In all honesty, my living room isn’t my favorite room in the house—not even close. It needs a bit of revamping. But after seeing this cozy space designed by Meredith Rodday, I’m reminded of the importance of a gathering space for the family—and, how form and function can come together so beautifully! Meredith is walking us through her design process and some of the selections today, with lovely images from Jessica Delaney. Let’s dive in!
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From Meredith Rodday Design… The #countrycornersproject was one of my favorites to date. My clients, a family of five plus three pets (!), wanted a fresh and comfortable space to be able to cozy up and hang out in. Luckily for me they also love the color blue and that was where we drew the inspiration for the gorgeous drapery. Since we knew we wanted to go bold on the drapery, I chose neutrals for most of the furniture pieces and rugs—but neutral doesn’t mean boring! A variety of textures and layers bring life to this home.
One requirement was a very soft rug so I made sure to find a great shag with a moroccan-inspired pattern. In order to ground all of the furniture we needed an odd size rug so I layered a custom sisal rug underneath of the shag. It’s a great trick to use a rug you love without having to worry about it being the perfect size.
We almost did two chairs in place of the leather sofa but we realized that wouldn’t allow for as much snuggling. The leather added some warmth and pairs well with the drapery.
With so much pattern and texture we needed the artwork to be calm. The husband is a sailor so a water element was a must. This black and white photo by Lauren Marttila Photography was the perfect piece to balance out the room.
We searched high and low for drapery fabric but kept coming back to the same one by Susan Connor NY. It was definitely a splurge but I’m so glad they decided to go for it! As soon as it was installed the whole room clicked and came alive.