When a repeat client contacted Stephanie James of Allen & James Interiors seeking a comfortable gathering room where they could entertain guests, Stephanie eagerly began conceptualizing her plan. She knew that she needed to select large-scale furnishings to accommodate a long, spacious room with high ceilings, but wanted to create an intimate space where the homeowners could also curl up and relax.
Stephanie took her clients to the High Point Furniture Market to see the newest introductions by Huntington House – a line that they truly enjoy and already have in their home. The sofa they selected was 45″ deep with a serpentine shape that would provide the perfect depth and weight for the room, while seating several people comfortably. They also wanted a cozy chair for watching television, so Stephanie recommended deep swivel chairs upholstered in a mohair fabric with leather trim for a more sophisticated look.
The tables selected for the gathering room have an English pub feel with dark chocolate tones that provide richness and warmth. The Peshwar rug from Afghanistan anchors the room and provides the acquired look of collectiveness that Stephanie’s clients wanted for this space.
A beautiful sunflower painting was an existing piece that the homeowners wanted to incorporate into the room, and it now hangs over an elegant John Richard sideboard. Stephanie helped to select additional artwork, finding the perfect piece for above the sofa that gives the room a slightly edgy, European feel. John Richard lamps and benches from Emerson et Cie complement the design. Window treatments designed by Allen & James Interiors finish the space, incorporating remote controlled shades for easy access from any location.
In the dining room, the homeowners wanted to keep their burgundy walls, so Stephanie selected timeless dining furniture from Lorts upholstered in neutral fabrics to complement the wall color, and added John Richard accessories.
Despite their love of European influences, the homeowners wanted a more spa-like feel in the bedroom with soft, timeless colors that would be classical but with a modern flare. The chandelier they selected brings a wonderful sense of glamour to the space that makes it feel even more special.
Stephanie had a fantastic time working with these clients and is proud to say that she could once again provide Service with Style.
Patti and Stephanie, co-founders of Allen and James Designs, are committed to inspire and influence unique spaces for home, work, play and relaxation. With over 25 years of experience and a dedication to client relationships, their infusion of international inspiration with style, color, texture and vision make Patti and Stephanie a creative duo capable of exceeding the expectations of any client’s design project. By forming over 400 connections with key manufactures such as Henredon, Century, Lillian August, Dovetail, Maitland Smith and Huntington House, Allen and James Designs can provide a broad range of options that virtually meet any need a client has to create their dream home.
Clients of Allen and James Designs are encouraged to step outside the box and use fresh colors, unique textures, and statement furniture pieces that best fit their personality, comfort, and style.
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To contact Patti, call 336.822.3000 ext. 2788, 336.886.3333 or email [email protected].
To contact Stephanie, call 336.822.3000 ext. 2472, 336.886.3333 or email [email protected].