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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

It's Finally here...

Well , all the hours of searching, sifting through fabrics, styles , etc.  have finally resulted in a completed Family Room to show you. This was our 5th project they had entrusted us with, and with each project their trust grew, but a desire to have a fresh new look gave them a few nerves.. 
They were wanting to accomplish a small list of desires for their growing family of four & their adorable dog , Buddy ...

On the list was larger, deeper sofas that hubby could stretch out on... boys could lounge on with their friends...  Storage , and the hiding of a little “ Mess ” ( you know boys will be boys ) 
I like a challenge, but on the list & a high priority was a recliner that had a pattern.. you know- not just a standard old solid or leather.. 
So, with that challenge , I found a nice shaped new one & we promptly had it re-covered ( I know it was new ) in a sleek, graphic print that made it pop !   And, it was a little unexpected with all the other fabrics that were softer, textural and less bold to be sure.
 I always like to have one item that is unexpected, makes a statement and gives the room a little edge. 

  Buddy is a cutie, but you know what, best of all  - he matches our color scheme :)  

Colorful Cubes replace a more traditional "coffee table " 

We kept the family fireplace photo and added new large hurricanes, green glass bottles, spheres and cream books to update. We painted over dark vases, reused some of her greenery & replaced the fireplace screen with an overall circular pattern - complimenting the fabric of her new panels....

Bookcases are styled for a clean, fresh new look. Varying
shades of greens, charcoals and creams added to the overall
color scheme of the room.

The styling of the custom sofas made them a little less traditional and let my clients hedge towards a more transitional look without a full commitment.  The updated leg, and simple arm says current and fresh. They still retained the "softness " in styling they were looking for, not to mention the comfort factor we all want.  We want our men comfortable !

This is the very pretty & shapely table on which that lovely Green lamp is perched !
A little detail and the way in which the woodwork is headed.. just a little lighter.

The next step will be to do a finish on ALL the woodwork in this and surrounding areas adjacent to this room in a light creamy tan/oatmeal color to better compliment the scheme. 
Oh... can we say lovely ? 

Ok, we are off to start on their updated Living Room- getting it ready for all 
the visiting relatives this holiday season.

Then-  I want to take some time to create some special handmade things for our 
girls this Christmas- whew... with 6 of them I had better get started. 

Diana & Aubrie
Aging the home gracefully, Home decor with a past.  

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  1. Great job...and I love your green accents...think we will see more of green in 2013. Congratulations!

  2. Green is so fresh & clean.. and one of her favorite colors. And yes, I agree we will be seeing more
    and more in the green family.

  3. Great job! love the ottomans. They add a great touch to the design.

  4. You did such an amazing job - this room looks amazing and I cannot wait to see all the other rooms once they get completed :)