Why This Room Caught My Eye

8 July 2014 0


I tell you one thing: When you catch a cold in the middle of summer while it’s hot outside and you are knocked down on your sofa with terrible throat ache, you end up doing various unusual things: you drink liters of hot tea with honey, you finish the entire season of True Detectives and you long for the outside world, for the nature, for the life out there. Probably it was that reason that made me stop when I saw the picture of this living room – I was struck by the abundance of details yet I was surprised how calm and balanced it looked due to the focused colour scheme. And I knew instantly – this has to go into my ‘Why This Room Caught My Eye’ blog series. So here are the main three reasons:

  • Horse Art: Lately I have spotted quite a few great, large scale art photographies with horse motives. Unlike any other animal the horse seems to incorporate the wild beauty of our nature, the impulse for freedom, the ongoing strength, the utter elegance. Framed and hung on the wall it also enlightens a room – best example seen above. P.S. You can buy the art print on the photographer’s website HERE.
  • Tulip Table: For me, the Tulip Table is emblematic for Finnish design. Eero Saarinen designed the Tulip Table in the mid 50s and introduced it for the first time in 1958. Ever since it has become an iconic furniture piece in the homes of design aficionados. 
  • Earthy Hues: The colours scheme in this room seems to have drawn inspiration from the horse art. Inspired by the nature, the wild beauty of the prairie, it exemplifies the power of a colour focus – earthy hues in various shades of brown, grey, beige and white create visual consistency – even in a room full with details like in this case.
What do you think of this room? Could you imagine yourself in there?

Photography by Kara Rosenlund via Design Sponge

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  • Reply KATJA/ NEOVIA HOUSE 8 July 2014 at 09:52

    I definitely like the earth hues, and the interesting combination of rustic and wildlife details with sleek tulip table. This once again prooves how effectful contrasting items can be

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 8 July 2014 at 15:26

      Great point, Katja. The contrasting is yet another strong aspect here!

  • Reply Yasmin Chopin Interior Design 8 July 2014 at 21:29

    I agree with you Igor, this is a nice friendly room. (I hope you are fully recovered from your Summer cold.) This room would be nothing without the cushions; they play a really important role as upholstery.

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