Why This Room Caught My Eye

13 May 2014 0


Here we are, back to my Tuesday series with a title I love because it is like a statement and question in one. So why did this room catch my eye? Probably because it looks so relaxed and expels a sort of quietude that I am looking for after action loaded days. Probably because it looks like a perfect place to unwind, distract your mind and let your thoughts flow freely? Might be. All of that. But here are just three immediate eye-catchers that made me linger over this room:

  • Kilim Rug: A classic for my ethnic pattern loving eye. Show me a kilim and you got my attention. I like how it functions as a visual counterpart to the more classic room style and contemporary furniture.
  • Clean Lines: The clean lines of this room are also juxtaposed by the kilim rug and lead the eye in a visually calming way. The lines of the fireplace, the settee, the book shelves, the window, the art – everything is clean and simple.
  • Rocking Chair: I sort of feel like I could go for this rocking chair right now. With my favorite book and a cushion – you got me there! Grandpa style while I am still (sort of) young!
What catches your eye in this room? By the way, this is the home of London based designer, hotelier, D.J., artist and creative director Robert McKinley.

Oh and for more interior inspiration please check out my latest posts for my Roombeez column HERE (for green inspiration), HERE (for sideboard styling) and HERE (for cushion inspiration). 

Photography by Nicole Franzen via T Magazine

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  • Reply hansensgasse 13 May 2014 at 19:50

    The rug, definitely the rug! The pattern is so traditional, but the use of the colour pink – that’s what catches my eye and makes me want to look around in this room. Although… a rocking chair… that’s inviting, too!

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 13 May 2014 at 20:29

      Good point, Alexandra! I should have stated the eye-catching colour combination orange and pink, too! Good eye!

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