Indianapolis-Area Idea Home 2007
Uniting different areas in a home for a smooth look is challenging. Color provides one solution; we used a combination of the neutral shades of brown and ivory. The contrast between their dark and light hues is quite striking, no matter which color we made dominant in a particular room. Whether the room was casual or formal, the use of these two hues created visual flow between them.
When a color scheme is confined, texture and pattern offer interesting simplicity. The dining room sports an assortment of subdued patterns and textures in a striped cotton rug; leather seat cushions; houndstooth pillows; diamond-embroidered, tone-on-tone drapes; and floral upholstery. Simple ivory pottery pieces provide the only accents needed. Deep wood tones flatter a serving sideboard and round table, which encourages group conversation.