I’m taking a break from current project happenings to share a reveal of a living room we finished last year. I’ve been holding onto this one for awhile, and I don’t feel like waiting anymore! We took my client’s formal living room from dark, dated and deserted to a vibrant, relaxed retreat where everyone actually wants to hang out. The best part? We re-used most of my clients furnishings.
It’s amazing what a slipcover, paint and a new mix of textiles can do.
I was called to do this project after we successfully updated their family room last year. I find a lot of people like to give me a “tester room” and once that goes well, we move on to a few more. Most of my clients are working with an interior designer for the first time and it can be a little daunting. I have no problem taking it slow and learning how to best bring their design goals to fruition. This being our 2nd time, I had a good sense of their style and the design came together quite smoothly. We did this room in conjunction with their dining room, which I shared a few months ago. (See it HERE.)
Here are the BEFORES
As you can see the room was very green. Green carpet, green chairs, green swagged curtains. And a big floral sofa. Look, I like me some floral, but this just wasn’t feeling fresh any more.
My clients were interested in updating and making the space more inviting. They wanted to make improvements that would help the house sell. They also wanted to re-use what furnishings they could as they had invested in quality pieces years ago.