Thursday, January 26, 2012

A Comfy Living Room

I'm working with a friend right now on her living room. This is the room that her and her husband (and their cute dog) spend most of their time in when they're lounging around the house. They also use this room primarily for entertaining as well, so seating was important to them. I really want to see more of their fun personalities come out in this room at the end of the day.


Their biggest challenge with this space is the layout. This photo above is only about three quarters of the room, but as you can see the room is fairly long but a bit on the narrow side. But the good thing is, they are ditching pretty much everything in the room. Buh-bye big brown sectional! :)

The key here is comfort. They still wanted the space to be comfortable, so furniture selection is important. And with any type of big furniture purchase, you want to get some mileage out of the furniture. I also thought it was important to use pieces that could move around the space as needed.


The inspiration behind the board was a calm, serene feeling using colors inspired by the beach. I proposed a few different layouts for the room as well. I also think the addition of draperies, pillows, and fun artwork will lighten up and soften the space a lot. The furniture shopping will be begin soon, and I'll be sure to keep you posted on the progress.

13 comments:

  1. So exciting! Good for you. Your ideas are beautiful. Can't wait to see how the progress.

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  2. What a wonderful opportunity Holly! Love the direction you are heading and excited to see how it all shakes out!

    Cathy

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  3. Love your bold artwork choices, Holly, they'll make a nice statement! Noticed that Greek Key trim up there, too, that is one on my list! :)

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  4. This looks like a fun project. I love the fabric and furniture pieces, I'm sure this room is going to look great!

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  5. Gorgeous! And, super comfy. What is that ikat fabric you have shown?

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  6. I see a lot of those long but relatively narrow living rooms. They seem to be common in the ranch houses here. Can't wait to see what you do!

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  7. This is awesome, Holly!! How exciting!! Love the mood board, especially the coastal vibe. This might be too personal, but are they actually paying you for your time/work or are you doing this for the experience/to help them out a bit? It would be wonderful if you were getting compensated and were starting to have design "gigs"!! Either way, great work and it'll be such a good experience! (I wish I had friends this cool!!)

    Happy 17 months, Sheila!!!! (This is getting way close to 18 months, which feels like a huge milestone to me!!)

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  8. I love pieces that are versatile as an addition to a "public" room - for storage or seating - as you have included. Very pretty colors and patterns.

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  9. Look'n good! Lucky friend to have your assistance :-)

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  10. Love the art you selected, would you mind sharing the source?

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  11. SHe is lucky to have you Holly. The mood board looks great.

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  12. Did you finish this living room? The sofa really is taking up a lot of space! I love the colors you picked!

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