Wednesday, June 13, 2012

One Settee Two Ways

I recently came across this settee and was struck by it's clean shape and fabulous pattern. It got me thinking -- where would I put such a bold piece in a home? Two places came to mind: an entryway and in a girls bedroom.

In the entryway, the settee would be the main event, contrasted against green/gray walls and accented with some natural materials like that woven basket (perfect for magazines or to use as a basket to transport items upstairs). The coat rack has some exposed wood that relates to the basket but the gray lacquered base keeps the look clean and modern. The bone inlay mirror adds lightness and a subtle sheen, bringing out the creamy color in the settee's ikat fabric.

Using the settee in a girls bedroom, though, would be completely different. Here it would still make a statement but it wouldn't be as look-at-me since shades of pink would be used throughout the room. The walls would be a soft gray. The bed would be made with pink polka dot sheets and a crisp white duvet with a thin throw in bright orange draping over the duvet. A vibrant, colorful pillow would be tossed on the bed along with this sweet cloud pillow. I picture the settee sitting at the foot of a full-size bed but it could work anywhere in the room. Did you notice the repetition of form between the circle shapes on the sheets, the table and the cloud pillow's cheeks? A small detail but one that I think would make the room all the more cohesive.

What do you think? If you like the settee but aren't as keen on the pink, it's also available in a graphite/yellow ikat or in a simple sandstone color. But color aside, where would you put this piece? In an entryway or in a bedroom? Or do you have another idea? We'd love to hear from you. Please share!


Henley Armless Settee from Grandin Road.

Blu Dot's Splash Coat Rack
Sherwin Williams SW 6207 Retreat
Crate & Barrel's Pramana Magazine Basket
Serena & Lily's Cyprus Bone Inlay Mirror

Land of Nod's Pink Dots Sheet Set
World Market's Porter Round End Table
Land of Nod's Ribbon Throw Pillow
Land of Nod's Head in the Clouds Pillow

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