Designer Spotlight - Leslie Morales
Home Tour | Chattanooga TN
Q + A with The Designers
Q. When you have a small space, how do you make it seem larger?
A. (Leslie) There are several ways. First, using light colors on the walls and floors keeps the space open and makes room to add colors in art, furniture and accessories. Also, pulling the furniture away from walls creates an illusion of spaciousness. Then you stick with statement furniture or accessories. In this particular house we chose to leave the windows uncovered to give the small room more depth.
Q. If you had an unlimited budget (which we're sure you didn't have here), what three modern furniture pieces would you have used in this home?
Q. What information were you given by the homeowners and how did you plan your success?
A. (Amy) Being a bachelor and an art collector, he requested that we blend in several of his pieces and mix them with some of our modern classics—that were within his budget—while keeping the space open, clean, and comfortable.
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Clean Corners and Smooth Surfaces
Leslie and Amy combined timeless pieces from the Herman Miller Eames Collection with other classic American manufacturers such as Spectra Modern and Saloom to create spaces that are clean, warm, and welcoming. The generous swaths of natural wood veneers bring harmony to the inside of the home while large hardwood trees provide natural earth tones to the outside. Using tasteful and colorful accent pieces, they were able to add intrigue to key spaces in the home—while not detracting from the enduring elegance of the varied wood striations of the counters, tables, and chairs. You can browse the selection of furniture that the two designers chose by checking out our Mid-Century Homestead collection and re-creating this striking look in your own home.