Eclectic Functional Space: Sophisticated Comfort from Pulp Design

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“Sometimes,” the designers say, “a client needs a little help tying their look together and making it comfortable and functional for their needs.” That’s where Pulp Design Studios stepped in with expertise at the ready. They selected some new customized furniture pieces, pillows, and accessories to help tie the client’s eclectic taste into a cohesive look that works for the whole family. Eclectic? Indeed it is: check out the mix of neutral sofa and bold brown-and-blue pillows; modern chrome-and-leather stools are an interesting counterpoint to a geometric-print armchair that, from a distance, looks like tweed. And check out the combination of a carved white mantel and marble fire surround, juxtaposed with contemporary art above and spiraling wall sconces on either side.

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A marvelous open plan makes for a homey, welcoming space for entertaining: from the living room, it’s mere steps to a kitchen island with high woven stools, and colorful kitchen of blue-green cabinetry is spacious and equipped enough for the chef to happily work while chatting with company. Media is close at hand as well, in a spacious white shelving unit that holds the plasma TV, along with an assortment of collectibles — ceramics, memorabilia, books, and all kinds of wonderful stuff. Low-slung glass-topped brass coffee tables hold books and ornaments — or coffee and dessert. And don’t forget the outdoors: a glimpse through French doors affords not only light but access to a brick-accented patio that expands the space to fit a crowd. In this project, named “sophisticated comfort” by the designers, the family wanted space where they’d feel equally “at home” just hanging out, or having company. Looks like they got it!

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Written by Janet Butler

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Janet W. Butler is a freelance writer, editor, and editorial consultant by day and a “small soprano” by night. An RWA Golden Heart Winner, she is the author of the inspirational romance From the Ashes (“the best little book no one’s ever heard of”), published by SANDS Publishing in 2001; and a romantic suspense, Voice of Innocence, from Desert Breeze Publishing. She is a Chicago native transplanted to northeast Indiana, where she lives with her husband, daughter, and Cassandra “Trouble” Butler, S.R.C. (Spoiled Rotten Cat).

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