Good morning! First, I'd like to say a huge thank you for your generous response to the story of A Hundred for a Home . I have a few more areas you can help that I'll be sharing soon. There are so many ways to contribute!
Last week I shared the beautiful 'before' pictures of my Kentucky client's home. You can see those pictures here. Today I'm sharing part 1 of my design plan. In part 2 I'll share my plans for the shelves.
As you read, consider that when Danielle contacted me she said she liked traditional, cottage, and vintage style. Her favorite colors were cool colors like blue, green, and grey. Danielle loves symmetry. She also said she wanted the space to feel different than their old house.
Let's start with her inspiration photos I pulled from her Pinterest board.
Take away from these? Neutral, serene, with
pops of pattern and color in the pillows.
Here is how her living room looks now:
Granted, she just moved in so obviously this isn't the finished look. But as her designer, a major part of my job is to listen to what my client really wants, even if they don't see it. For example, they had requested to keep all of their current furniture. But I don't believe that the room will ever really feel the way Danielle imagines it if they keep their sofa.
I've created two options to work from, both within the budget she gave me. The first board with the new slip-covered sofa (Sofas you can bleach are the best!) would be my first choice.
Here is the jute/chenille rug up close:
Now for the fabrics and walls:
For the layout, I would place one chair on either side of the coffee table and add the tufted blue bench under the window to be framed by her current olive green drapes. I would love to find a different home for her standing shelf, because there is already a wall of shelving on the opposite wall. Maybe there is space in the dining room? Or at the end of a hall? Or their finished basement? I really like the piece but I think moving it to a different room would allow for symmetry around the sofa and for less visual clutter.
Less stuff = more relaxing space.
I know, I know, it's a lot of change for one day! ;-)
But in the event their family is not crazy with my drastic and possibly shocking move: here is the plan I would use. I still think this is beautiful and has a different vibe than their last space.
What do you think?