A Client Update

Thursday, August 1, 2013

A while back I mentioned that I was working with a local client on several rooms.  The living room is the first priority and many changes are already taking place.

The wish list for the room included:

  1. Window treatments
  2. Furniture/art placement for wall behind sectional
  3. Fireplace surround
  4. Bookcase/built-ins styling

The plan is to go with custom linen panels with Greek key trim on the leading edge in 1 1/2 width to flank the large windows across the back of the room.  Also, the wall behind the sofa needed a plan so I recommended using a demilune table there (in a high traffic area with small children sometimes this is best) with botanical prints arranged above and possibly lamps.

Here is the mood board I created for the living room.

The fireplace surround will eventually be replaced with a charcoal slate.  I know that we were tossing around other ideas, but long term I think this will be best.  The idea is to go with something classic and timeless rather than trendy and easily dated.  I also recommended a round-ish mirror for above the mantle to break up all of the angles in the room.

My client has already done a nice job with her built-ins, but wants them look more finished.  I recommended lining them with blue grasscloth to visually fill in the space and give a more finished look.

We are getting together next so week so I just might have a few new pictures to share.

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  2. I love the idea of grasscloth wallpaper behind the bookshelves! It will give the space so much texture.....Love the mood board!

  3. I like your board Rene...it's gonna look fantastic. Like the idea of the grass cloth in the built-ins too.

  4. great ideas Rene! i love this, esp the grasscloth!


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