BUDDHA-FUL DESIGN!

by Marilyn Rose on Aug 14, 2018 Business and Finance 52 Views

The source of inspiration for our Hamptons Interior Design and NYC Apartment Interior Design projects usually comes from a playful pattern, a paint color, or a fun piece of furniture.

For our most recent project – one very close to my heart – the inspiration came from a beautiful art piece, gifted to me (and created by!) my daughter, and glass artist, Marlene Rose.

The piece, a Buddha sculpture made of hand-poured cast glass, inspired the redesign of my home’s family room!

To carry the beautiful hues of chartreuse and cobalt blue around the room, I selected a variety of fabrics to re-upholster, and bring new life to my existing pieces – a sofa, bench, and two swivel chairs.

I chose to mix various textures and prints to create visual interest, and selected an overall neutral palette to elicit feelings of calm and serenity – much like the Buddha!  The piece also inspired the selection of a fresh new area rug and paint color, as well as wallpaper in the adjacent breakfast room and kitchen.

I chose a fun chevron pattern to reupholster my breakfast room chairs, and unify the two spaces.  While there are still some final decisions to be made, here are a few sneak peeks of what I’ve selected so far!

In order for the art piece to serve as the focal point of the room, I chose to display it front and center on the re-designed mantle of my fireplace.  I decided to extend the mantle to support the size and weight of the sculpture, and added built-in spot lights to illuminate its beautifully colored glass! As the walls in my family room are quite high, I am also searching for a fun, decorative mirror to hang above.

Mirrors are a great way to accessorize a space, as their reflective quality adds light and expands a room.  Finishing touches for the room will include new window treatments, decorative pillows, and accessories! 

Stay tuned for future updates!  I can’t wait to share the progress with you!

A special Thank You to my daughter, Marlene, for creating such a stunning piece! 

To see more of Marlene’s work,

visit her website at: http://marlenerose.com/

– and be sure to return to our blog to see more of the design process, and of course – the final reveal!

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Marilyn Rose -Trusted and professional Hamptons and Long Island Interior Design firms NYC. She is experienced interior designer and specialized in single room, grand estate, pied-a-terres, sleek contemporary apartments and traditionally classic estates.

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