We just installed a lovely living room for a lovely client up in Sun City, TX. She recently downsized from her house in the city to this quaint home near picturesque Georgetown, TX. Her existing furnishings were showing some age and the new home had been painted one shade of beige through-out. It just didn’t feel like her home, yet.
The only existing item we had to work with were her 3 barstools in a very chic persimmon velvet. Otherwise, she told us, she loved animal print, browns and creams, and clean lines.
Before: Living Room
After: Living Room
One of our designers, Raquel Skrobarczyk, took the lead on this project, creating a space which was not only true to our mantra: ‘classic, chic & serene’, but also reflected the client’s desires: clean lines, creams and browns with pops of orange, and a hint of animal print.
The room had some interesting architectural detail in the tray ceiling, but it got lost when all painted one color. We used two tones, brown and orange, to highlight the trays and molding.
We had pillows made for the sofa in a brown and cream zebra and piped them in orange velvet.
The wing chair accent pillows are in the same velvet as the barstools, but with a band of trim on the face of the pillows.
Drapery panels made the space feel more complete. We had custom panels made with a tone on tone print and added a few inches of chocolate brown velvet with an overlay of trim.
We also added some decorative panels to the dining space while we were on the project. I love this Mary McDonald print!
We did keep the ‘orange’ color as an accent only. It can easily be toned down or swapped out at minimal expense should our client decide she would prefer a different accent color in a few years.
I truly believe you can spend once, wisely, for a design scheme and have it grow with you over the years. Keep your main pieces classic and neutral and sprinkle in a few ‘current’ accents or colors and you can live with a look for a long time! If you need us to help you implement this design approach in your home, feel free to contact us here: firstname.lastname@example.org , for more details.