A palette of ochre, reds, and browns was chosen to make this room warm and inviting, while textures of polished mahogany wood, Persian-style rugs, and silk-like bed linens give it a rich and regal feel. Subtle light fixtures focus the light both up and down, creating intimate shadows.
The challenge with the relatively small kitchen was to create an illusion of greater space. A runner along the
tile floor elongates the kitchen by creating a line ending in the breakfast counter by the window. This in turn
utilizes soft, gauze-like window-covering fabric to diffuse the entering light and mute the view of an
unattractive neighboring building. Conical ceiling light fixtures with red-to-yellow shades echo the carpet
and drapes and supplement the warm palette. New wood cabinets add to the kitchen’s richness.