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?
The Shop and The Studio will be closed today…for Good Friday. But, I will be back on Monday and ready to officially wear my white jeans!! I can’t totally leave you all hanging today or over the weekend so I wanted to give you a project teaser. I have been working on a lobby that needs an update and here are the looks I have pulled together. That orange velvet chair is super swoon worth don’t ya think? Do you have a favorite? I can’t wait to see what my client thinks! Happy Easter to you all!!
I recently finished a Home Away From Home project with two color options for the living room. It’s always nice to show a client how versatile their existing pieces can be with just a few simple changes. This living room has dark espresso wood floors, a fresh coat of soft blue paint on the walls and a fabulous creme sofa to anchor the space. Here are the additions we suggested!
COLOR OPTION #1: GREEN & TEAL
With such simple basics in place, adding a pop of color and pattern will bring the room into the eclectic chic feel my client is after. The silk drapes bring in a touch of sophistication while the warmer green hue is fun and a great accent against the blue walls. By using pillows and x-benches to bring in more of the green and teal accent color, this room screams chic!
Another accent chair option.
Green Accent Pillows | Teal Accent Pillows | Patterned Pillow
COLOR OPTION #2: BLUE & YELLOW
If a softer look & feel is what my client is more comfortable with, this palette is going to be the best choice. By using an eclectic patterned drape, we are able to set the stage for the blue and yellow accents. When we change out the rug with something more simple but still graphic, the overall feel stays eclectic. I love mixing patterns in a room, it keeps you eye moving. And by keeping the pattern similar in color, they will relate well to each other.
Drapes In Boteh Jade: I love the fact that we can do the drapes or roman shade. I also like the white with blue accent roman shade mixed with the drapes.
Blue Accent Pillow | Zig Zag Accent Pillow | Yellow Accent Pillow
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