Sep 3, 2009

Katherine's Zen inspired family room

Katherine Bish, photographer, has been taking a whole lot of photos for my updated website (reveal coming soon). Katherine is not only my friend and photographer, but she is also a client. This is her family room.

The room BEFORE -- above -- a basic box. We painted the mantel white so it would contrast with the dark marble surround and pull together with the punches of white in the room.
My favorite element in the room is the area rug. Who says an Asian room has to have an Asian rug? We chose a contemporary rug.

The circles remind me of the Japanese word Enso, meaning circle, a concept associated with Zen and symbolizes Enlightenment.