Monday, November 2, 2009

Angie Hranowsky and the Coastal Living Idea House 2009

circa nook2

From time to time, I like to check in on the websites of some of my favorite designers. Some update fairly often, while others go months without doing so. While checking in on Angie Hranowsky’s website, I was excited to see a new (to me) project! Angie designed Coastal Living’s 2009 Idea House in Charleston. The use of bright, cheerful colors stood out to me, especially as we approach winter. Angie always employs colors and patterns so beautifully, so it was no surprise that she did so in this house, too.

I am a huge fan of her work because she really understands how to make a room look layered. She mixes styles, colors, textures, patterns, and price points. She mixes old and new, traditional and eclectic. This house, like Angie’s style, is beautiful and well-designed, but equally warm and inviting.

living room

The downstairs living area, like the rest of the house, features breezy colors and tons of beautiful fixtures, like these Goodman Hanging Lamps from Circa Lighting.

latitude dining

The portrait in the dining area is not a painting. It is made from vintage bottle caps. How cool is that?

latitude living console

I like that Angie plays upon the height of the room through her use of long, sheer drapes and tall vintage lamps with sixties-style shades.

latitude common

Looking from the Staircase to the Kitchen

circa kitchen

The kitchens Angie designs always feature the most incredible tilework and this one is no exception! I like that she chose smaller pendant lighting. Anything larger would have felt too cumbersome for the size of the room. The Boston Functional Pendants are perfect!

latitude kitchen

I love the modern look of the cabinetry!

latitude powder bath

Downstairs Powder Bath

circa offiece

The library is a study in purple. Notice how many textures are present in this room alone.

latitude library

All of the furniture chosen for this project is both cozy and chic.

latitude library2

Lovely Details

circa nook

This bright, little nook is sure to be inspiring for whomever is lucky enough to work in this space. I love the clean lines of the Parsons desk against the curves and warm color of the seventies chair. Thomas O’Brien’s Terri Tall Table Lamp in Alabaster is the perfect accent!

circa master

The master bedroom features a bed with a dramatic canopy. I really like the combination of the ethnic print fabric and the luxe, silk lining.

latitude master bed

The room certainly has a global vibe. Ethnic fabric, Moroccan-inspired tables, and rattan furniture with a Caribbean vibe.

latitude vignette

I absolutely love this gorgeous dresser!

circa master bath

Brass fixtures are definitely gaining in popularity! Not the shiny stuff of the 1980s, but hand rubbed antiqued bronze, like the finish on these French Deco Horn Sconces from Circa. The gold hardware and lighting paired with the creamy cabinetry makes for a very luxe look.

 

Images via Angie Hranowsky and Circa Lighting

12 comments:

LindsB said...

I love it when designers update their websites often, new eye candy is always fun!

Jennifer said...

I love the bathrooms. and that gorgeous bed, of course!

Revival said...

I got to see this space in person on a trip to Charleston a few weeks ago. It is as great in person as it is in pictures! I love all the eco-friendly touches and the concept of living in smaller spaces. She is a new favorite designer of mine!

Averill said...

Lovely! I particularly love how much purple she incorporated in the house. I love the color and am really excited to see it come back in style for home decor.

Tracy @ Comfort and Luxury said...

I am so in love with the way she uses colors and am never surprised to see her name in the credits of a fun, pattern-layered room that catches my eye. So jealous of "Revival" but really glad to know that this designer's rooms work "in person" too. Sometimes you wonder...

Gypsy Purple said...

Totally love that dresser in the bedroom!!!

Colette's Cottage said...

This Idea House is located in the I'on Community in Charleston- all the houses are gorgeous. I highly recommend a drive through the area if you're ever visiting- eye candy!

Celeste said...

Paloma, your blog is absolutely amazing to me! I love reading it every day and often share it with friends.
I'm a guidance counselor and often share interesting careers with my students. They would be interested to know how you got into blogging and your advice on how they, too, can follow their dreams.

Paloma {La Dolce Vita} said...

Thank you, Celeste! That is so sweet of you to say. I was actually a high school Spanish teacher for 5 years, but longed to explore my creative side. I felt a little stifled and eventually got burned out, so I left. I now tutor private school kids which allows me the time to work on my blog, which has become my passion. I have had the opportunity to meet some extraordinary people as a result of blogging. At this point, I don't know that I could advise anyone on how to make a career out of blogging, since I certainly have not reached that point, but I think that if you have a passion, writing about it is a great way to explore it and to get to know yourself better. It can open so many doors!

Paloma {La Dolce Vita} said...

Thank you, Celeste! That is so sweet of you to say. I was actually a high school Spanish teacher for 5 years, but longed to explore my creative side. I felt a little stifled and eventually got burned out, so I left. I now tutor private school kids which allows me the time to work on my blog, which has become my passion. I have had the opportunity to meet some extraordinary people as a result of blogging. At this point, I don't know that I could advise anyone on how to make a career out of blogging, since I certainly have not reached that point, but I think that if you have a passion, writing about it is a great way to explore it and to get to know yourself better. It can open so many doors!

Lauren said...

what a fun happy house!! so much energy and walking in the door would just have to make you smile.

cassandra @ coco+kelley said...

i absolutely love the way the palette is used throughout the home! SO inspired!!