Oh, Hey. I’m admittedly a little slow to get into gear this morning. I had a really social weekend and I’m plain pooped. So to get myself excited, I’m sharing a client project today.
This is the family room of a long-term client. We had done 4 rooms together before starting the family room and at this point felt quite comfortable with each other. (My favorite way to design!) What originally started as a small project- we were just going to change out the rug, coffee table and chairs around the game table- turned into a slightly larger transformation. I like this project because it’s a common situation; a room where many pieces are to stay and a few are to go. How to give it a whole new personality?
This is the room before its makeover. The sofas, game table, fireplace and wall color were to stay. Often the easiest way to change a room is through the wall color, so working around this color was both fun and challenging.
The first thing I did was tweak the layout. I centered the sofas over the fireplace, shifting the whole room to the right. We then designed a custom ottoman to ground the seating area. We added in warm pinks, deep teals and animal prints to contrast with the deep tan walls. The goal was a comfortable, happy, eclectic space that would be kid-friendly.
Here is the after! One small thing we did was add a moulding around the fireplace tile surround. It feels so much more finished now. I love those antique screens I found for over the fireplace.
It was fun shopping for interesting pieces to complete the “global feel” of the room.
For instance, this buffet we used under the television is really intricate and pretty. You can’t see in this shot, but there is a bookcase to the left of the TV that houses the components and other pretties.
My favorite piece in the room is the ottoman, though!
Over here, we kept the table, but added a antique suzani tablecloth on top of it. There is a glass topper that protects it, so this table is completely functional. We also switched out the chairs and chandelier. The light was custom-made by Lindsey at Simply Salvage.
Like most of my jobs, this room is a mix of high and low, retail and vintage. Despite the same room color, new textiles and a few furnishings totally changed the feel of this space. I hope you enjoyed the tour!
IMAGES BY COURTNEY APPLE PHOTOGRAPHY