These photos show a home where the transition from room to room is critically important. With French doors set to allow visitors to see four rooms at once, the challenge is to balance variety between the rooms with enough consistency that you know that it’s the same home with the same design aesthetic. Let’s see what this homeowner did to address this.
First, the homeowner chose mid-tone wood flooring for the entire first floor living area. This eliminates the threshold impact as you move from room to room and creates a cohesive design approach. The next step was adding a number of Oriental rugs. For each red is the primary color, but the amount of red, the size of each rug and the designs vary throughout the rooms. This balance of different and yet the same keeps the décor interesting.
Another choice was to alternate light and dark walls from room to room. The dining room shown in the second photo is a rich red. The entryway is painted white, contrasting with the dark wood paneling in the living room. On the other side of that room, the warm cream tones of the sunroom continue the contrasting design approach.
Finally, furniture and accessories grab colors and bring them across this selection of rooms. The red of the dining room shows up again in the red cabinet that graces the entryway. Once again red comes into view with the chair in the sunroom.
Think alike and yet different as you consider your room transitions and you will add interest and variety to your home.