My friend, Lisa, has a gift for style. Whether it be her wardrobe or her home you can count on a fabulous look. The sitting room in her home is one of my favorite places in the world. It’s simple and complex and breezy and cozy all at the same time. Her overall home decor style is shabby chic. This room stays true to that style with a touch of Moroccan flair.
Ms. Mildred Pearl (Millie) invited us in for a tour. I was immediately drawn in from the hallway by the contrast of the white sofa with the dark chest, dark light fixtures and dark leather ottoman. The windows face east so the room was filled with warm, morning sunlight. It danced in and out of the room casting lovely bright spots and shadows that mimicked the contrast of the decor.
Millie insisted we pause in this corner to admire the ruffled voile throw, leather pouf and the gorgeous chest tucked in the corner nook. Everything looked as if it had been collected over time and across the world. I was especially drawn to that chest. I wanted to know its story.
Looking from the sofa across the room I spied more fluffy, white furniture contrasted with pops of hot pink and a dark accent table. It’s this side of the room that most gave me that Moroccan Shabby Chic feel. I’m sure that table was hand-carved in Morocco. Please don’t tell me if it wasn’t. The simple glass cylinder filled with fresh hot pink blooms was the perfect simple touch. Maybe she has fresh flowers in this room every day. Maybe not. Either way this gesture made me feel special and welcome on my visit.
Millie wanted us to feel confident that any seat in this room was equally comfy and cozy.
I was easily convinced and decided to join her in the adjoining white chair. If I were a bookworm, this would be the perfect spot to curl up with a book and enjoy the warm, morning sunshine with a hot cup of coffee. I’m not a reader so I’ll just sit here and enjoy the peaceful and calming vibe of the room.
This is the view from the room into the main hallway. Sigh. I could sit in this room for an eternity.
~Southern Fried Gal
p.s. Thank you, Lisa and Millie, for letting share and for the kind hospitality.