May 25, 2024

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Residence style inspiration: Layering prints can make for a bold den

Often, men and women shift from the town to the suburbs for a much larger household. Not the circumstance for Kristine Mullaney’s customer, a cardiologist who downsized. “She headed to Hingham since she wanted a property for her doggy,” Mullaney suggests. Mullaney had also decorated the client’s Industrial Wharf condo — more like a town home — in which the rooms have been greater in scale. In the Hingham cottage, they took down a wall “to open up the kitchen to the drinking water, but the den is narrow and entirely enclosed,” Mullaney states. Designer and customer embraced the limited room with a dramatic, crimson-saturated plan. “We confirmed her safer shades, as well,” the designer suggests. “She selected the boldest solution.”

1 The home owner moved just months right after receiving two massive custom made sofas upholstered in a Brunschwig & Fils floral. Mullaney experienced 1 remade into a adore seat so it would fit. “She waited nine months for this cloth,” Mullaney states. “There was no way she was leaving them driving.”

2 The gestural drawing by Swiss artist Francine Simonin experienced hung in the client’s previous dining home. “Black and white performs properly below considering that the space is so colourful,” she claims.

3 Mullaney drew inspiration from the client’s purple looking through eyeglasses in picking the crimson-colored, crocodile-embossed wallpaper by Schumacher. Johnson Paint matched the shade just for the woodwork. “Using a person colour tends to make the room seamless and sharp,” Mullaney claims. “Multiple shades would have jogged the eye.”

4 Velvet chevron pillows modernize the oversize botanical print. “The pattern is marginally unexpected,” Mullaney says.

5 A vivid abstract oil portray by Seth B. Minkin ties to the colours in the couch and adds a present-day flair.

6 Mullaney reupholstered an Italian mid-century modern day chair she scored at the Brimfield antiques display in a classic zebra print cloth by Clarence Property. “It’s intended to glance like a random come across that she threw into the room.”


Marni Elyse Katz is a frequent contributor to the Globe Journal. Deliver comments to [email protected].