Good morning my Valentines!
I'm excited to share this recent project of mine with you. This living room is in a bungalow full of character built in the early 1900s. When I first walked in I immediately became smitten over the original molding and fireplace. The beautiful architecture of this home made my job easy :)
The room had already been painted and furnished when the owners called on me for help. They just needed some assistance finishing it up.
Here are some BEFORE shots:
Since the dining room is open to the living room and front door, I wanted the two spaces to work seamlessly together. To make this happen, I brought in the navy blue of the dining room into the living room.
Here is the dining room (which was all done by the home owner - she did a great job!!)
This is the original plan I showed to the home owners. It changed a little but I thought you'd enjoy seeing the creative process.
And here are the AFTERS!
The biggest change in the room was adding new patterns and colors for the sofa pillows. The back pillows have a navy quatrefoil pattern and the blue pillows are almost a perfect match to the wall color. So much better than the original brown that came with the sofa!
I added a ready made bookcase from Home Decorators and customized it by adding new knobs and paint. The paint is the same navy blue that's used in the dining room.
We kept the existing TV stand and updated it by adding new polished nickel pulls. It's amazing what new hardware can do!
The chairs were also existing, but I had them recovered in a pistachio green fabric. The rug is a navy and tan stripe (it looks black in some photos but is navy).
I love doing subtle repeats in rooms (that probably only I would notice). There is a chevron pattern on both the brown pillows on the chairs and the blue pillows on the sofa.
The entry mirror was a flea market find by my client. When I told her to silver-leaf it I think she was a little hesitant, but it turned out perfect!!
There is the owner's sweet spaniel, Samantha!
These plates were a One Kings Lane find. They are hand painted and I had them framed in shadow boxes.
And here are some more detail shots...
Sorry for the excessive amount of pictures! I loved them all so much it was hard to narrow down selections for this post.
All images were taken by the talented photographer Tish Mackay. If you ever need a photographer in Charlotte, she is fantastic! She shoots the usual - weddings, engagement sessions, newborns and now interiors :) One major talent she has is shooting pets. Here is another shot of Samantha:
I also want to tell you guys about my awesome client Sara who lives in this beautiful home with her husband Ryan. They were a DREAM to work with. Sara is a talented event planner here in Charlotte and is one half part of the Hall & Webb Event Design team. Check out their site here and their blog here.
Like what you see? I'm available for local and out of town projects. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I hope you all have a great Valentines Day! We don't really celebrate so no plans here. But I will be announcing the February giveaway winner later today :)
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