WOW— the room did not even come close to reflecting how amazing this family is in the before…. the cold, stark walls paired with the angry red accents and hodge-podged furniture was far from reflecting the cozy, comfortable or exciton family. We had to spice it up and give this justice to this family!
Here is the Drab… BEFORE:
And the FAB After:
We added the beautiful mineral blue paint on the walls to breathe life into this room, followed with the faux finish glazing down the angry red into a beautiful softer persimmon- peach. The entire main floor is not cohesive designed connected without being 80s matchy/matchy- but more of a beautiful ensemble- that is orchestrated and executed to perfection. Each room echoes similarities with each other and coordinates beautifully. The colors are pop of teal, mango, soft peach persimmon, turquoise, weathered grey, dark kona, and black and cream.
The room lacked the fun personality that the family had - so we gave it to them….with pizazz and pop! The before couches were hodge-podged and pieced together with the “had before” pair of chairs. We moved those couches from this room to the new reading room and bought a new teal one and found a beautiful (budget friendly) 1950s french persimmon mohair/velvet one (off of Craigslist!) that we revamped and revived. We did some magic and faux treated the wood to a weathered grey and glazed it and then added some bling with the brass nailhead trim. It is one of my favorite (cost effective) things that anyone can do— I will do a tutorial for y'all soon! Eclectic design is fun and interesting…. By combining the modern sofa with the french antique one, we gave this room depth- conversation and excitement. These couches are now are full of sass and style and are easily snuggle up with a bowl of popcorn, watching a movie or have family game night, comfortably.
The buffet before was not the right size/scale for the massive television. We switched it to one with the necessary character and charm and revved it up a bit by adding faux finishes. It now doubles as functional storage for tv components, Dvds, games as well. The antique pair of channel back chairs flanking the buffet were also a craigslist score that we reupholstered in black and cream coordinating fabric with teal piping and teal pop of paint on the wood. They are perfect addition to any extra guests that need comfortable seating during family game night! The side tables are a matching dark kona coffee color that we faux painted a weathered grey glaze on the top - which all coordinates well with the reading rooms coffee table. The sea glass pair of lamps were given a easy design trick of custom by adding black ribbon to the shade. This ties in with the existing cream colored roman shades, that we also added a 3” band of black fabric too- — which all coordinates well with the custom AWESOME zig zag chevron draperies. Its the small details that add all the ummmmppph needed to make a room look like it belongs in a magazine. Our version is livable and all under budget- done with sass and style and coordinated design which is consistent throughout the entire main floor.
OH…. the Photo wall…. adds excitement. We took mix-matched frames and painted them within our color scheme and played with positive and negative space as well as size and scale. This is an eclectic design must- which gives the room.. some boom- The side work table- is an inherited family piece and is also the perfect spot for the studious to get homework done.
The fireplace was done up with easy art projects and photo canvases that are a focal point- with the backdrop faux paint finish of the shimmery sand faux paint treatment that is also echoed in the main hall.
The small bistro table and chairs set behind the sofa add another eating/or extra seating space- and the chairs were reupholstered with remnant fabric-
throw pillows are changeable for seasonal decor and the built in bookshelves, now the soft persimmon off artifacts and photos from the families vacations and travels.