11/13/2011

Dragonflies and Butterflies Anyone?

I have been working with a client on decorating her huge home. This post will only show parts of the formal dining room that I added decor to. There is much more to be done in this room.

The chairs are large and very nice but looked a bit masculine to me. So I made 8 lumbar pillows (12 x 18) with reddish fabric featuring dragonflies on the material. The background of the material coordinates with the one red feature wall in this room. The two end chairs are leather covered. I was hoping to soften the look with these pillows.

I also made a long table runner out of the same fabric.
 I used the long shinny bouillion fringe to add a feminine touch.

See that fireplace behind the chair? My client wanted something above the mantle but not the usual picture or mirror one would think of. I did have the constraints of the square wood molding. But, when I saw this large beautiful wreath with the bright colored flowers and a huge butterfly, I knew it was perfect (at least seasonally) for this room.

I did change the original orange ribbon for a black/grey/white animal print ribbon, plus added some red flowers to tie in better with the room.
Below is the before picture that I took of the fireplace. This room has a THREE huge (and I mean giant) mirrored backed china cabinets that almost cover the whole red wall. A buffet is also in this room that I hung a mirror above, on my clients request. A rug could be added but it would have to be a huge one. Decor needs to be added to the buffet top, center of the table and in the china cabinets.

It is a room that I don't think I will be able to complete before the Christmas season is upon us or maybe ever. I am very troubled by too much furniture in this room so I don't show you the whole space. I think that they bought too much oversized furniture even though the home is huge!


NOTE: You should be able to click on most of the pictures to enlarge to see further details.
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10 comments:

  1. Love the dragonfly fabric! Very pretty and the bouillion fringe is so fun. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. You chose a pretty fabric for the pillows and table runner. Everythink looks lovely! What a beautiful home to work on!

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  3. Love the fabric design and color. Softened everything just enough and that wreath was a fabulous idea! Super job and can't wait to see photos of everything elese you did.

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  4. The fabric is so pretty and the wreath is gorgeous! The room is just beautiful!

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  5. Wonderful fabric choice and the fringe does balance out the masculinity of the room. I also like the "wildness" of the wreath versus a painting. Beautiful job!

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  6. Great choice, Terry! Love the fabric it has an oriental flair and really pairs well with and softens the chairs.

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  7. That fabric is beautiful! It adds a very classy touch to the room.

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  8. What beautiful fabric! I think it goes really well! You have beautiful taste! Thanks for linking up @ Show & Share!

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  9. I featured your dragonfly pieces.

    http://itssoverycheri.com/2011/11/19/saturday-showcase-11-19-2011/

    Cheri

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  10. Lovely fabric for a gorgeous dining room!

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