The Garden Room by Traci Zeller

garden room
Photo credit Katie Charlotte Photography

Due to its utilitarian past, this garden room never really got a lot of love, architecturally speaking, designer Traci Zeller tells us. Crooked exposed beams and exposed brick walls are the space’s hallmarks. Traci says she wouldn’t have dreamt of covering these up in the redesign process.

“They’re a nod to the home’s past,” Traci explained. “I believe in completely owning who and what you are and making it amazing, and the same goes for this room. That said, that didn’t  mean it couldn’t be a completely beautifully furnished space.”

garden room
Photo credit Katie Charlotte Photography

Traci painted the ceiling of the garden room pink, and chose shades of brown; a rich, grassy green; and the prettiest blooming pale pinks and fuchsias. As a result, Traci achieved a garden-inspired color palette. She also incorporated her love of texture with a soft, nubby chenille, natural linen, and rich velvet. The design “fits” with the home’s more formal rooms. It honors the room’s humble origins and simple bones. 

The artwork over the chairs is by William McClure, represented by Anne Nielson Fine Art, the carpet is “Antilocarpa” in Almond by Stark Carpet, the floor lamp is Circa Lighting, and the herringbone throws and pink pottery jars are Ballard Designs.

 

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