The 2013 Design Awards
When it comes to interior design, these are the best of the best. Ready to be inspired? Read on, and enjoy.
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Design: Living Room
Room to Relax — Thanks to clean lines and neutral palette, this room has a cool and cozy atmosphere.
Create a monochromatic, collected, lved-in look in just one day.
214 W. Phelps, Springfield
Working on a very tight deadline, Interior Designer Nathan Taylor had just one day to transform this large living room into a cozy, soothing space. He got to work swapping the European antiques and small-scaled items for plump couches and large-scale furnishings. The goal for this room was to create a comfortable living space where the owner could relax with a book or invite friends over without feeling boxed in or uncomfortable. To give the room that cool, cozy atmosphere, Taylor worked with clean lines and a neutral palette. Obelisk Home fitted the room with furnishings swathed in creams, grays and deep purples. “The client had a beige and white striped chair that we used as our inspiration,” says Taylor. Using the chair as a starting point, Obelisk Home brought in all new furnishings. Taylor left the windows bare to let in plenty of natural light, and he used natural elements, such as reclaimed wood table tops and wicker baskets, to give the room a calming atmosphere.—E.B.
Mix texture and pattern. “We paired fabulous lamb’s wool pillows with wicker baskets and antique furniture,” Taylor says.
Skip the drapes or blinds. Sometimes it’s best to leave back-facing windows bare.
Layer in collected items, such as books, sculptures, picture frames and other odds and ends
214 W. Phelps St.,
Brad Ball with Ball Painting
Photos by Randy Colwell