Today I will be sharing with you the family room I designed in my client I's home. You saw their guest bedroom not too long ago, seen here. Check out the before pictures of this room - wood paneling, track lighting and a mirrored wall!
We knew the paneling, mirrors and track lighting had to go. I presented two options to my clients for the fireplace - paint the brick white, or remove the brick to create a flat drywall finish on the fireplace. I'm so glad they went with the latter, it turned out to be the perfect canvas for our shadowbox wall (will get to that later).
THANK GOD for my client's amazing contractor, who was a family friend of theirs. He was absolutely amazing and if I was still in California I would use him for all my jobs. All I had to do was sketch out my vision and he brought it to life.
Here is a "during" shot - check out that vintage wallpaper! No wonder the home had mirrors and paneling up. (Although I sort of like it - wouldn't it be fun in a little girl's room?)
I like to create design boards for my full service design to help both the client and myself visualize the space. I usually use them for the core pieces (furniture, paint, drapery) and then add in the patterns and art later. Here is the design board:
Couch is from CB2, media cabinet is from IKEA, the pouf is from Taza Designs and the rug is from West Elm. The red silk drapery is from smartbargains.com. The pendant lights are from Bellacor.com and are for the adjoining kitchen (also seen below).
The paint color is formally from Martha Stewart at Lowe's.. it's a gorgeous blue/gray. I can't wait to see her new paint colors at Home Depot!
I blogged about finding the great Ikat fabric back in September:
Now on to the best part - the Afters!
The drum pendant is one of my favorite things in the room. It casts a candlelit like glow when on.
This chair adds great interest to the room - it's from Urban Outfitters. I like how the room is monochromactic, but there are two different reds involved - the bright red of the chair and the dark crimson of the silk drapery.
I originally got the acrylic tray from CB2 for the pouf, but it was a bit too big. It worked out, because I like it better on the media cabinet. In it, I put brown and red vintage books.
The shadow box wall is my favorite part!
Art books are the best sources for inexpensive art. These prints came from a large Van Gogh art book that was $20 at Borders. Van Gogh's portraits are so intriguing and were perfect for this space.
I helped my customers choose the wood and granite for their new kitchen.
And the stools are from homedecorators.com.
That's it! I hope you enjoyed it :)
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