Help With Corner Fireplace by Amy in Aspen

Hi there,

I so need your help……..I’m moving into a studio in Aspen, CO and I’m stuck.

I have a corner fireplace along the same wall as the entry & Murphy bed. To the left of the Murphy bed is a wall of windows 14′ to be exact. The other challenge is that the TV cable is one the opposite wall to the fireplace..see photo, its on the wall perpendicular to the window wall…………any help or Ballard pieces you can recommend would be awesome!   Going for retro look, golds & white. wood. fluffy white rug.


Murphy Bed Wall

Window Wall

Dear Amy:

How exciting to be moving to Aspen!  We love your studio and can see the Retro Look in there.  We have a few Ballard pieces that we think will work in your new space.  Our first choice – our Stella Shag Rug in off white.  It has a great retro look!  Then we thought about the fireplace and think that our Atoll Mirror would work.  Next, we chose our Graham Apartment Sofa in Laguna Khaki which is really a gold background –fifties kind of look.  You could use our Parsons Chairs and cover them in Malabar Sand which is a coordinating fabric with the Laguna Khaki.   We have some other prints that would work throughout the space: Jars of Flowers, Trio of Flowers and Roman de Fleurs Prints.  As far as the TV, we chose our Sawhorse Media Credenza to house your TV and electronics.  Lastly, we love the retro look of the Devon Table Lamp in white.

Although Ballard is not considered “retro” in style, our look blends very well with what you are trying to accomplish.

We wish you the very best on your move to Aspen and hope that you are happy there.

Please let us know if we can be of any further help.


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    Carla Collard

    May 6, 2011

    I love love love the studio. So exciting to see an empty canvas. I really love the suggestions and would add some splashes of color here and there. Have fun!. Hope to see some finished pictures or even some in progress.

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    March 5, 2011

    Aspen, wow! I can see a challenge with the layout. I think the only way you are going to take advantage of fireplace and tv placement is to put the coach with it’s back to the wall of windows – leaving space to get out there on the patio. If space permits I’d put a small round table next to the couch to double as a ‘end table’ with two chairs on the opposite side (i.e. I visualzie them towards the corner where the two other windows are. That way you can use as an eating table but also serves as an end table.) What kind of space to you have in loft? I visualize a den/computer room type envirnoment with lots of storage type stuff. Ballards has just tons of these kind of solutions!