Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Initial Family Room Design Board

I realized that I never got a chance to show you the initial design board for the family room that I'm working on. The homeowners were getting new hardwood floors, new paint throughout, and new built-in cabinetry as well as a makeover to their fireplace.




They hired me to help out with the layout and decorating details once the bigger projects are completed. Here is the initial design board I drafted for them...


This is a decent size family room, so they want to maximize the space as much as possible. They are a family of 5 and like to entertain frequently, so seating is really important. There will be a lot of decisions to make once more of the bigger updates have been done, but this is initially my thought for color palette and some of the zones that will be going on in this room. 

The walls will be SW Aleutian Blue. We are definitely going to incorporate red accents into the room as well. The idea for the color scheme came from those two watercolor paintings in the top left corner. They are paintings of Philadelphia that will work really nicely in this space - personal touches are always important in making a space yours. They are not in matching frames right now, but they will be once they are mounted on the wall.

This is round 1 for them and I'm sure it will evolve a bit from here. So far I've found that my clients want to change the pillows a bit or prefer one fabric to another, so I'm all ears when it comes to listening to their feedback and offering suggestions.  

It's been a great experience so far starting my own business - I've learned a ton in a short amount of time but I know that there is still a lot more to learn. One of these days I'll do a post on my experiences so you get an inside look to what really goes on behind the scenes.

**Also, head over to check out how Amber updated her dining room. Blogging can really open up the door to so many ideas, and I'm flattered that Amber took me up on an idea I had for her dining room (thank you Amber!). She's really done a great job with the room and put her own touch on it. 

Have a great day!

15 comments:

  1. Beautiful mood board! The addition of red is really fun :).

    And ps, I would LOVE, love, love to read a post about your adventures of starting a business. It would be so interesting.

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  2. Nothing like an inspiration board to get you motivated and moving forward! Great job :) Can't wait to see how it comes together!

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  3. Oooh, this room is shaping up to be a beauty, Holly! Love that you started with the client's watercolors as the color inspiration. Loove all those pillows together! I really like the pops of black and white too. Can't wait to see more!

    PS. Amber's dining room is really cool. It does look pretty good without the rug;) I like that stencil, it'll be too bad if she paints over it already!!

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  4. I was noticing all of your seating options before I started reading, you did a great job incorporating all of those. The punches of red, black and white are perfect to keep it from being too formal. I'm sure they're thrilled to have you helping them!

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  5. This room is going to be amazing! I love the soothing wall color and the pops of red too. So proud of you and your success!

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  6. I love the pops of red Holly! This looks like a big project...I'm excited to see how it turns out.

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  7. You do such a nice job of mixing old and new pieces, all while keeping it fresh and fun! This looks like a relaxed space with great personal touches. I love the mix of pillows--is that striped one from Privet House at Target? I'm LOVING all of that stuff and look at it every time I'm there! Keep us updated with progress photos.

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  8. Looks so fresh and comfortable. Carry on with it all!

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  9. What a fun project! I can't wait to see the finished results with all your great ideas! By the way, I popped over to see Amber's dining room and what a great difference taking the rug out made! Good call :D

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  10. Great design board, Holly! I have loved the console/buffet for a long time - I am looking for something for my dining room. This is going to be a fun space!

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  11. Love the inspiration artwork and how you culled from those. Can't wait to see the room come together Holly!

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  12. You proposed such great stuff in your mood board. No doubt the room is going to look amazing when finished.

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  13. Congratulations to you on the start of such a successful decorating business! There is no doubt there will be continued success and happy clients. And thanks so much for the shout out! :)

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  14. Can't wait to see the finishing touches of the place. I know this is going to be turned out so great! :)
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