If you’ve been following my blog you may be familiar with this project. I began working with this couple at the beginning of June. The scope of the project was primarily the great room where my clients wanted to replace all of the furniture. The room elements that remained the same were the fireplace and mantle, ceiling fan and hardwood floor. We changed the paint colour from a medium olive green to Benjamin Moore Manchester Tan HC-81 and the rest of the impact came from the furniture and accessories. Presentation was done at the end of July and orders placed right after. Our installation day was at the beginning of November. You can read a little more about that day here. This one room was a five month process from initial meeting to final reveal. Six weeks of consultation, planning, sourcing, and preparation for presentation with the remaining three months for order times, accessory shopping and organizing the installation . There were a few delays that postponed the install by two weeks and we are still waiting for a light fixture ordered for the dining area. It seems like I am always waiting for lighting, but that’s a whole other story….
Above the colour palette of warm teal, burnt orange and a bold black and white stripe pattern. You can see the post with more information here.
I had originally selected this Ikat fabric for the kitchen bar stools, however my clients liked it so much we decided to use it for this chair. Even though this change increased the budget, it was worth it in the end. This chair is stunning and you can see it right as you enter the front door so the visual impact of it is huge.
A close up of the striped chest vignette. One of my favorite accessories in the room is the tall, coral patterned vase on the right. I would just like to point out that I found this piece at Homesense. I have found some fabulous treasures there over the years. I think this vase is truly stunning and looks far more expensive that it actually was. If it didn’t end up working in this space I would have gladly brought it home with me ;)
For me, as a designer my vision begins with the first inspiring piece of fabric or furniture item that in turn builds the momentum for the rest of the room. Seeing this room come together exactly as I envisioned it is really rewarding. Thank you to my wonderful clients who trusted that vision and were thrilled with the outcome. As was I!
Sources: Sofas, area rug and ginger accent table, all Crate and Barrel. Leather ottoman: Elte. Ikat fabric, Kravet. Upholstered chair, Maria Tomas. Round pedestal end table, Ethan Allen. Drapery, Layers and Layers. Black and white striped chests, Pier 1.
Photography by: Lori Andrews