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CITY STYLE IN THE ’BURBS ASHLEY BERDAN, ASHLEY BERDAN DESIGN, WAYNE DESIGN ANALYSIS Knowing that our couple just escaped the hustle and bustle of the city, Berdan created a nook that’s both family friendly and reminiscent of their urban lifestyle. To keep things fresh and fun, the designer chose a sage green shade for the ceiling and a modern, geometric design block in mustard yellow for one of the walls. In the corner to the left of that element is the office space. “For this new work-from-home era, a Scandinavian-style leaning desk and bookcase is a perfect spot to get some work done and display books and other

accessories,” Berdan says. Though there’s a focus on work in this space, there is plenty of room remaining for play. In the middle of the area is a mid-century dining table with clean lines and room for four Atticus side chairs. Beneath the setting and covering the hardwood is Ruggable’s Domo Sage Rug, a flooring option that’s machine washable and can withstand the toughest juice spills and puppy accidents. To catch up on news or stream the latest Neflix show, Berdan installed the Samsung Frame within the geometric design block. Its first function is a smart television, but switch it to

art mode to display works like Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” or family photos that “turn the room into an instant art gallery.” “With multiple finish options for the frame and accessories like a display easel, this is the perfect accessory for this family’s dining nook,” she says. And speaking of art, Berdan chose a fiber wall piece by Lauren Williams, which “adds great texture to the wall with an extra splash of color.” “In all, this room has functionality while still having a stylish edge that isn’t sacrificed for a familyfriendly room,” says the designer.


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