Casual Elegance

STYLE ROOM – August 2013
By Annie Kiladjian 

“As most will agree, our own homes are usually the last space to get a facelift. Our lives are so busy with family and work that we ignore one of our most precious assets: our home. Although I design for a living, I did not see my own home as a priority. That is all about to change. I am starting slowly, and doing one room at a time, updating and reconnecting the ‘then’ with the ‘now.’ This is the design scheme for my new living room. I love transitional style—a mix of modern and traditional aesthetics that is in most cases timeless. I am also using a more monochromatic color scheme. That way, when I want to mix things up a bit, I can add pops of color with accent pillows and accessories. This can be so much less costly than buying new furniture every time I’m ready for a change in style. The furniture I have decided to use features clean lines and is very comfortable. I enjoy entertaining and do so often, so my home—especially my living room—needs to be both elegant and practical. I can’t imagine having to worry every time someone decides to put their feet up on my sofa. However, I still want to present a more elegant look to showcase my many treasures. Over the years I have acquired many interesting objects through my travels, many that will meld well with what I have going into this space. The colors and textures of some of the art and accessories will be a wonderful backdrop for my new room. When I moved to Maine 12 years ago I never imagined that this might be the place that I would permanently call home. Now, I cannot imagine ever leaving. I am finally getting the chance to settle down and add style and elegance to my home.”

Allison Home Theatre
Habersham Home

Groundworks Fabric in Louvered Maze

Dream Weaver Fabric in Sterling

Ceramic Filigree Jar

Lemonwood Dishes
Michael Aram

Gourd & Vine Mixed Pair Candleholders
Michael Aram

Levico Mirror
Restoration Hardware

Ivory & Tan “Venice” Collection Pillows

Rings Table Lamp
Circa Lighting

Natural Sisal Carpet with Beige Border
Sisal Carpet

Tufted Max Sofa

Conner Chair
Mitchell Gold & Bob Williams

Knoll Fabric in #2—Putty
Stout Fabric

Oldmill Fabric in #4—Granite
Stout Fabric

Swan Walk Side Table
Century Furniture

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