Monday, April 28, 2014

Collected

This wonderfully collected and eclectic living room is just off of this kitchen that I recently showed you.  These wonderful clients had lots of fun pieces that were inherited through their family and they wanted to include them in their new design.  We added lots of fresh new pieces, like the Lucite console behind the sofa, to balance the old and give the space a 'collected over time' vibe and prevent the room from feeling like a room full of old furniture.
This fabulous sofa, that was inherited from her mother, is one such example of this as well.  I blogged about it's drastic makeover here.  The bright new fabrics and modern bolster, as opposed to typical throw pillows, have given this piece a brand new life.
The touch of zebra layered on top of the jute rug underfoot gives a touch of playful pattern.
We designed a fun, and a bit funky, little powder bath that is off of this space as well.  That will be coming up soon.
We have been tackling lots of home improvement projects around our house lately.  I love that about spring!  I'm in my second trimester now and loving the return of my energy, thank you Lord!  One project that I'm super excited about is a harlequin espalier wall in the courtyard at the front of our house.  I've had several people express some interest in how we are doing this, so stay tuned for a post to fill you in :-)
I hope you're getting a great start to the week!
*due to client contracts, I am unable to share sources*

15 comments:

John Ahlert said...

Maria!! So happy you are blogging again and pregnant again! Congratulations! I always go to your blog when I need solid inspiration.
I hope you keep blogging!! I love your work! Jane Ahlert

Tracy said...

What a lovely space. Would you mind sharing the wall color?

justmanette said...

I wish I could get ahold of that bolster fabric!

Maria@Live Beautifully said...

Hi Jane! Thank you so much!!! :-)

Maria@Live Beautifully said...

Thanks Tracy and Justmanette! Unfortunately I can't source my contracted projects. Thanks for reading :-)

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Cherie said...

I have been eagerly awaiting the unveiling of this sofa and I must say it is so pretty. Awesome job! The juxtaposition between traditional and modern in this space is lovely to behold. I adore your rooms and am always so inspired. Congrats on your pregnancy!! God bless you and your family!

Tara said...

Maria, great job! I love the paint color and was hoping you can share it. It seems neutral, warm yet current. I love it!

John Ahlert said...

Maria, if you did not install the floors can you share what type of flooring it is. I am trying to stay with the traditional styly of our home and all the wood flooring seems to be the hand scraped. Any suggestions?? Thanks!

Maria@Live Beautifully said...

Thanks so much Cherie :-)

Maria@Live Beautifully said...

Thanks Tara, unfortunately I am unable to source my contracted design projects. Thanks for reading :-)

Maria@Live Beautifully said...

Hi Jane, I actually did source the flooring in this home as I was with this client from the beginning of construction. I'm confused by your question though. I would just not handscrape if you want the traditional smooth finish :-)

Lesley Bright said...

Lovely job on this one, Maria. Just catching up on some of the spaces I've missed, more recently.

Is that Nespole I spy used for greenery???

My cousins in Italy had them at 2 of their homes and since then I have started noticing it everywhere!

p.s. this is @ellebrightdesigns from insta :)

Maria@Live Beautifully said...

Hey Lesley! Those branches are actually loquat. I haven't heard of Nespole but if it looks like that I'd prob love it :-) Thanks for stopping by!

Leslie said...

I love your design work! I get so many wonderful ideas. I with noticed the bound seagrass rug, only the front legs are on the rug. Is there a rule for this? How do you decide the size of a rug with furniture?