A neglected area directly off the entry and living room of a 100-year-old Georgian style brick house was given a new lease on life with color, pattern, and texture. With only 70 square feet to work with, the small-scale space was transformed into a cozy reading room using antiques from the client’s collection with the addition of wallpaper, leather chairs and lighting.
The Fern Room, fondly named by the client, has plenty of natural daylight streaming in through the windows which are southeast facing. It is the perfect spot to sit with a morning cup of coffee while reading the paper.
A complimentary color scheme of green and red paired with the highly patterned wallpaper from Nina Campbell bring unity and variety into the space. The smooth texture of the leather
chairs is well balanced with the visual texture of the wallpaper. Warm toned mahogany furniture with carved detailing and traditional touches is repeated throughout the room. The
chandelier found in a local antique shop and the floor lamp from Visual Comfort provide illumination for those quiet evenings of reading and sipping wine.
A wool area rug anchors the space with its rich blend of red and burgundy colors. Not only do the colors complement each other, the rug’s small-scale pattern is a perfect balance to the large-scale wallpaper pattern.
The room has beautiful crown and base molding, traditional style, antiques, lots of natural light. Wallpaper on walls is highly patterned but in a very subtle manner with soft white and gray, to blend with the moldings. Ceiling is highlighted with shimmery green and gold cork paper as a background for the antique Empire-style crystal and brass light fixture.