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!