The Sherwood Hacienda – Divide and Conquer!By
At long last I am ready to share our new home-The Sherwood Hacienda. It has been a little over six months and bit by bit it has come together. The layout of the great space was certainly a “divide and conquer” process. Often when down sizing you are trying to squeeze in furniture. We were lucky enough to have a very large open floor plan to work with. 🙂 How to efficiently divide the space became the challenge. Here is the floor plan:
Here is the BEFORE of the great room:
I love how the great room came together. As I have always said: start with a “given”. My “givens” for this space were the Company C River Bend rug and the ivory club chairs. We re-purposed a beautiful glass shelf (shipped in error from a previous project) to anchor the flat screen TV. We added the sofa, a trio of benches and accessories. Here is the great room AFTER:
The dining room was a total search and find mission. I left my favorite dining table and chairs at the lake house so I had to replace all the dining room furniture. I have talked about the table and the storage units in previous posts. Here are the links to the earlier stories: Table and Hutch . I absolutely love the new table! It is a real departure in style for me but no regrets! The display cases and chest really gave me lots of needed storage.
Adjacent to the kitchen I created a little lounging area for an evening glass of wine or reading. It is one of our favorite spots. I love the large art by our son, Jake, that pulls it all together. Also, the small table belonged to my grandmother and is very special to me. Here is the blog about its transformation.
The master bedroom revolved around an over scale mirror (ordered for another client) which was damaged in shipment. The only wall large enough for this piece was in the MBR. Read about the creation of the headboard in this earlier post-Headboard. The color inspiration for the accent wall was discussed here-Paint. I am very pleased with the finished effect. Since this photo I have added some art over the chests which really tied everything together so well
A little unexpected area I created with pieces that hadn’t found a home was this little garden table with mirror for my garden hats and gloves right inside the back door.
My new office is doing double duty as my work space and additional guest sleeping. The desk folds up and converts into a queen Murphy bed. This is one of the brightest and best views in the house. I’m a lucky girl to have such a great space to compose these blogs and work on projects.
Recently our oldest son, Aaron, and his wife, Kiori, visited. Aaron says: “This house is such a departure from the lake house but you have added the right touches to still make it feel like our home.” 🙂
There are so many details I have left out and still more areas to address but this is it for now. I hope you have enjoyed your tour and see my style coming through in our new Southwestern abode.
Looking forward to hearing your comments. Tell me what is your favorite space.
Love to all!
Mary Sherwood Lifestyles-working with you to create your lifestyle.