Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Living Room Before & After

Hello my lovely readers! As promised last week, I bring you another recent living room project that I've been working on.



This home already had some groundwork laid in the form of beautiful, some antique, pieces of furniture inherited from their grandmother. Most of what we did for their transformation was update the upholstery on many of the pieces that were inherited and this, naturally, made the biggest impact in the space.
In this image below, you can see how the room looked before I was brought in. Lots of gorgeous furniture and upholstery frames in mismatched fabrics. You might remember the sofa from my sneak peek a couple of weeks ago.



In the image below you can see our updates.

We reupholstered all of the pieces in the room with bright, fresh fabrics. We added drapes to, not only, soften the hard lines of the plantation shutters, but bring a little color on to the walls. The drapes are Vintage Plumes in Birch from the DwellStudio collection for Robert Allen. The fabric is stunning!
The clients have this beautiful custom seagrass rug in the space and I wanted to soften and break up the expanse of it, which I did with a white cowhide. It is super soft under bare feet.
In this image, you can see another angle of the room.
Those little slipper chairs were so cute, they just needed a little face lift. We reupholstered those in another DwellStudio for Robert Allen fabric, Dotted Trellis in Dove.
Here is the sofa that you might remember from last week's sneak peek. The frame of the sofa is absolutely timeless, the fabric however, not so much. The sofa is by Century or Henredon, I can't remember which.

We reupholstered it in a fabulous textured fabric from Threads by Lee Jofa. I had the throw pillows done in a soft, snow leopard chenille by Waverly and a plush, high performance velvet by Robert Allen. We also had the sofa treated with a stain protectant to help maintain that beautiful white color with her little guy running around :-)


Here is a closeup of the nailhead detail on the arm. I love this detail and how the nailheads are horizontal instead of vertical, it's unique.



The sweet, little bergere chairs by the fireplace got a little update as well.



We reupholstered those in the same plush snow leopard chenille that is on the sofa pillows. It is really, really soft.



This classic lyre back desk chair received some new duds as well. Boteh Camel, also DwellStudio for Robert Allen :-)...We really liked that new collection!



Here is another detail of the great texture on the sofa, my favorite, nailheads, and the fabulous colors in the new drapery panels.







Our new fabrics gave their inherited furniture a whole new life in a happy and fresh new space.



A very sincere thank you to the Himoffs for trusting me with your home.



Your living room is beautiful!

6 comments:

Amy R. said...

Wow! This is a great before & after. I love how you layered the rugs and the nailhead trim really adds style to the space. Great job!

Maria@Live Beautifully said...

Thank you so much Amy, and thanks for reading :-)

Kristine: Lakeshore Cottage Living said...

Really beautiful!

Maria@Live Beautifully said...

Thanks Kristine and thanks for reading :)

Hannah Ghattas said...

Hi Maria! I love this room, and we plan on using the Robert Allen Vintage Plumes in our new living area as well! I'm trying to find the white Lee Joffa fabric that you used on the couch, but the link is not working. Can you repost a link to this fabric?
Thanks!
Hannah

Meredith said...

I love this room!! Do you know what paint color is on these walls? I am making curtains also using Vintage Plumes Birch and look for just the right paint color to use on my walls. I really appreciate the way the walls have substantial color without feeling dark or minimizing that gorgeous material. Thanks!