Inspiration Board - Client Family Room

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


I had the pleasure of meeting with a new client a few weeks ago who was looking to update her family room.  She and her husband live in a beautiful brick traditional home built in the 1970's.  Her requirements for the space were 1.  It had to be comfortable - it is room where they watch tv  and gather as a family.  2.  They like traditional furnishings and have some amazing antique pieces to incorporate into the space.  3.  They are art collectors and want to showcase their pieces.. 4.  The room had to coordinate with their existing area rug.  They have a house full of gorgeous antique rugs, too!  She also mentioned that even though she wants a traditional space, she doesn't want "old lady"!  (how cute is she?)  


Their family room is a lofty space with 10" ceilings that rise up into a wood-clad cathedral ceiling with dark wooden beams.  There is a wood floor and built-in bookcases that flank a floor to ceiling stacked stone fireplace.


Here is the existing rug







And here is the mood board for the room





I decided to go with a cobalt blue and sunflower yellow color scheme because it was traditional and vibrant,  and the client wanted a "happy" space. The coral pillow and other (yet to be found) orangey-red accents will tie the room's design to the existing rug.   I chose the iron & glass chandelier from Ballard Designs to replace the existing ceiling fan and add some sparkle to the room's rustic elements.  The sunburst mirror from Crate & Barrel is made of driftwood and I love how it plays off of the sparkly chandelier.  


I chose fabrics with modern motifs in classic colors to bridge the gap between old and new, and that adorable elephant side table from Two's Company (through Amazon) for a bit of whimsy.  


Overall, I wanted to achieve a look that is comfortable, fresh and timeless.


Lots of work this week - hope yours is going great!










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27 comments:

alison (semi-fab lane) said...

i love the colors and mixture of patterns/textures!

Everton Terrace said...

Really like that white elephant. Think the rug photo might be sideways...

Sharon @ Real Estate Resuscitation said...

Love it!

A Perfect Gray said...

great board...would love to see the final results...

Kathysue said...

I can only imagine how happy she is with this design, it is a happy and fresh but still grounded. Good luck and busy is good in this business,kathysue

Annie Wilcox Designs said...

Keep us posted on the progress, the good the bad and the gorgeous. Good luck, I think they will love it.

dovecote Decor said...

Come to High Point and visit us, so you can shop where Ballard shops. It is quite the cultural experience. I did see Eddie Ross there in April, so... you will have to call me for some tips on where to stay. Love the lacquer Navy on the walls.
Liz

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Jade @ Flip Flops + Pearls Design said...

Their room is going to look so good when it's complete! Can't wait to see it!!

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Naomi@ThirteenandSouth said...

love the color combo- very fresh! And those table lamps are fab.

The girl in the brick house said...

I think the room will come up fab!
Jane

remodel_addict said...

Love this...can't wait to see the finished product!

Paper Tree Design said...

So glad I stumbled across your blog! Love the mood board you did for this client ..... and a 1970's home - fantastic!! I am currently studying interior design, so I look forward to your next post. Michelle

Style Attic said...

This is so great because a) you did a lovely presentation and b) I've always loved yellow and blue. It got such a bad rep when overused with country and ducks for a time, so I find that people hesitate when they hear them as a pair. No question this is gorgeous and fresh :)

Erika at BluLabel Bungalow said...

yes!!! I love the global influences and bold colors. That House Beautiful cover is such a great inspiration, too!

A Flair for Vintage Decor said...

Love the colors & patterns...and that elephant side table is a favorite of mine!! Take care, Caroline

Shannon said...

Just found your blog and am hooked! Beautiful room! Love yellow!

Debby said...

Love the mood board, your color choices and sense of fun that the room will have! xo

shari @ little blue deer said...

It is going to be fab! Love the yellow chevron, can't wait to see the end result, Kim! XO!

AB HOME Interiors said...

Love yellow! I think it is my new favorite color!
xo
amanda

Leah said...

Oh the yellow and blue combo is so striking! I love it!

Luvs!

Teresa Hatfield said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I love your blog and will certainly be back to visit!

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

You most definitely did not give her a geriatric look! I'd love to hang out in this room and watch tv.

Erica @ Decorica said...

How fun! Those lamps are pretty cool. Thanks for stopping by my guest post over at Odi et Amo today!

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

love that mood board - hope we get to see the finished room, it's going to look sensational!