden in a small room.
  • Double Duty – In a small space it is a great idea for your furniture to serve multiple purposes when you lack the square footage. We made sure our floor lamp had a small table attached and our dresser’s marble top was the perfect place for a martini station. Although, I know I could’ve done a better job on more storage for the space like including a nightstand with a drawer or a bench with a shelf. I choose the more visual pleasing option, form over function and I am okay with my decisions. It is a showroom after all and our hypothetical lady is a maximalist minimalist at heart. Avert your eyes on this fact I just pointed out and let’s move on!
  • Not Your Average Sconce – Since there wasn’t going to be any overhead lighting in the space due to the lack of a ceiling which is hopefully not an issue any of you are running into in your home… We got a little creative in the lighting department. A floor and table lamp were probably sufficient enough for the space but to bump up the quirk factor I wanted to “DIY” our own plug-in sconce. Using an iron hook and utility bare bulb pendant, the plan was to wrap the cord somehow (Sara and I were going to figure out this little factor when we got there) to create a sconce.

If any of you are interested in this look here are all of the products:

1. Floor Lamp (no longer available) | 2. Accent Chair (the original one) | 3. Blue Lumbar Pillow | 4. Wallpaper | 5. Paint Color | 6. Blue Curtains | 7. Curtain Rod | 8. Endcap Finials | 9. Stool | 10. Utility Plug-In Pendant | 11. Cast Iron Hook | 12. Bar Tool Set | 13. Bar Tray | 14. Cocktail Shaker | 15. Coup Glass | 16. Smaller Red Toned Rug | 17. Bed | 18. Mattress | 19. Green Pleated Table Lamp | 20. End Table | 21. Large Light Blue Rug | 22. Nightstand with Drawers (the original one) | 23. Curtain Hook | 24. Bench | 25. Circle Pillow | 26. Pom Pom Lumbar | 27. Bed Throw | 28. Sheet Set | 29. Blue Sham | 30. Duvet Cover | 31. Curtain Rod | 32. Endcap Finials | 33. Solid-Brass Double Jack Picture Chain | 34. Pair of Heavy Open Asymetrical S-Hooks – 1 1/2″ | 35. Art-Nouveau Picture Rail Hook | 36. Broken Clouds by Stephanie Goos Johnson | 37. Winter Wren by Olivia Kanaley Inman | 38. Semicolon by Alex Isaacs Designs | 39. The Humble Egg by Monica Loos | 40. Antique Yachts Canvas 1 | 41. In The Branches Print | 42. Remember: Lily of the Valley by Renee Anne | 43. Blue Heron Framed Print | 44. Lake Air Canvas Print | 45. Alpine Lake Framed Canvas | 46. Solid Pine Panel Mould | 47. Fingerjoint Pine Stop | 48. Fingerjoint Pine Baseboard | 49. Solid Pine Lattice

There were a lot of accessories that Sara and myself were going to play with once on-site so instead of letting all those sourcing hours go to waste we figured to round them up for all you Eclectic English Enthusiasts. Enjoy!

1. Farm House by Lindsay Megahed | 2. Ribbed Blanket | 3. Natural Hyacinth Noelle Tote Basket | 4. Organic Percale Pleated Sheet Set | 5. Wheaton Striped Napkins | 6. Bunny Trinket Dish | 7. Palomino Alpaca Throw | 8. Nesting Glass Shadow Boxes – Hexagon (Set of 3) | 9. Tomah by Lorent and Leif | 10. Foundations Bowl | 11. Oversize Wool Throw | 12. Antique Florals | 13. Fiber Dye Napkins | 14. Dara Velvet Lumbar Pillow Cover | 15. Creative Women Handwoven Cotton Napkin

In lieu of the original event plan, Apartment Therapy created these adorable illustrations (see below) and animations of all 20 spaces. You can check out our space here!

Be sure to peruse all the amazing work by the rest of the designers as well including: Hilton Carter, all-of-our-favorite Orlando Soria, one of the cutest/creative couples Nate Berkus & Jeremiah Brent, a favorite of Emily’s who lives in her hometown of Portland – Max Humphrey, and one of Caitlin’s Favorites Caitlin Murray plus many many more talented designers.

That’s all she (I) wrote! I hope this brought a bit of sunshine to your Monday morning. And I can promise you that you will one day see a real room reveal again but in the meantime I’ll be practicing my SketchUp skillzzz.

For those of you that are skeptical of the Eclectic English trend, I am curious. Does this design convince you that it is the new cool trend or does it still give you frightening flashbacks?? Let’s talk more about it below!

