September 17, 2013

Clients’ Living Room Before & After

Last week we installed a living room at our clients’ home and I was able to snap some pics with the phone so I thought I’d share before & afters!
I started working with my clients last year on their family room when I was pregnant with Lou and we’ve moved from the family room into the living room (and the foyer’s up next!)… My client is one of the sweetest people on the planet.  During one of our presentation meetings, my stomach started to growl (so embarrassing!) and without saying a word, she left the meeting and came back with a plate full of the most delicious cheese cracker biscuit things.  (I still think about them.)
When my clients first moved into the house, they moved in their old furniture for a placeholder but they wanted to start from scratch.  My clients’ style is streamlined and elegant.  She’s drawn to cool colors and finishes and in the living room, was looking for a more formal yet still relaxed entertaining space.  Here’s what the living room looked like “before:”  
…And here is is now:
We kept the deep gray paint on the walls and went with a palette of grays, silvers, ivories, and dusky blues.  We selected with a leggy sofa, chairs, and side tables for a lighter feel and then grounded the space a bit with the trunk coffee table and skirted bench under the window.  Curtains are ivory silk with gray banding with blackout lining behind to protect the silk.  The chandelier is made out of tiny tea stained porcelain beads. We’re still waiting on more artwork and a pair of lamps but there’s such a difference already.
The gray trunk coffee table is by one of my favorite companies to work with, the Lorimer Workshop, and it will house some of our clients’ extensive pottery collection inside.
The ikat bench under the window also has hidden storage beneath and can hold more pottery so that my clients can rotate pieces in and out.


The sofa is in the softest dusty lavendar-blue velvet.  When I left the house after the installation, my client’s husband was claiming it for his bed 😉 😉
The rug is a silver-toned sisal that I have been dying to use for years.
I had so much fun selecting pieces of my clients’ pottery for the living room.  “Shopping” throughout the home, I found these for the coffee table…
In the background, you can spy my “live paisley” on a pillow in the “Irish Cream” colorway.
Here’s a view of the elegant silver leafed chairs:
I’m off for the day but hope you enjoyed this little peek into my clients’ home!  And thank you so much to my lovely clients’ for allowing us to help you in your home!! (And especially for the biscuits and your thoughtfulness, Maria!!! 😉 😉
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