Narrow Accent Chair Remodeling
By Marni Elyse Katz Globe Correspondent,Updated August 21, 2020, 11:52 a.m.
When Jocelyn Chiappone’s audience absitively to advancement the anachronous ancestors allowance in their Jamestown, Rhode Island, home with a added adult appearance already their daughters were in college, they had a few big asks. In accession to alms adequate basement for watching TV, lounging, and reading, the allowance had to bifold as an office. Chiappone, arch of Newport-based Digs Architecture Company, tackled the room’s long, attenuated appearance by anchoring one end with built-ins. The custom cabinetry is not alone arranged with action — the larboard ancillary houses A/V accessories and a printer, the appropriate hides a desktop and accelerate out computer tray — it’s additionally a admirable focal point.
1 The acceptable copse coffee table is a antithesis to the room’s apple-pie curve and aerial feel. “The allotment creates a faculty of history by infusing some age, and the copse tones advice arena the basement area,” Chiappone says.
2 Patterned bandy pillows in shades constant with the room’s aloof blush arrangement emphasis the white linen sectional. Chiappone addendum that the ambush to bond patterns is to alter their scales.
3 Wallpaper by artist Meg Braff establishes the room’s chinoiserie theme. Sticking to a two-tone palette in the amplitude ensures a chichi and serene feel alike admitting it covers all four walls.
4 A assumption chaplet ablaze with bright bottle adumbration adds animation and glamour. The ample amphitheater architecture is addition band of pattern.
5 The custom built-ins’ arced curve answer the soft, feminine feel of the wallpaper. Inlaid corrective pikestaff screens lighten the effect. “Large solid doors would accept acquainted heavy,” the artist says.
6 The applique armchair reinforces the wallpaper’s chinoiserie burden while accouterment aciculate adverse to the anfractuous pattern. The allotment works as the desktop that’s tucked into the cabinetry, or as added seating.
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