Monday, August 13, 2012

Client Files: Living Room Reveal

I'm excited to reveal pictures of one of my favorite projects I've been working on ... the living room of a wonderful young family.

Because everyone loves a good before and after photo, I'll start with that.

Before


After


As you can see from the before picture ... we pretty much started with a blank slate. The room held some old furniture and toys ...


My client wasn't sure if she should reupholster the red chairs or get something new.  While I love the idea of reupholstering furniture to give it a new life, in this case I convinced her that we needed chairs with more height to fill that wonderful space in front of the window.


What I loved about my client is that she wasn't timid about going with all of the pattern I threw at her: stripes, medallions, florals, geometrics.



Because this is the first room people see upon entering their home, I wanted to do something dramatic. The result is an interesting and dynamic space that at the same time feels serene and elegant.

Here are some more shots ...


I love this collection of colorful Parisian street scene photographs.


 We needed a very thin console for this wall, but were able to create lots of visual interest with a mirror and some simple accessories.


The custom designed striped curtains provide the perfect backdrop to this sitting area.


Although we didn't keep the old chairs, I did suggest that with a few coats of paint, this desk armoire could still be perfect in this corner.



My client and her dad did a beautiful job painting it  ...


 What do you think?

I hope my client and her family will continue to enjoy this cheery spot in their home.






17 comments:

  1. Kristy with Swoon Interiors, Inc.August 13, 2012 at 7:39 AM

    Wow Amy!!! It's just beautiful! Genius!

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  2. Great living room design- love the use of all the fabrics and all the patterns...in fact, I've used that blue/green print on the sofa pillows myself on a project!

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  3. I just found you thru Emily Clark's blog and I love the work you've done! What a transformation!! May I ask, where did you find that coffee table. I've been looking for one like that forever (it feels like forever). :)

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  4. just found you through Emily's post - what a great makeover!

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  5. Love it, I found you through Emily's blog. What is the name of the wall paint color? I'd like the color for my bedroom.

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  6. This is gorgeous! Here from Emily's blog and off to explore more!

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  7. It's a gorgeous room- interesting and still personal looking. We just bought that same coffee table for our living room! :)

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  8. Can you share where you sourced the wingback chairs? They are beautiful!!

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  9. I'm blown away by what you've done with this room--truly beautiful and so on trend. Love all of the attention to detail, and am your latest follower--can't wait to see more of your work!

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  10. The room is beautiful and so cheerful! I think I would spend all day in there! I found you over at Emily Clark's and I love your blog!
    -Shelley

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  11. When I saw this on Emily Clark's blog my jaw literally dropped! I love how you used color and pattern but kept things simple and clean. I am currently BEGGING my husband to let me be your next e-client!

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  12. This is fantastic. I love the drapes and your great use of patterns. Well done. Fun to have found you via Emily.

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  13. Think this is fantastic mix of patterns and loved what you did with the space. Would love to know where the chairs and rug are from. Absolutely love them!!!

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