Friday, February 24, 2012

Dorothy Draper Espana Dresser Finds A Spot

Do you remember soooooo looooong ago when I was swooning over the Dorothy Draper dresser I found?
(To see the post if you missed it, go here.)

Well, I've given in and placed it in my family room. 
I knew from the beginning that it would go well in that room. 
But, if you've been following along, my family room is very dark and has tons of
dark wood too--and a dark sofa.
I was really resisting adding more black in that room even though black is my favorite color to use.
(It's actually everywhere in my home.)

To brighten it up, I framed some orange Trina Turk fabric. 
The pattern on the fabric reminded me of modern art.  I also used a white lamp base.  The turtle is faux.  I thought that the citrine draperies would  balance out the black too.

I think that it works.  Below is the full view of the dresser which I placed to the right of the fireplace mantel.  Can I say again how much I hate that cedar wood that's everywhere?

This next image shows how it looks with my X base coffee tables that are in front of the sofa.

So, too dark?  I really love that dresser.



  1. LOVE i! i think it kind of mimics the drapes, and their color makes the gold pop. i just adore these dressers!

  2. I think it is perfect in there! Love it. You did a fantastic job on it!

  3. Very cool. Nice job! I would love for you to link this up at my weekly linky party this week on Thursday! Hope to see you there!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  4. That is awesome!! Wonderful job!!

  5. That looks great - I think it turned out great black as you have the different details on there - I am learning to love black too. Thank you for linking up to my Creative Inspirations party - I am so glad you came by! I would love for you to come back this week to link up again!
    Stacey of Embracing Change It is addicting.