Ga Zikas’ newlywed clientele requested her to convert the living region of their West Hartford apartment into a attractive, multipurpose room for entertaining, researching, and enjoyable. Presented the room’s little dimension, the structure had to be productive and eye-catching. “One of my superpowers is area preparing,” Zikas says. “When I noticed the nook, I thought: Banquette.” To produce a gathered really feel, the designer began with a 1920s Heriz rug. One particular operator has quite a few guitars, she suggests, “So I played off the idea of the traditional rugs you see scattered on the stage at a classic rock concert.”
1 The freestanding banquette with channel stitching does double duty as a dining desk and a desk. “It can be repurposed in a lobby, a breakfast area, or at the foot of a bed if they shift to a greater spot,” Zikas states.
2 A 48-inch, marble-topped table replaced a chunky wooden a person that dominated the place. “The pedestal has a pretty glow and ties to the mirrors,” Zikas claims.
3 To just take edge of the room’s only window, Zikas hung a huge mirror about the banquette. The gilded frame infuses an Previous Entire world vibe. The drum shade retains the gold-framed mild fixture feeling relaxed.
4 Velvety performance material on the sofa stands up to the couple’s two cats, although the dark blue colour adds visual bodyweight. The leather-based storage ottoman from neighborhood maker Oak & Velvet holds throws, sheet songs, and this kind of.
5 Partial to utilizing tiny-batch textiles to elevate a room, Zikas curated a mix of customized pillows then snuck one in from HomeGoods. “If you use feather-stuffed inserts, it is difficult to inform which are the pricey types,” she says.
6 The designer introduced the couple to J. Namnoun Rug Gallery in Hartford to obtain the antique rug that kicked off the experience of the house.
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