Decorating a Room with a View
May 24, 2016
If you’re lucky enough to have a room with a view, you want the scenery to take center stage – not the furniture. Here’s some inspiration for highlighting an outside focal point:
Our client’s Kiawah River home has amazing marsh and river views – there’s no way you want to detract from these incredible vistas. We kept furnishings neutral and on a small scale so your eye travels right through the room to the trees, water and marsh grass outside. Even the horizontal stripes in the rug act as a visual runway. Any time you can pull in pops of color that accent the natural view outside it will help unify the whole picture.
This luxurious home on Isle of Palms has sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean from nearly every window. Talk about a room with a view! We dispensed with window coverings wherever we could so the scenery would always be part of the interior story. Though the master bedroom didn’t necessarily need curtains for privacy, we added a curtain that can be used on full moon nights, or sleep-in Sunday mornings.
This home on Royal Beach has lush views of a stunning golf course. We kept the furniture minimal and gave it plenty of room to breathe. Floors, walls, windows and accessories are minimal, allowing Mother Nature to provide the real art.
This downtown condo has magnificent views of the historic Charleston harbor. A small conversation area placed right in front of the unadorned windows is exactly where you want to be for sunrise, sunset – and spirited Wednesday night sailboat races.