From the tiled floor with a textured rug to the wood ceiling with a tumbleweed light fixture, interesting details can be found in every inch of the hearth room. Vicki Dreste of Victoria Dreste Designs tackled the unique space.

“I’m very happy with the way the room turned out,” Dreste says. “One of my favorite things about the room is the color palette. I love the combination of navy blue and a caramel color. I think those two colors blend and work really well in the space with the tile in the dark wood ceiling.”

Size and timing did cause a few changes to her original design, Dreste explains; a rug was not available when she needed it, and a side table appeared too large once in the space. “Neither of these changes affected the overall design of the room,” she says.

Another challenge? The light fixture is made of an actual tumbleweed, which gives it both visual interest and serious transportation problems. Dreste explains it cannot be put in a box or set down, but instead must always remain suspended.

Victoria Dreste Designs, 314-308-5759, victoriadreste.com