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Before & After: A Sophisticated, Masculine Living Room
June 02, 2017 in Before & After | one comment

Last year our team was brought in to help a client furnish his newly built home in a private community adjacent to the Fazio Canyons Golf Course in Barton Creek.  The home’s modern design, open floor plan, and gorgeous views of the sprawling course laid the groundwork for the Austin bachelor that wanted his home to be functional and sophisticated. Our work started in his main living space, which opened up to his dining and modern kitchen.


The homeowner left all of his old living room furniture behind so we had a nice clean slate to furnish. He wanted his home to be classy and comfortable, especially the seating.

Large steel frame windows open up to the lush greenery and outlook onto the private golf course.


For the main living spaces, we selected a color scheme of neutrals with pops of navy and other rich blue tones to amp up the sophistication of the room. We also made to sure to pick oversized seating for added comfort. Navy embroidered drapery panels boldly frame the sturdy steel windows that open up to a large outdoor kitchen and patio area.

A large “L-Shape” style sectional with a long chaise anchors the room. The light neutral upholstery with pops of deep blue velvet pillows present a clean, modern look. The homeowner entertains so we made sure to treat all the light upholstery with Fiberseal to ensure stains or spills wipe away with ease.

The square buttery-caramel leather ottoman is both durable and comfortable enough to kick your feet up after a long day at the office (or after a long day on the course). The caramel leather also helps tie in the modern kitchen cabinetry for a seamless flow throughout the open living space.

A pair of strapping blue velvet ottomans in a bold angular shape help fill up the center of the room.  Velvet also adds to the grandeur of the living room, especially in this refined blue hue.

For additional seating, we selected modern chairs with a lot of character and handsome details. We upholstered the back of the chairs in the same light neutral fabric as the sectional and added a textured caramel fabric on the inside of the chairs.

To flank the fireplace, we selected an original art piece by Houston based artist John Adelman. His work is known to use dismantled mechanical objects, gel ink, and layering to create unique 3-dimensional works of art.

This piece incorporates his signature gel ink and a dismantled brass phonograph reproducer. Perfect for a cool Austin bachelor with an affinity for music. You can find Adelman’s work at Wally Workman Gallery.

Next week we will continue with this before & after series and share the dramatic transformation of the master bedroom with you!