2010 Huntsville Museum of Art Women's Guil Decorator Showhouse
Thursday/April/2010 01:30 PM
Richard Cable Interiors was proud to be asked to design the media room in the 2010 Women's Guild of the Huntsville Museum of Art's Decorator Showhouse.
We had a wonderful time creating a vibrant and bright yet warm and cozy space in this incredible Historic Victorian Home. The Media Room is the central gathering space in the more intimate upstairs private family space of the home. The elevator and both the front and back corridors all lead to this large bright room with 12 foot ceilings. 'Bright' being a blessing for a family room and most often a curse in a 'media room'. The Solution? Remote controlled floor to ceiling and wall to wall draperies that are both lined and interlined for room darkening.
We definitely had the most modern, eclectic, and the "Greenest/Environmentally Friendly" design of any room decorated for the home. Contemporary hand tufted wool rugs, A wool sectional with soy based cushions and reforested hardwood frame, and draperies and pillows woven from spun bamboo fabrics and silks designed by Clodagh for Duralee Fabrics. My drapery workroom, The Pepper Patch, did a wonderful job working with these renewable resource fabrics and installing the complex remote controlled drapery rods.
Just as an example how difficult the life of a Designer can be sometime, the original design called for a brown sectional and a different chair and rug which did not arrive in time for the show. I believe that this was a happy "accident" as the grey wool sectional, brighter rug, and the leaf pattern chair all pulled together at the last minute to help create a more vibrant and exciting room.
A big thank you to Yoga-Gal for the mention in her Blog and for saying she liked our room the best!
The original concept for the room