Monday, 20 April 2009

Interchangeable Design



I think this Peter Dunham room above is divine. I love the wall colour. I love the mismatched artwork on the walls. I love the coffee table. I love the sisal rug which I feel grounds the room beautifully and I love the fresh pink Peonies placed on the coffee table.

It looks like Peter may have done a little redecorating when you compare the above photos of his room to the below photos.

Designers are always tempted by the most beautiful new ranges of fabrics and wallpapers. I know myself when I see a fabric in a new collection I can't live without I have a few cushions made in it for my sofa at home. I suppose for me, that's the wonderful thing about having a white sofa as it is so interchangeable.

Which way do you prefer Peter's room? The first way as above or the second way as below?





22 comments:

Cote de Texas said...

it's funny but I like elements of both - I like the furniture in the new pictures better but I adore the last picture! and i prefer the old art work over the new!!! so go figure. I need both rooms put together. love him though- he is fabulous!
Joni

Lee said...

Both beautiful rooms, but I think I prefer the blue soft furnishings in the second. It's amazing how such a small change can make such a difference.

columnist said...

The new one!

MT said...

Oh they're both beautiful! The second one is the winner for me though... the old maps and the splash of red won me over!

Sharnel said...

Second one for sure! Just move the peonies from the first lot though.

Amanda said...

Interesting.. I love a mix of both, but immediately my eye wandered to the old layout over the new. His work is fab!

Katrina Chambers said...

They both lovely, but I am leaning towards the first one. Feels a little softer to me.

Anna Spiro said...

Amanda & Katrina - I with you! I love the room the first time around. However, I do still love elements of the room the second time around too like Joni does.

x
Anna

Julia said...

The first one looks much more interesting to me.

Jack O'Sullivan said...

I love the way that this came together. It is gorgeous!

Jack O'Sullivan

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Georgia B. said...

they are both so similar, but i have pick the first.

but i'd take them both!
:)

Sarthak said...

I'd prefer the second, though both are great in a certain way, maybe the second one gives me more of a feeling of being at home...that cozy feeling of being relaxed

Jessica said...

Oh I Love them both. If I had to choose one or the other... I would have to say that I am drawn more to the top version. Oh so pretty.

Love your blog.

Jenny M said...

I am an artist and an antique art collector, so I have tons of different types of random art hanging around the house. I wanted to do a wall display similar to this one- is there a special trick to making it look great?

Alya said...

I like the first one. The second one is also nice, but the first one is more serene and has pretty pops of pink and cream here and there.

Claudia said...

I think I prefer the second one, makes me feel more comfortable.
Saludos,

VictoriaArt said...

I like the first room, but I love the second! It is a bit off, not so perfect, the colors are so great and bohemian...just to plunk down with a book!
Victoria

Acorn Dandelion and Rose said...

Oh the old one! That sofa is begging for someone to curl up with a good cup of tea and book and I prefer the wall color with the velvet on the sofa - both are fantastic though. I do love the chair fabric in the 3rd pic.

So Haute said...

Love love love peter dunham! The first is my favorite. It's more sophisticated and I like the subtle colors and softer textures. Great post!

Betsy Head, Affordable Interior Design said...

Loving the cluster walls! So many options, so many frames! Endless affordable options.

Betsy

Style Court said...

Anna -- kindred spirits :) I am so inspired by these. One is my screen saver!

C&Smac said...

Hands down the first. Much more elegance in my eye. Thanks for such a beautiful blog!