I was asked to step in and help come up with some ideas for the living room in this family's new apartment they will be renting. My client sent me a photo of the living room as is seen on the leasing company's website.
This is a light-filled space with a nice size living area and a bar-top area with seating that faces into the kitchen to be used for quick meals, computer time, homework, etc.
Existing elements include - the wall color, a sectional, coffee table, and side table that my client already picked up for the room.
This image below was one that my client was drawn to:
Image courtesy of Arhaus
My client wanted the space to include blues, reds, greens, and mix patterns to create a fun, luxurious look for the family. She was looking for a mix of pillows, drapery, lighting, bar stools, and a rug for layering on top of the wall-to-wall in the living area.
I took the feedback that she gave me above and sent her two different design boards for review.
Here is the first look:
The fabric at the top represents the fabric that is on the sectional. It looks like a very small animal print, so I'm treating that as a neutral and added some fun with patterns in the pillows, different textures, and color. You'll see at the top left that I've proposed painting the stools black with the exception of the rush seat and the stretchers.
And here is the second look that I presented:
You can see I played with the color palette a little bit here. It's a much different look than the first board just with the switch in textiles on the pillow patterns and drapery.
I can tell you that she chose one of these boards already and we've made a few tweaks to it. We've added a few elements and switched a few things around, which I will follow-up with in my next post.
Everything is good here with us after Sandy paid us a visit. We had a lot of rain and high winds, but we never lost power so we are very fortunate. There are many areas without power and destruction and my thoughts are with all of you.