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Last week I put the final touches on a lounge area for a client. The area serves as a lounge space for tenants and sits just outside of the loft’s wine room and theatre room. Since the space will be used by the tenants and their guests, we were up against a few challenges.  My client wanted to space to be durable and affordable (super tight budget) without compromising on style.

BEFORE: The existing furniture had seen better days, the torn fabric and flat accent pillows made that quite obvious. Other than that, the space had a whole lotta nothing going on. Everything could go but my client wanted to keep the large maple and glass coffee table.  I love the vinyl image on the wall and doors that enter the theatre. The teal, orange and mix of neutral colors made it the perfect jumping off point.


Take a look at the idea board we started with, almost exact to what we ended up using in the room.


AFTER:  I love the way the space looks now.  It feels inviting and is finally  the pulled together lounge area that my client was after.  A seriously budget priced sofa, fabulous West Elm Sweep Armchairs and simple x-benches create a seating area that is great for socializing and moving around.


The first thing we added was the brown and ivory Geo indoor/outdoor rug. The acrylic blend will hold up to the spills that are going to happen and is durable enough for the heavy foot traffic.  The acoustics are 100% better in the room now and the rug grounds the seating area together with a much needed graphic.


The x-benches were a snag from a big box store but came with a crummy vinyl seat. I stopped by one of my favorite fabric warehouses and purchased this heavy teal upholstery weight fabric for added durability.  I used a Turquoise Graphic and Orange Moroccan linen pillows to tie in the accent colors and to keep the graphic pattern going.  What do you think?




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  1. Huge fan of those side chairs!!

    Mr. Goodwill Hunting

  2. wow! MUCH better! Love the rug.

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