Today I’m sharing a smaller project that I have been giving some design consulting on for the past few months. The clients have recently downsized from a large home to a smaller villa. They purged a lot throughout the move and have acquired some great new furniture, but wanted some style ideas.
This was the space when we first met.Nothing offensive at all. They had some great furniture pieces to start off with, it was just a little dull. It needed some soul and visual interest infused. The only requirements from the clients were that two recliners must be added for comfortable TV watching. Recliners are not something that I ever work with, so that would be a bit of a challenge, but aside from that they were willing to experiment with my ideas.
First thing up was to determine the floor plan. I liked their recently purchased rug quite a lot, but the size was driving me crazy. I am a firm believer that area rugs should extend at least under the first set of legs in an arrangement. An easy way to remedy this was to layer an additional sisal rug under their existing one. The plan was based on this layout…The next, and most important objective, was to create a major statement on the focal wall where the TV is located. We decided to paint it a more saturated accent color…Then we conceptualized a shelf system to be built around the TV to add depth and visual interest. The plan was inspired by the industrial shelves I had built at Project #NewGuyInTown. The clients found and refinished their own reclaimed materials, and the husband planned out all of the measurements.
And that’s not all. The wife sewed all of her own drapes and throw pillows. Yup, a real crafty family if I do say so myself. The curtains were completed before we met, but I selected some Nate Berkus fabrics and one random remnant for their color/pattern story.
Here the selected recliners are in all of there comfy glory. Can’t wait for it to be 100% and then I can share some better quality images. In the meantime, I’m starting to work on their Dining Room. And YES the clients are committed to even more DIY projects. Love it!