Southwest inspired dining room by Ambiance Interior Design

This home was updated for a couple who, on their travels, admired the colors and textures of the Southwest and wanted to interject a little of that feel into their home.  Dated green faux marble flooring was removed from all the public rooms and replaced with a lighter and brighter tile throughout with some accents in the entry and kitchen.  

  • Red grasscloth in the dining room creates a warm and inviting atmosphere for family dinners.  
  • A problem with strong sunlight at noon through the arched window was solved with a three layer treatment.  Shutters on just the lower part of the window were covered with a layer of sheers to maintain visibility of the arched shape of the window.  The third layer of brightly colored silk draperies highlight the wallcovering.  
  • The same drapery fabric was used in the nearby small sitting room except with a neutral green grasscloth in that room.
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  • A small sectional sofa maximizes the space there while a beloved photograph unifies the color scheme of the home.  
  • Kitchen cabinets were refinished and new granite countertops and Mexican tile backsplash were added.  
  • A tile accent surrounds the kitchen island.  
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  • Wood floors topped with a Navajo rug interrupt the tile in the master bedroom to add warmth.
  • Grass shades and drapery panels highlight the view of the deer that roam the couples property while they relax in comfortable armchairs.
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The master bath was warmed by the use of brightly colored Mexican tile.