Elegant Contemporary Living & Family Room by Jo Ann Alston, CID, Allied ASID
Modern elegance with a dash of Asian influence. This home in Warren NJ lacked architectural interest and texture. Laying the ground work for the room is a line nrug with a linear pattern, and a handpainted glaze on the walls. The sleekness of the design of the sofa and red leather coffeetable works well in this relatively narrow room. Ms. Alston punctuated the space by adding the very dark wood and warmed the environment by adding the beautiful Jim Thompson silk fabric on the club chairs. The over draperies are linen to add an air of formal casualness and the operable shades behind the draperies add a further note of texture and practicality as they block out the sun.