A few weeks ago I finished an e-design project for a living room/entry way. My client, has a fabulous space, and a great starting concept! She just needed a little help pulling everything together so that it would work in her space.
Since there were two focal points (the tv and the fireplace), I proposed wall mounting the tv above the fireplace to create one focal point.
The plan is to extend the molding on the fireplace to the ceiling and frame the tv, similar to Sarah Swanson's fireplace, lighten up the walls with BM Gray Owl, lightened 50%.
I used one of my client's favorite fabrics, Braemore Henrietta Turquoise as a jumping off point. I love it on a tufted ottoman, similar to the one Kirsten used here. It's perfect for propping your feet up, or put a tray on top to hold drinks and snacks.
She has an existing slipcovered sofa so the space planning started with that.
A seating area was created around the fireplace. My client found a pair vintage caning chairs (similar to my chartreuse chair) and is getting them reupholstered in this amazing fabric by Thom Filicia.
A beverage cart is perfect for entertaining without going back and forth to the kitchen.
The wall against the foyer has a tight walkway, so frame shelves are perfect to add interest, but not obstruct the walkway.
Adding the second sofa made the walkway a good bit tighter, so adding two shallow cabinets is an inexpensive way to add storage.
Finally, here's a view looking into the foyer.
The foyer design started with an existing chinoiserie mirror (not in photo), a simple parson's table with x benches underneath. And a small settee with large art above. I love the idea of the angled walls with floor to ceiling frames.
I had SO much fun working on this space. I'm looking forward to seeing finished pictures!
Most of the sources can be found on my Pinterest board, feel free to ask if I missed one. I'm still in the process of setting my my design services page, so if you're interested, look for that soon!