Home Show 2009


The faux leopard carpeting adds an exotic touch in this family room designed by Kathy Flack at the ASID showcase.  The curved sectional sofa in gray chenille grounds the room and allows the artwork to pop.  Crystal and glass accessories and elegant lamps add interest to the marble-topped bar in Flack's family room wrote Melody Parker, Arts/Special Sections Editor for The Courier.


Home Show 2009 Highlights

Elements of Design - ASID Showcase illustrates how to created warm, inviting rooms

The use of layers and textures are unifying elements in this year’s American Society of Interior Designers showcase.  Faux leopard print carpeting infuses Kathy Flack’s family room design with exotic energy.  Although it has high-end appeal, it is actually a fully woven, low-luster carpet in durable Olefin.

A curved, dark gray chenille tuxedo sectional sofa grounds the room.  Faux raw silk wall covering, antique bronze-finished crown molding and ceiling-to-floor draperies bordered in deep chocolate brown build layer upon layer.

“Making a small space appear larger is about paying attention to detail.  The wall color and draperies unify to create a long wall and visually expand the space,” said Flack of Flack Interior Design Associates, a division of Simpson Furniture in Cedar Falls.  She was assisted by Brandy Smith.


Saddle tan leather and wood bard stools are set against a marble and mahogany curved and carved bar with faux crocodile leather inlay.  The glassed-and-metal coffee table and side tables, glistening glass and crystal accents and pops of persimmon color complete the relaxed look.  The above article is reprinted from the Courier Arts & Life section Sunday February 15, 2009 by Melody Parker, Arts/Special Sections Editor


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