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    South Austin: Furnishing A “New Build” Family Room
    August 12, 2016 in Before & After, Installs | 2 comments

    Hopefully you caught last week’s post on the new build family room we decorated on the north side of town, this week we go south, almost to Driftwood.  Needless to say, I have put a lot of miles on my car this month!

    Before:

    I do not have any ‘before’ photos, but this is a photo of the same plan by the builder.  Our client’s house was essentially the same as this spec home, only she selected a white, black and grey color scheme when choosing her materials at the design center. 

    model photo

    After:

    Similar to last week’s post, we were able to start this project with a fresh slate (other than the sofa end tables).  Our clients were moving from a much smaller home and now have a lot of square footage to fill.

    open plan concept 2
    We always ask our new clients to show us their Pinterest or Houzz accounts to get an idea of their style.  This client’s images were so consistent when it came time for the presentation, she did not change one single element prior to ordering!  Spending time cultivating your style will make it so much easier for any designer to ‘get’ you and be able to create a home that reflects your style!

    Like last week’s client, this new homeowner also did not want ‘color’, but she did want some pops of fuchsia in a few accents (such as florals and pillows).  Her husband was easy going had no complaints about the pink, as long as that was “what she wanted” (a good sign for a young marriage!).

    This family room was very large, so we had a custom 13’x15′ sisal rug made for the room.  A bigger rug helps a room feel more cohesive.  The fan was swapped for an elegant light fixture which was placed on a dimmer switch to improve the room’s ambiance in the evening.

    full room

    A single bench seat cushion on the sofa helps add to the clean, uncluttered look of the room.  A chaise was placed by fireplace to provide a cozy reading spot.

    monogram detail
    Pillows help add to the personality of the room with strategically placed pink mixed in with black and white.
    pillow detail
    The black and white is replicated on the zebra rug, which is easily seen through the acrylic and glass cocktail table.  This table is also large, to properly fill the space, but because it is clear it does not crowd the room.
    acrylic table
    This home was also missing its TV (planned to go above the penshell console), but the homeowner had some cool art pieces leaning in another room, so we ‘borrowed’ those until the TV arrives.

    full room
    The family room and breakfast rooms are open to one another, so we used the same linen blend fabric on the drapery panels.  However, we added a really pretty grey tape with white embroidery on the family room panels.  We kept the breakfast room panels simple because there were so many.

    drapery trim detail
    The breakfast room was also furnished, with a large portion of the budget going to window treatments.

    breakfast nook
    We added a beautiful smokey glass bead chandelier, a grey painted wood table with claw feet at the base and an assortment of chairs with a contrast fabric on the back.

    Our team also replaced the builder grade pendant lights over the kitchen island with over-scale pendants to add a bit
    of a ‘wow’ factor to the kitchen. You can see one of the two pendants in this photo:

    open plan concept

    Hope you have enjoyed seeing what has been happening north and south of Austin this summer.  We have also had a lot of projects ‘in between’.  Stay tuned for more to come in following weeks!