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With work spanning from the mountains to the coast of North Carolina and across the Southeast, Kathryn Greeley, owner of Kathryn Greeley Designs, is proud to be celebrating 30 years in the design industry. She shares her love of collections, antiques and entertaining in both her book, The Collected Tabletop, and on her blog, The Collected Room.
Key ingredients for the design of an interior… Key ingredients for the design of a tablescape… Or key ingredients for a favorite recipe…
I've told you how much I love Fall here in my home state, and I'm convinced that one of the loveliest places to be during the Fall is a North Carolina beach! In this spirit, I want to share with you a design project of mine located on Figure Eight Island. For this client, we brought together classic architecture and thoughtful interiors to create an ideal waterfront retreat: a place for them to occasionally escape from their daily lives in Raleigh and relax.
The design gives them a second home filled with light and made serene by a "shades of blue" color palette. TAN WALLS Choosing a medium tone for the walls and a crisp, off-white trim color allowed for a mix of transitional patterns on windows and furniture and a more traditional plaid rug to anchor the seating group. Shades of blue are mingled with chocolate brown and tan throughout the design: in furniture, window treatments, and accessories. COLLECTED ART AND ACCESSORIES I showcased a unique collection of antique flow blue plates, antique oyster plates, and special-commissioned art glass bowls and also concealed the VisionArt television system with an original artwork to give the open living and entertaining space the feeling of casual elegance. TWO ROUND TABLES, EACH SEATING EIGHT Seating for sixteen was essential for the homeowners, because they love to entertain family and friends. A round table is my favorite way to accommodate for a stunning tablescape and also provide a nice environment for conversation!
PAINT WALL: Benjamin Moore - Historic Colors Collection - Shaker Beige TRIM: Benjamin Moore - Off-White Color Collection - Swiss Coffee FURNITURE All furniture and antiques through Kathryn Greeley Designs Custom round tables by First Circle Upholstery by the Charles Stewart Company FABRICS Windows/Wing Chair and Ottoman: Osborne & Little, Verbena (Linen) Sofa: Liberty Furnishings, Macaw (Russet Brown) Club Chairs: Osborne & Little, Barouche Pullman (Chocolate & Powder Blue) Dining Chairs: Stroheim & Romann, Doncaster Frieze (Periwinkle) RUGS New River Artisan Rugs
With these key design ingredients, this home creates the right balance between sophisticated elegance and casual comfort, a mix of the old and new...truly collected rooms! I hope all of your key ingredients make for perfect creations!
P.S. In case you missed last month's recipe, I've posted it over at my blog, The Collected Room. It's a yummy S’Mores Crème Brulee that's great for sitting around a warm fall fire at the beach, in the mountains, or anywhere in between!