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I can officially add match-making to my resume! It is not often that I attempt to bring two people together but on this rare occasion it came to me suddenly in a meeting with contractors. I was listening to the kitchen guy and the granite guy talk details of their work to the homeowner and suddenly I was tuned out because another signal was coming in and the volume was loud. Like inspiration dropping from the sky, the thought formed that “she” needs to meet “him”, they have so much in common! I could not wait for the meeting to end so I could reveal the good news to the homeowner, that not only would she be getting a new kitchen but she would be getting a date. It is my hope that they get along like white cabinets and Carrera marble sharing a great companionship that will stand the test of time. When you think about it, designing a space is really about finding good relationships between inanimate objects. Let’s take a peek into a space reflecting the great relationships between form, function, color and style somewhere just beyond the heart of The Villages.
• Color Conversationwith-a-bit-more
In this space greens and blues converge to create a great visual combination!
The wall color is the most neutral of green based blues creating a calming sensation. The area rug has deeper teal with more green than blue, and the window treatments have a lime-ish green with accents of teal blue; while the art tempts the eye to linger with the deepest almost royal blue as the backdrop to the sun.
• White wood cornices
I love white wood cornices because they create architecture in form and in function they serve to finish the window but not lock the homeowner into one look for the rest of their lives. Once the side panels are added underneath the cornice, the fabric can reflect the personality of the homeowner. I think this soft almost abstract print looks amazing! When the windows are open the green in the print looks like an extension of the view. Functionally, the side panels work hard absorbing sound in the space as well.
• Seating pieces
The large white leather sectional provides lots of seating in the space while the Harry Bertoia Bird Chair in deep teal, is a nod to the great masters of Mid Century modern design. The chair is a piece of art and comfortable too!
• Art
The art is by the official fine arts photographer of Florida, Alan Maltz. The colors complement the space so perfect. With the palm trees in black at the forefront of the picture, the viewer is drawn in by a three dimensional feeling. All eyes move to the center sunset melting into the thin line of deep teal water. The homeowner can sit on the sofa and see a fabulous sunset every night!
• The Rug
The rug is a custom rug and a piece of art! The homeowner was able to choose which colors she wanted to highlight. The greenish teal moves like waves through the rug depositing just enough color and contrast to have a visual relationship with everything in the space. Functionally, the rug absorbs sound as well.
• Coffee tables and side tables
The side tables and coffee tables are glass tops and do not weigh the space down visually. The silvery steel legs of the tables and the glass tops also represent a common combination in midcentury modern design.
• Parlor palm
The palm tree helps to bring the outdoor space inside and soften the corner of the very large room.
• TV console
The black TV console doubles as a modern fireplace and the flame burns through glass crystals. The TV was attached to the wall so that it looks finished and all the wires are hidden. Nothing is needed above the TV because the art is the focal point.
• Lamps
The lamp is blown glass. I love glass lamps because each one is a little different and unique. Very much like art!

P.S. –Attention, club presidents! I give free decorating programs! It is lots of fun and very informative. Call and schedule your club today or call Ruth your full service decorator at 352-804-2056

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