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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