An Eclectic Room

I’ve had this image saved in my files for a number of years. It was designed by Shaun Jackson and appeared in October 2007 issue of Elle Decor. I find the room quite dramatic.

via Elle Decor

I love the mix of period decor, the dramatic artwork and windows, the perfect balance, as well as the seating arrangement. I always feel it’s important to lay out the seating so the room can be used for a number of guests.

I could imagine the homeowner sitting on the chair near the window having a telephone conversation, or reading. Perhaps when there’s two people in the room, having a quiet conversation, they would sit in the single chairs in front of the fireplace. Or those times when there’s a number of guests the room would be full of laughter and chatter.

The large mirror above the mantle bounces around the light coming in from the windows, as does the glass topped coffee table. There’s the stunning pendant light featuring in the middle of the room and a couple of lamps for ambient lighting as well.

This room seems to tick all the boxes. What about you? Does it appeal to you?

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