The Project Reveal as Promised

While we did reveal the end result of our first design book, we never did really focus on the project itself…so now we are!  The space started out looking like this:

Here is the floor plan that we started out with. The client wanted to buy all new furniture and accessories as well as repaint her living room.  The only things we had to work around were the existing fireplace and the existing TV stand and location.  The client has a traditional style, and is looking for a fresh look.

Using the existing tones in the fireplace as a starting point, as the client wished for it to remain as-is, we put together the following concept board:

Here’s the final layout:

And the elevations:

Now for the breakdown…The layout remains similar to the existing, due to the limiting location of the television as well as the lack of solid walls.  The room is just a touch too small to float the furniture away from the walls and maintain proper clearances.  However, by increasing the scale of several of the pieces and adding an ottoman to fill in the dead space that was there before, the layout is fresh and functional.

1. We decided that the fireplace wall should serve as an accent wall, but we accomplished this by using the stone and some new curtains rather than a paint color. We went with full length Pottery Barn curtains (Peyton Linen Cotton Drape in Ember) to really make a statement.

2. A large scale triptych really helps balance out the only other full wall in the room (Target, Myah Wall Panels).

3. We thought the charcoal (with a slight touch of blue) fabric  in the Dean Sofa from Room & Board was the perfect complement to the rusty orange.  We made sure to select tailored, classic furniture in clean lines that should stand the test of time a bit better than the existing pieces.

4-6. The Hako Occasional Table from World Market provides a good location for the Iron Rings Table Lamp from Pier 1 and a small picture frame (Pottery Barn, Wood Gallery Single Opening Frames in Espresso).

7. The Addin chair in Bourbon Leather from Pottery Barn brings back a little bit of that rusty tone to complement the charcoal gray along with a change in material to create some interest and variety in the seating.

8-10. The Chelsea Sectional Lamp in Bronze, also from Pottery Barn, provides the right amount of lighting so someone can curl up with a good book in the oversized Axis Chair with matching Ottoman. Plus it’s just big enough for two small people to snuggle in!  We’ve returned to the charcoal color in these pieces from Crate & Barrel in order to create unity between the two seating groups.

11. The Basic Accent Table in Brown was selected because of it’s smaller scale–it was able to tuck in nicely right next to the chair and ottoman without getting in the way.

12. The lighting levels in the room were rounded out by placing a third lighting fixture, the Avington Floor Lamp from Target (no longer in stores), in the southwest corner of the room next to the Dean Sofa .

13. The Madera Coffee Table has similar lines to the remaining tv stand, and has a slightly larger scale than the original table.

14-16. We finished our design by accenting with some accessories at the fireplace. We choose the Lume Candleholders from Crate & Barrel (no longer in stock), one in each size for some variety in height. The Scoop Frame in Walnut from Target was placed on the hearth along with the Paprika Vase from Crate & Barrel for the bright pop of color it brought to the space.

Not numbered are the throw pillows we selected for use on all seating options. We made sure to select a variety of shapes, sizes and colors just to make things interesting! The pillows we used are: the Wave Chartreuse Pillow from CB2, the Chaparrel Melon Pillow from Crate & Barrel, the Hayward Shale Pillow from Crate & Barral and the Prairie Pillow in Rust and Charcoal from Inhabit. The chartreuse pillow is important, because the space would be way to matchy-matchy without it. Thanks to this unexpected color, the space is coordinate without looking too perfect.  (We like to stick to pillows with down inserts and removable covers – the down holds its shape much better than poly-fill pillows, and the covers can be removed for washing or swapped out entirely for a new look!)

There you have it! Everything has been ordered and is en route, so we will be updating with the full before and after in a few weeks! This was a fun project to work on and we’d love to hear your thoughts!


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3 Responses to The Project Reveal as Promised

  1. Wow, I love the items you chose and the color scheme! I’ve been eyeing up a Room and Board sofa myself, I wonder how they hold up with two cats that love to puke? ha

    • EFeDesigns says:

      Gee Sara, what are you letting those cats eat?!! 😉 The material on this one is velvet, so it actually might clean up ok as it’s not a loose weave. Plus the color is really dark, so it should hide more than most!

  2. EF eDesigns says:

    […] table, and a small one is in order here, so I’ve tossed in one from Target that we used in a past project.  I’ve also been hinting to my husband that I would like some bookshelves in that corner […]

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