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Deb

Well…uh…er…it is a little assisted living chic?

Jessica

LOL

Assisted living Eccentric English Grandma would definitely have many friends, a few enemies (jealous old ladies who think she’s scandalous), and be a favorite of the staff!

Josh

The colors are great. Not a fan of this style overall though. It feels cluttery over cozy IMO. The chair is really cool and that floorlamp! I love it! Sad that it is no longer available.

Are you guys doing anything with the French Art Deco style that Emily blogged about a couple of years ago? It seemed to die quickly with EHD, but it was stunning. Would love to see more of it.

Molly

Oh yes! That was a favorite look of mine as well, and I would love to see more of it. For whatever reason, the eclectic English vibe always seems “dusty” to me, and I feel the French Art Deco is so fresh and exciting.

Jessica

Forgive me a small plug? My lovely local antique store specializes in antique and vintage prints, so if you love the look of school maps, anatomical drawings, antique florals, etc., you can actually get the real thing for a better price than a reproduction from a big box store:

https://www.windsorplaceantiques.com/matted-prints-2

I always have a great conversation with the woman who owns the shop (when she’s not out at Brooklyn Flea), and supporting small businesses is super important right now. Her selection is always changing (though probably less frequently now that folks aren’t having estate sales, etc), so I like to check back regularly.

I’m not associated with the shop at all, I just want to see them continue to exist! <3

Jessica

She’s also got some French, 1939 cactus and succulent prints that look surprisingly Cali-cool 🙂 https://www.windsorplaceantiques.com/product-page/cactus-print-opuntia-monacantha-marginata

Teri
ECW

Beautiful items!!

CW

Raise your hand if you think Jess and Emily should take this design and roll with it for Charlie and Birdie’s room! I think if the striped canopy find a new happy home, this could totally work in their room. Replace the art with something more whimsical and it would be perfect! And a throw in a whimsical toile wallpaper for good measure (dinos! forest creatures!).

J

We’ve of the same mind! But I think she should keep the canopy, it’s the most playful thing about the room. Maybe add some zoo animals and it becomes a less-cheesy circus? Or something like the animal paintings that talk in the movie Amelie?

Beth

Oops! I think you meant Julie not Jess, CW.

A

I thought the same thing! I posted a photo of a nursery from @beeboutdesign on the kids’ room update post that has green board & batten and a dinosaur print wallpaper above it. So cute! (Would love to see painted scallops up to chair rail height maybe, instead of board & batten?)

J

I wouldn’t necessarily go with this style for my home, but I am enjoying living vicariously with it through EHD! I think this is a pretty well-executed version, and I think Emily should go with this color palette for the kids’ room. EMILY! Are you listening? Mute those colors! Then get, like, a silly kids’ toile or something. The only critique I might have for this room is that there’s nothing antique, but I imagine that was probably a constraint that had to be worked within.

I think EEG has some echos of my own desire lately to lean in to Colonial and Shaker designs, which are wayyyy more streamlined but also have a sense of collected-ness and history. I’m resisting the urge just go out and buy Shaker-esque chairs from Target for the sake of getting the look quickly, and trying to opt for actual antiques or at least craftsman-made pieces. (I’m afraid of it looking more “transitional” and less “history”). I LOVE T. Moser stuff, but whew it is expensive! Definitely heirloom stuff.

Suzanne

Moser is my favorite! You might also want to look at Borkholder Furniture. They are Shaker style furniture craftspeople. Thom. Moser has more style, but Borkholder has some similar pieces, and I think they are somewhat less expensive, but still heirloom quality. I have Borkholder dining room furniture, and later discovered Moser and used their pieces in my living room. But they are both investments, for sure. Before the shelter in place, I’d been shopping flea markets, antique faires and shops to add more affordable pieces that still have a timeless quality.

Erin

I’m a convert! Love it!

Beth

I LOVE THIS. I know it is designed and from regular stores, but it looks so much more personal to me than the Cali neutral trend of the last 5 years. I wonder if it is New England Chic vs West Coast? I love it… I had doubts about the red since most of the mood board was blue with a yellow pop, but it just works.

Becca

This is more what I was picturing for Charlie and Birdie’s room!! (Well, the kid-version, of course!)

I love this style, especially when it’s done with heart and a good eye.

I did find myself wishing you’d leaned in even harder with the wallpaper! Something a little more colorful, less faded, more whimsy.

