Against the odds

Unique rooms re­quire clever so­lu­tions

Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - HOMES - CON­NIE OLIVER

THERE is noth­ing com­mon­place about the room in our fea­ture pho­to­graph, cour­tesy of Du­lux Aus­tralia. There is no ar­chi­tec­tural sym­me­try or bal­ance. This might pose a prob­lem to some but is a cre­ative chal­lenge to oth­ers. I like a room that has odd an­gles and an asym­met­ri­cal look. This room in par­tic­u­lar has sev­eral unique fea­tures that give it per­son­al­ity. draperies. In some cases you may have to get cus­tom draperies made to fit a unique win­dow like this. In this room the de­signer has for­gone drapes al­to­gether and opted for a more ca­sual, young look with crisp win­dow shades. By plac­ing the unique floor lamp at the corner of the win­dow this unique fea­ture is also fur­ther en­hanced be­cause your eye is drawn to it. In the evening, that lamp would pro­vide per­fect light­ing for what will be a dark corner and win­dow area.

This win­dow takes up a lot of wall space as well. It is lower and wider than most liv­ing room win­dows which lim­its your choices for fur­ni­ture place­ment. The low pro­file black sofa looks find set in front of this win­dow but if you put a higher pro­file in its place it prob­a­bly would look cramped.

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