Room We Love: A Living Room in Foxcroft

Designer Shadie Copeland gives new life to an old space
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Laura Sumrak

Shadie Copeland, owner of Shadie Copeland Interiors, had a “beautifully renovated blank canvas” when the new owners of a brick ranch in Foxcroft hired her to furnish and decorate the interior. The team at Greentree Homes had already reconfigured the maze-like floor plan and brightened up the main floor with a fresh coat of white paint. They also designed the fireplace and installed the shiplap walls that Copeland used as the focal point of this family gathering space.

The young couple’s former home is half this size, and they didn’t have much furniture or décor. They did have an antique rug they wanted to use as an anchor piece. “We loved the colors in it, so we layered it on top of a larger textured area rug,” Copeland says. “The patterned pillow with the birds looked so great against that antique rug, so that’s where we built our palette.” She carried those hues throughout the room with details like the red Pindler piping on the custom chair pillows upholstered in F. Schumacher fabric.

Copeland chose furniture and fabrics that could weather kids—they already had a toddler, and another child was on the way—and a dog. She found the sofa and two upholstered chairs at Robin Bruce and the wood cane armchairs with woven rattan backs at Four Hands. “This furniture layout was the most ideal, because they wanted a comfortable, cozy space with lots of seating,” she says. The tiered oak coffee table from Worlds Away rounded out the room. “With small kids, you’ll have their books out all the time, and this is a great place to display them.”


Laura Sumrak

Copeland created a “vintage art wall” to fill the space beside the swing arm lamp. The homeowner bought the first painting with an antique wood frame at Sleepy Poet Antique Mall, and Copeland found the rest at Art House Charlotte. She placed a custom-built live-edge console with satin brass legs behind the sofa. “That table isn’t the first piece you see,” she says, “but it’s just a beautiful and unique little area that the clients love.”

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