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Love it or Leave it| Sofa at the Foot of the Bed

  |  in arrangements, Beautiful Habitat, bedroom, furniture, Love it or Leave It, Master Suite, seating, TrendsNo Comments

The bench at the foot of the bed – it’s a staple in bedroom design, particularly in master bedrooms. It’s the perfect spot to put on your shoes, decorative bedcovers can be folded down onto the bench, it helps to fill the space in larger rooms. I’ve even been known to add a bench in rooms designed by Beautiful Habitat.

Custom Bedding Design by Tennille Wood, Denver CO

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Lately I’m seeing the bench replaced by sofas, settees and chairs – furniture pieces with backs.

Master Bedroom Design Ideas

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And then I started to see sofas morph into full seating areas such a this room below.

Luxury Interior Design Colorado

via Mrs. Howard Personal Shopper

What do you think of this trend? Love it – it’s an out of the box use of the space; it creates more function; it uses the space better? Or leave it – it closes off the room too much; it distracts from the bed; I’m not holding board meetings in my bedroom? What are your thoughts of sofas (or other furniture with backs) and seating areas at the foot of the bed?

Interior Decoratorin  Denver

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Interior Designer Boulder, CO

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Bedroom seating area

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Bold Interior Design Denver, CO

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Interior Decorator Colorado

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Interior Designer Tips

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Custom Interior Design In Colorado

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Small Space Design Tips

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Seven Myths of Home Decor: Busted

  |  in Antiques, Ask the Designer, Ceiling, color, DIY, furniture, repurpose, Small Spaces, Tips, VintageNo Comments

I recently came across this info-graphic, busting seven myths of home decor. It’s a fun way to explore these myths. I agree with the breaking of each of these rules. In particular, I’m a big fan of busting Myth 7 (adding color to your ceiling). Or find tips on busting Myth 1 (mixing patterns)

Yorkshire Linen was kind enough to grant me permission to repost this infographic on the Beautiful Habitat blog for a fun Friday post. Enjoy and Happy Friday!

Interior Design Myths

 

Design Inspiration | Future of the Home Library

  |  in Books, furniture, Home Office, Library, lighting, Traditional, Work SpaceNo Comments

I’m working on a Home Library design in a beautiful, traditional home in Denver. Few homes have these beautiful, inviting, bonus rooms, and I fear that even fewer will in the future. Libraries, public and private, really are a treasure. I was recently in New York and had a chance to admire the public library building. How could I be anything but inspired by this beautiful architecture and detail? The woodwork, the windows, the chandeliers… all adding elegance to a highly functional space.

Interior Design Inspiration from World Travels

What is the future of our printed word? E-books have outsold printed books since 2010 and the margin grows each year. Will our printed books really go away? I think not. Most people still prefer the touch and experience of reading a real book.

What is the future of our libraries, public and private? Whether your library is a proper separate room, or a bookshelf in your office, bedroom, or living room, most homes do have a library. Those shelves tell a brief story of who we are, our hobbies or interests. In some cases our books are artwork, or nostalgia. What is the future of these cozy spaces once designed to house our reading treasures?

Design Inspiration

What do you envision when you hear the term “library”? I envision warm enveloping chairs and a cozy environment. The kind of place you really want to curl up and read. Good lighting is essential. Some might prefer a table or work area. And some may require a place to put your feet up.

Following are beautiful Library Spaces that are inspiring me today.

Interior Decorator Boulder CO

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Inspiring Interior Design Beautiful Rooms

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Elegant Interior Design Denver
Bold Interior Designer Colorado
Interior Designer Boulder
Libraries are so often traditional in design, decor and feel. The space below is a fabulous library of bold and modern design.
Modern Interior Designer Colorado
Do you have a library or reading nook in your home? What are the essential elements to you? Share with us here, or on Facebook.
For even more library inspiration, check out my board on Pinterest: Beautiful Habitats – Library & Workspace, or my Libraries Ideabook on Houzz.