I lived in England for a year in 1967. My bedroom was wallpapered. I remember those hummingbirds, and the way the pattern seemed to have been painted on, even to some drips in the pattern.

KJ

I am totally down for this and love what you’ve done with this room. Now I want the gallery wall and have looked up how to buy a picture hanging rod. I don’t understand the function of the rail hook, and why there are decorative options. Do they go at the top of the rod? I thought this was what the S hooks are for? Please help, I really want to implement this idea in the newly painted basement hallway (that I was surely going to put 187 holes in to try to get our art “just right”)

Jessica

I think the decorative hooks go on the rail and the plain S hooks attach the chain to the painting? That configuration would allow you to hang multiple pieces to the same chains…

ECW

I love the idea of the picture hanging rod! Any tips on how to put one together?

Kathryn

Well done EH team; such a good concept and great execution. And, one of the stronger contributions to the AT project, truly. English architect Ben Pentreath works in this same eccentric vein & is well worth a look if he’s not on your radar.

Would be interesting to see shopping round ups of versions of this style across different colour ways, if there was ever room in the editorial calendar!

Lauren

I’m a total maximalist but the pictures feel cluttered to me. i keep imagining just the bird switched with the one on the other wall. It also does not feel super ‘English’ and I wouldn’t have known that was the inspiration without being told – i think a different chair and headboard would help move it in that direction. Also replace the pom pom pillow with a needlepoint one (ideally handmade by grandma :))

Brit

As a no-primary-colors person, it’s a little weird how much I like this. That Article chair makes the space, for sure. (The other one is just not right. … At all.) The side table is pure heart eyes, even though the price gave me a frowny face. The bench – perfect – and the DIY sconce fits the bill for simplicity alongside the more character pieces. You really pulled off the cozy factor for me, with a room that ultimately comes off as really nicely proportioned and high-interest. Like a Lion/Witch/Wardrobe sort of room, or akin to a room from Knives Out. Kind of love it.

OMG THIS SKETCHUP JULIE! So good!!! AND a callout at the end? THANKS!! (Guys, Caitlin Murray’s space is SO FUN and worth the clickthrough!!!)

Rachel Dugan

Love! I have loved Ben Pentreath forever and have tried (and failed) to implement this style in my home since we purchased our midwest home five years ago. I love the suggestions for creating layers; something I have had to learn from reading and lots of looking. I love the look, but didn’t know how to get there instinctively. Thanks for your tips! I have always (and do still) looked forward to the time I can be the eclectic grandma with white hair, blue glasses and red lipstick. I love sitting in these kids of “curated over decades” spaces, which have always interested me more than my minimalist cousins’ home (which bore me and my children in roughly five minutes). Please do more! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Amy

I love it! I’m not quite on board with full blown EEG, but this is the perfect dose of EEG balanced with more modern shapes, like the bench and the wood side table. Great job Julie, I’m inspired!

jane

i love this!! i really can get behind the gallery-wall-via-hanging-rod!! i think this design is so fresh and i would love to sit in that article chair.

Roberta Davis

The inspiration images conjure a life of luxury in England and they are fabulous. Authenticity is the key concept, for me. This competition room feels like an imitation of it using the design language of scandi and mid-century modern and it doesn’t feel authentic or inspired. I think the Eclectic English lady exists, but her space would be a cluttered and chaotic jumble that only she could create. And I would admire it for reflecting who she is, but never try to create the same space for myself, because it wouldn’t fit me. To be authentic with this style, you have to have lived it, in my opinion. Look at a lot of the design publications that highlight traditional decor (Elle Decor, House Beautiful, Arch Digest). Whenever you see wonderful traditional design, it is probably coming from the east coast or Europe. From that place, you can move forward into more modern design, but I don’t know why you would try to move backward. Maybe move it forward by capturing the feel of it and modernizing it through simplification and reduction (I love the wallpaper/bed combo in #6 as a look that could be the starting point for a more… Read more »

Annabelle

I love it! But why is the AT illustration so different??

nora

I looove the red paint color.

Many of the other rooms are nice, but I lol’d at the one whose theme was “investment piece.”

Sarah

Can I just say it drives me batshit that Pottery Barn and others reprint Audubon’s art with no credit? Yes it’s a great blue heron but it is also part of Birds if America, an artistic and natural history treasure. Ok. Enough ranting. Love the way it looks on the gallery wall.

judith

Please, I beg of you, do a post on how to do a gallery wall using this rod and chain. I can’t figure out how the chain attaches to the picture.

