Modern Oasis in the 'Burbs
Global warming is evident all over the world, and it is occurring through our volatile weather patterns that are impacting the seasons. Here in the Southeast of the United States, unseasonable warmth has persisted for longer than normal and as a result we are having an extended fall season through the wintertime season. While no snow has been in view from the Appalachian mountain trail to the seas, we are basking in the warmth of the Holidays and taking to the outside environments for comfort, solace, and joy!!
And not surprising is the new issue of Seasonal Living's Winter edition entitled "Comfort and Joy". It is what we all long for these days. After long months endured for many through illness and hardships in these unprecedented times, mankind has been on a mission to create more peace in their surroundings, more happiness in their lives, and share more love with all creatures big and small.
I am part of this crusade as well, and for this reason I entered into a Design Challenge hosted by Seasonal Living and the Edesign Tribe this Fall, to create a residential space that would highlight "Wellness & Comfort" in the home. I would be judged on how creatively I showcase indoor/outdoor styles of transitional and modern, clean lined architecture and display a seamless divide between both spaces.
This current theme is close to my heartstrings as an "Earth-Friendly" Designer, as I have been on my own personal mission to live more eco-consciously and sustainably as I walk upon this Earth. As a Native American from the first nations, it is my responsibility as well--
So how exactly do I go about achieving this synergy? Take a "Virtual" journey with me as I refresh and transition my own suburban abode into a modern holistic retreat!
My Virtual Show-house
Entry into my home brings one into a light filled space that right away opens up into the 'Great Room'. I purposely painted all the walls in my home a clean white canvas, actually, Sherwin William's 'Pure White' and complimented with more muted colors throughout. This creates a serene environment that quiets the mind and brings peace to the soul. I curated the furnishings in this room with several pieces from the collections of Seasonal Living outdoor/indoor furnishings and decor lines. While I was able to reupholster my current sectional with a more earth-friendly weave fabric, I compliment it with a very unique coffee table, the Alchemist, from Seasonal Living's Ingot Collection. The pair fits together like a glove and hammer aged bullion tops aged and smooth Inca cacao sides. The colors and patinas create a true one-of-a-kind artisan piece in the home. The Inca collection is carried out through to the outside decks as well. Cozy up by the flame with the Aztec fire pedestal and Byzantine table that use the trademarked Super.Bio.Fuel. They are simply wonderful