The Great Room
With its 20 ft+ ceilings, the great room is the main character of our home! The three oval windows let in so much beautiful afternoon sun without being too blinding. While this house certainly has a majestic feel to it, I long for smaller rooms and cozier spaces. Most people would disagree, I know. But I’ve never been the biggest fan of huge open living spaces.
As an Interior Decorator, I know that with an open mind, anything is possible. When I am helping my clients decorate a space, the most important aspect is creating a space that tailors to their lifestyle. That is exactly what I did in the great room area of my home. Most homes built in this style use the great room space as a sitting room that they will never use, a home bar or some people even keep beautiful baby grand pianos in the great room area due to the amazing acoustics.
I’m a little more low key than that and functionality was very important to me when decorating this space. I envisioned this as a space that I could go to read cookbooks, watch old movies and enjoy afternoon tea. I jokingly call this space my “Nan Cave” as it’s a place I could go to enjoy all the things that I truly love. Because I boxed in the sofa by placing a console table behind it, it helped me to define this incredibly open space as it’s own room.
For me this was an obvious solution as I wanted to define the open space as it’s own room. The view outside the window is just a cinderblock wall and with the oval windows letting in so much light, it was a compromise much worth making. I truly love what I’ve created in this space–the color palette is a mix of taupe greys, soft blues & touches of blue and white pottery which helps enhance it’s relaxing ambience.