Monday, November 16, 2009

A Lovely Little Redo

I recently received a couple requests to show more before & after rooms. I love to look at before & afters as well, so I completely understand the draw. Here is a recent project that I have completed and would love to share with you.
This is the formal living room of one of my lovely clients. You can see in the before photos that the room was needing some attention. The family wanted to use this room but it was sad and didn't have any direction.

The client inherited a piano from a family member and wanted this room to be it's new home.
We were able to use many of the pieces that the client already owned by giving them a new life with fresh paint and luxurious new fabrics.

On the far wall, I removed the dated tapestry, that was too small for the space, and installed a collage of art. We reupholstered the bench that was in front of the window in a fresh geometric and pulled it up to the piano for a chic new life. The bergere chairs were originally upholstered in a beautiful olivey leather that looked fabulous with the new color palette. However, the dated oak finish made the leather look dull, so we had the chairs painted a sharp satin black and added custom pillows in a gorgeous Robert Allen fabric trimmed with a contrasting French cord.

Notice the old bench in front of the window and the bergere chair not looking quite as fabulous as it does now. The red silk drapes with tassel trim were dark and dated and, frankly, didn't do much for this room.

Simple panels in creamy linen, banded in chocolate linen, adorn the windows and draw the eye up, visually maximizing the wonderful ceiling height in this space. We also added a beautiful hand knotted Persian rug in gold, cream and black. This particular rug, with it's muted colors and soft, worn look, could easily pass as an heirloom. It adds a little patina to the space, which I think every room needs!

This is a closer look at some of the details. The new bench fabric, the bergere chair and new pillow, the fabulous hand knotted rug and just a glimpse of our gallery wall.
You can see how minimal changes to this space have completely transformed it! The client loves her new space and they actually use this room now.
It is a lovely little redo!


Anonymous said...

It's amazing what you were able to do with their existing stuff. Bravo!

Maria@Live Beautifully said...

Thank you! People often overlook their own things because they can't picture what can be done to give them new life.
Thanks for your comment :)