A Luxe Den

Today’s dream scheme is a potential design for a client’s den. Dens are typically the go-to spot in a home to relax and unwind but can sometimes become an afterthought in the design process.  We wanted this den to be really special and just as stylish and chic as all of the rest of the rooms in the house. Our starting point was the amazing Mikado Blue fabric by Claremont (below, far left) and from there everything else fell into place. Using a graphic, multi-color patterned fabric like Mikado Blue is an “easy” way to begin a room for the simple reason that it sets the color scheme right away (tints and shades of blue, green, and chocolate brown) and takes some of the guess work out of choosing coordinating fabrics. IMG_1756

Claremont, Mikado Blue: In this scheme, the Mikado Blue will make amazing drapery panels. Our clients are sometimes cautious to go with bold, statement-making prints on windows until we explain that because the fabric is pleated, the entire repeat is never actually seen. What ends up coming across is the beautiful mix of color of the fabric and less of the actual print.

Schumacher, Sophia Velvet in Midnight: This fabric would be the upholstery for a serpentine-style sofa.

Jasper by Michael S Smith, Japanese Stencil in Blue (floral above, right): This fabric is 100% silk and the epitome of luxe. We love how the floral motif plays off the chinoiserie pattern. Great for a pair of pillows on the sofa.

Peter Fasano, Kalahari in Malt (small dots): This small, more graphic print will work really nicely as a pillow in contrast to the Jasper floral pattern.

Peter Fasano, Delta Linen in Nutmeg: This will be the upholstery for clean-lined lounge chair. Peter Fasano’s Delta Linen is one of our favorite upholstery weight fabrics for its rich color ways and durability. 

Studio Four, Mubai Rug in Cappuccino: This geometric patterned rug adds a necessary contrast (and takes the serious factor of the Mikado Blue down) without overpowering the room.

Are you working on any fabric schemes of your own? We’d love to see them!

  • Annette

    That Mikado Blue fabric is captivating. I love the idea of using imaginative fabrics that tell a story and transport you to another place and time for rooms that are used for reading. Brilliant. The entire combination has me drooling.

  • Matt L.

    Beautiful palette. Help! I need to know what is the unidentified brown/white fabric in the center of the photo? Thanks

  • Lauren

    Hi Matt,

    That fabric is Peter Fasano Kalahari in malt.

  • Anne Campbell

    Hello, can you please identify the geometric/honeycomb fabric in the center. It looks interesting and yet sturdy. Great combination for a luxe den.