Rachel S

If my eyes do not deceive me, that blue heron print is indeed the Audubon Great Blue Heron plate, which the lovely folks over at the Audubon foundation make available as a high-res download for FREE, that’s right $0.00. Which you can just upload to Framebridge and call it a day, rather than spending $300 for the linked print.

I have big plans to hang the heron and the flamingo on either side of pocket doors in my living room.

Audubon FTW!!!

Annie K.

What an amazing tip! Thank you!

Rachel S

Another source for awesome free “art” is NASA. They have incredible high-res downloads of space photos/renderings/etc. The art in my bedroom is mostly NASA. Not to mention their incredibly fun faux vintage space posters in the style of vintage national parks posters.

Molly H

Love the art wall. And, only since you asked for opinions, the rest is funky clunky. Like someone raided a few attics for leftover furniture because that was the only option. Truly detest the muddy red on the wall. See this as a match for the kid’s bedroom. Sorry, but to me it reads, moody, depressing, leftover “American” Salvation Army. I want color, just not depressing colors, especially now. Don’t need everything stuck in all white, but cheery spring or summer yellows, nice blues with some dashes of whatever else is right on the color wheel is where I’m going. And, I really don’t see this as “English” at all. Have looked at tons of sites with that faded, worn velvet look with the dark painted walls, tons of books and those interesting items on every surface great, great gramps brought back from India or the Boer War and loved them. This is not the same look. Honestly, it’s a confusing look. As in why would you deliberately put this look in your house? Sign. So mean. Sorry.

Rachel S

I have that yellow Article chair (two of them, in my living room) and they are just the best. So deep and comfy yet petite and not overwhelming. The color is amazing and the upholstery is SO nice. Cotton velvet (or at least a cotton blend) is so so much nicer than polyester, IMO. My baby has spit up on them and they clean up shockingly well.

elle

The art wall and the cushions on the bed do it for me. That art wall is what I have been longing for and can’t do for myself. This hits it perfectly for me. (But YOUR art wall, not the AT illustration… ) The art wall, the bed, the vintage top rug, I really really like it.

Lynda

I’m sorry to be a downer, but to me it looks like a “before” picture. The one where they finally saved up enough to replace all those sad, incompatible hand-me-downs.

Sim

I definitely think this is the new it look and I’m all for it! Great job!

Lissa

Amazing job, Julie! I’m still not sold on this style being the next big thing, but it’s fun to look at once in a while. I also think your version is much better than the AT version.

Lissa

Okay somewhat off topic, but maybe it would help your readers to envision this style in Emily’s kids’ room if you did an inspo post with photos of other *children’s* rooms that have the English granny vibe?? I think I’m getting more on board with the style but I still don’t see it in a kids room since it has such an old vibe. Seeing some kids rooms of this style would help brainstorm ideas for the room too.

Allie

I love this EE room! I’ve been thinking a lot about Kathleen Kelly’s room in You’ve Got Mail lately, and wondering what this charming, cluttered, and cozy style is called- could it be Eclectic English?! Whatever it is, it has me wanting to respond to all the FB marketplace wicker headboard postings, and dreaming about dainty floral wallpaper prints that my husband can’t get on board with. Needless to say, I’m a new fan.

Ariane

I love this rendition so much! My husband hails from England, and this reminded me very much of his grandmother who is definitely a little eccentric and also a touch senile (strong as an ox though and still living at home – albeit with a carer- at age 90). Because she’s a well bred English woman she doesn’t say anything too scandalous although she has some very cemented opinions that she’s not afraid to share, especially when it comes to politics. Her home is in the countryside and the decor is a mix of African Safari mementos, mixed with Laura Ashley print cushions/drapery, add a good dose of rattan bookshelves from the 70’s and then top it off with an heirloom 19th century dining room set. There’s a lot going on decor-wise but it just WORKS! Seeing this design reveal was literally like seeing what my husband’s grandmother would seamlessly transition to if she ever decided to leave her home (but she never will, because that’s how she rolls). Truly appreciated seeing this, it reminds me a lot of the “Grand-millenial” trend that I’ve seen Glitter Guide blog about.

Paula Gooding

How comfortable is the Article chair? It is so difficult to know how comfortable the couch and chairs are……possible to add a comfort scale to your picks? Or can you add someone actually sitting???? It would be a big help to ordering furniture on line !

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Amanda

Weirdly, I love everything… just not together? In that mockup it does look mad cluttered. I feel like this works better in a larger space– breathing room might keep it from getting overwhelming

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