My first client from Massachusetts is incredibly kind and very zen. She loves earth tones and Fung Shui. Since having her twin boys, she has not had time to pull her home together and it's starting to drive her crazy. Their living room has a lot of potential. My goal was to create a relaxing, yet
practical space for parents and kids.
Warning: this post is a bit word-y with a more detailed description of my recommendations.
The only piece she asked I keep was their sofa. I decided to move the sofa centered on their bay window, add white side tables, window treatments, green lamps, round coffee table (with lid for storage) and a recycled denim rug.
Here is the bay window wall as is. The drapes will be replaced with white, moved higher and further out from the window. The TV will not be staying in that corner.
Her husband has some carpentry skills, so I'm recommending 22" deep floor to ceiling floating shelves, but the bottom shelves would be high enough to store two square baskets on either side.
Here was my inspiration for the floating shelves, as seen on me oh my! designed by Nicole.
After moving the sofa to the window wall, I would replace the sofa with two slipcovered chairs with green velvet pillows, and place the TV in the middle with watercolor prints from the artist's trip to Japan.
Another option for the television is to place it on one of the floating shelves, and the cords could be concealed by the baskets. Then, instead of a low console between the chairs, I would add a painted dresser between the chairs. Again, the more storage the better!
Finally, a close-up of the pillow mix and rug.
I hope you like my plan for this relaxing living room.
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