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Summary: On a recent Friday, what was to become this gorgeous room was empty space in a client’s abandoned carriage house. Over that weekend, to accommodate the client’s family members who were soon to visit, we turned the space into an inviting and charming room. | Designer: Cindy Rinfret

1. Tortoiseshell blinds give texture to a naked window.

2. This sofa has a soft shaped back. I always like tight-backed sofas because they are tailored and stylish. They can also be easily dressed up with interesting pillows.

3. chair with the texture of wood and caned sides gives this room a classic British colonial feel.

4. Pulling the sofa into the room instead of pushing it up against a wall invites the addition of a sofa table with lamps and accessories. This adds some perspective and visual interest to a long room.

5. Blue and white accessories throughout the room give this room a “collected” look.

6. I love to mix wood pieces with painted ones so that the room looks collected yet eclectic, rather than staged. This painted table, with its gilded bells and decorative painting, adds whimsy and a bit of an in-the-garden feel. It can double as a dining table.

7. Striped cotton rugs keep a room from feeling too dressed-up.

8. The cocktail table is as practical as it is serviceable, with lots of drawers for television remotes and even placemats for use on the printed breakfast table.

9. Chinoiserie accents like this porcelain figure give the room a traveled and collected feeling.

10. I love wing chairs treated in a modern way. This one is upholstered in a handblocked blue- and-white fabric with nickel-finished nailheads.

11. Bell jars work in almost any location.

12. Prints should be used according to scale—larger ones alone, smaller ones always in pairs. TME


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