Picking things that are going to appeal to a large audience isn’t as easy as just having the appropriate budget to spend. The inhabitants, and even casual users, will tell you exactly what they want in the design – even if there time there is going to be brief. Herein lies the challenge. You will never please everyone with your design choices.
Left: Oly Studio – Flowerfall Chandelier $3,000. Right Top: Parsons Table – West Elm $400. Right Bottom: Pappelina Rug SVEA, Grey.
Offering options in these trying times is likely to be your safest – albeit not the purest route to achieving your overall aesthetic. I am going to tackle it room by room as I have already encounter much opposition along the way.
Left: Ro Sham Beaux Chandelier Malibu 18 $1998. Right Top: Ballard Designs . Tatum Trestle Table $1099. Right Bottom: Ballard Design . Braided Jute . $449.
The bedrooms are easier because people feel ownership or none at all – those you can work with a single end-user to determine the design. Public rooms require a good deal more diplomacy, and in the busy season, I feel a little less diplomatic than this situation might call for – still – I soldier on, because in the end the input from those that will enjoy the space matters a lot.
Left Top: Pottery Barn . Francesca Beaded Chandelier, Grey Left Bottom: Knoll Saarinen oval table – Inmod $899. Right: Turkish Oushak – Nazmiyal Collection $62,000.
I have devised three rough plans for the living room, center around the chandelier, carpet and table. Which would you choose for a Cape Cod, year round home?