The Lux Drawing Room functions as a bar-cum-entertainment area. The accomplished design team, led by Sara Dickinson, envisioned this room as an inviting space, offering endless entertainment with multi-purpose functionality.
The committee chose Morgan House Interiors’ fresh ideas over that of many other design firm entrants who also competed for the opportunity to demonstrate their talents. Their repeated success is a tribute to the fact that they truly understand clients’ needs and are consummate professionals. In 2006, they were selected by the committee to bring vibrancy and warmth to the kitchen, which is one of their specialties.
Brilliant Solutions for Design Challenges
Dickinson and her associates were faced with the challenge of transforming a 500 square-foot space that was in complete disarray, with a ceiling and furnishings that were in major disrepair, into a comfortable, stylish, inviting room where people would enjoy a variety of activities.
Their innovative design creates an intimate setting with a chess table for tête-à-têtes and a nook with comfortable sofas and a rubberwood coffee table, which functions as a relaxing lounge area. This room is the perfect setting for hosting soirees with fireside dining, a large, flat screen TV and a stylish bar.
Contemporary meets Traditional
The designers chose a monochromatic color palette of blacks, browns, grays, and taupe, with splashes of yellow for pop. This color scheme compliments the rich, warm tones of the custom built bar made with burnished, knotty alder wood appliqués and curved brackets. Combining contemporary with countryside, they added sleek, hand blown glassware and barware with bark-textured serving ware.
Accessories with organic, flowing silhouettes that offset fabrics and wall art with geometric accents add a splash of color to the understated, aesthetically pleasing theme. Strategically located accouterments such as antique books, games and a cigar holder add a touch of elegance and recall the rich history of the stately home.
Salute to Eco-friendly, Green Design Choices
The unique creativity that is the trademark of Dickinson’s team is not restricted just to their designs. Their ability to bring a fresh, innovative approach to every aspect of interior design is evident in their thoughtful choice of cabinetry, furniture, rugs and counter tops.
For the Lux Drawing Room, they have used Medallion Cabinetry, which is a certified participant in the environmental stewardship program. For the countertops, they chose Silestone, which is manufactured in an environmentally responsible manner and contributes up to four points towards LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification of any building project.
In keeping with their commitment to sustainable practices, the Shiraleah coffee tables in the nook are made of rubberwood reclaimed from latex processing plants. The pedestals for the tables and the shelves behind the bar are made of teak wood and red hard wood salvaged from abandoned buildings in Thailand. The Persian wool rugs that pull the different elements of the room together are hand woven by indigenous Ghash-ghaie tribes out of natural, un-dyed wool.
About Morgan House Interiors
Established in 1999 by Sara Dickinson, Morgan House Interiors has a distinguished reputation as a premier design studio based in the lovely downtown area of Clinton, NJ. With experienced interior designers available, Morgan House Interiors provides an array of styles and design concepts that transform their client’s house into a home. Each room is thoughtfully planned from start to finish, creating functionality, beauty, inspiration and uniqueness.
The multi-talented team comprises gifted, hip young designers with a passionate commitment to client satisfaction and the drive to achieve design milestones. Their projects have been featured in leading industry publications such as Dramatic Makeovers and New York Spaces, in states across the eastern seaboard.
The Lux Drawing Room project took Sara Dickinson and her enterprising associates Stephanie Tozzo, Vicki Poploski, Liz La Borde, Jane La Marca and Carol Krickus two weeks to design and two months to execute.
To review interiors designed by this versatile group and for a comprehensive overview of all the services offered by this full service firm, please visit their website at www.morganhouseinteriors.com. For media inquiries, please contact Amalia Parthenakis, (201) 320.2508 or email firstname.lastname@example.org