In a recent project at Marabou Ranch, the Rumor team took a design-driven approach to space planning, creating an experience within each furniture arrangement. Lead designer and partner at Rumor Design + reDesign, Valerie Stafford, shares four design tips that might surprise you.
Design Tip #1:
Use an appropriate sized area rug, positioned partially underneath the furniture to create a defined space that isn’t anchored by the rug alone.
Design Tip #2:
Instead of the expected coffee table, try an ottoman with a sofa tray table for a cozier feel with function.
Design Tip #3:
Select statement lighting using larger fixtures to bring the ceilings and focal point to the center of the room, which detracts from a cavernous feel.
Design Tip #4:
A chair-and-a-half with a modern silhouette, color and textured upholstery will fill the space without feeling bulky and too traditional. A singular accent lumbar pillow compliments these furniture pieces by keeping the overall look and feel minimalist, even in a grand setting.
Photography by David Patterson | Rumor Design Project: Marabou Ranch