Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Living Room Remodel- Gray Walls, Neutral Furniture, and Blue Accents

 This living room presented a few challenges that were remedied with large-scale artwork, a neutral pallet, cozy textures, and functional pieces of furniture.

 A large and bright painting directs the eye toward the fireplace focal point rather than up to the asymmetrical windows.

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      Living Room

 A round mirror is used to balance out the empty space to the right of the window and create a more balanced room.

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The window seat benches are light enough to move into the backyard or in front of the fireplace when guests come over.

 The double coffee tables can be pushed together to create one large table or be pulled apart to serve as side tables or individual diner tables.

The next step?  Installing fabric roman shades in a neutral tone.  When the shades are up it will make the space even MORE cozy.

 The inexpensive blue stools add a pop of color and are also multi-functional.

 The previous homeowner had the sofa pushed up against the windows.  It is always best to float furniture in a room.  The window is too far away from the entertainment unit and it created a room that felt awkward and cold.  By floating the sofa it is more intimate and you get the added bonus of extra seating below the window.

 A mix of textures creates a well designed room.

 This sofa table seems to be made for this sofa.  It has a shallow depth but a long enough length.  A sofa table should always cover at least 75% of the space.  You can go with a height that touches just below the sofa, like in this case, or you can go even lower (think coffee table height). 
 What to do with high windows that are asymmetrical?  The low height of the window apron was also a challenge.  I try to avoid blocking windows. 

1 comment:

  1. Very elegantly done! The neutral colors with certain dark accents are just great! Did you do any lighting re-fixing or adjusting? When we remodeled our home we had to because somehow the lighting didn’t seem right when we completed the remodeling. Had to touch base with www.lighting55.com to help us out.