Behind The Design | June 21, 2019
Summer Wonderland—Behind The Design with Arhaus
Our designers take you through what we love about this Arhaus scene.
Written by Gracey Snow, Arhaus Interior Designer
Summer wonderland—is there a more fitting description for a scene like this? I surely don’t think so. These fancy and functional pieces are made for making memories. Take a spin with your favorite summertime beverage and enjoy the conversation with either our Arhaus Wyatt swivel chair, or the cozy slipcovered spinnaker swivel chair. And should your beverage take a spill onto your beautiful fabric, you have no need to worry with these high performing machine washable Sunbrella fabrics (yes, even the color options! It’s a true story).
Why it works
The two major matching pieces create a foundation for an upscale look that can be combined in many different ways for times like these where each of us crave a look that isn’t “matchy matchy”, but reflects individuality. This scene is well set with the relaxed look of the slipcovered Spinnaker swivel chair partnered with our Bourdeaux side table. Not ignoring the setting, the hand stained and cast from an actual tree, this coffee table is the “root” of this look (pun completely intended).
“I spy with my eye”.. Did you ever play that game as a kid? Well if we are playing it with this picture, I spy sets of odd number groupings, which is what we are after in the design world. The reason behind it is that even numbers produce a beginning and end, where odd numbers keep your eyes moving (aka, not bored). Here we have 3 pieces with white cushions, then following it we have the hand woven resin wicker whose tone is very similar to the concrete top on the Bourdeaux end table that it also creates a color trio.
One of the biggest reasons this look works is that it is complete. Accessories are necessary, rugs anchor your look (and not to mention make your feet happy by protecting them from hot surfaces on summer days), you and your guests will enjoy your space significantly more if there is a place to prop up their feet and set their drink. This look is wonderful because all the pieces to the puzzle are in place.
Mix it up
For myself I would add our voyage pillows in white or graphite to give it a little more of a cozy, luxurious look.
Gracey Snow—Arhaus Interior Designer
Gracey lives in Austin, Texas-the land of casual clothes, the best music, and the sweetest people. She is an Interior Designer who loves British TV shows, travel, and most of all meeting new people.