"Small doses of color within a large space with large, neutral furniture gives pop to a space and adds energy to the composition."
Ann Marie Baum, Cherry Modern Design
The owners of a mid-century house with a large, open floor plan wanted better lighting and more seating for entertaining without taking away from any of the expansive views the floor-to-ceiling windows offered. The couple also wanted to introduce color into the approximately 600 square foot space to replace the existing muted tones.
To provide more seating, we proposed ottomans that could do double duty as seating when entertaining and be used as a coffee table at other times. When not being used, two smaller ottomans can be pushed to the side without interfering with the view, while the main ottoman in front of the sofa anchors the space. Custom upholstery by Maharam adds a pop of vibrant red to the larger ottoman, while the smaller ottomans are covered in chartreuse fabric. Small, cantilevered side tables can be moved easily and add flexibility to accommodate an evening of entertaining friends or a weeknight of watching television.
We chose the iconic Arco lamp by Flos to supplement the room’s existing track lighting. By itself, the Arco floor lamp is a piece of art and even has a permanent place in the Museum of Modern Art. Additional furnishings, a shelving unit by Moooi called Oblique and a credenza by Room & Board, are used to showcase the client’s art collection.
In the adjacent dining space, we replaced a traditional rug that didn’t flow with the modern design aesthetic of the room with two overlapping cowhides that offered an affordable and contemporary solution.
Green Ottomans: Avec
Side Tables: Rubik by Design within Reach
Credenza: Room & Board
White Shelving Unit: Moooi Oblique
Floor Lamp: Flos Arco