Project Update: A Living Room that Hits All of the Right Notes

Remember this design board we shared forever ago? Now we get to share the finished product. Let's refresh our memory a bit. Here's the space before:P1010249And here's the space today: IMG_4725We wanted to create a soothing room with tones of gray and cream. (Do you love the look of a white slip covered sofa but you're terrified your family will destroy it? Have no fear! This sofa was installed over a year ago and this is the main living space for a family with 3 little ones and it still looks great!)IMG_4730The home owners have had this fantastic painting in storage for years just waiting for the perfect place to use it. We thought it brought in a great pop of color that we carried throughout the space in the accessories. IMG_4745 IMG_4752 IMG_4863A charcoal ottoman helps ground the main seating group. IMG_4854We added linen drapery panels with a decorative tape and mounted them high to bring a little more height to these 8' ceilings. IMG_4754We created these custom prints by layering graphics over sheet music for the families favorite songs. The grouping of the gallery around the cabinet helps balance out the fireplace directly opposite.IMG_4869

This was such a fun project to work on. We were able to really update the space while maintaining a pretty tight budget. Most people think you need to spend a lot of money to achieve the look you want but this room is shows that is not always the case. The key is creating a design plan so you can get the biggest bang for your buck and taking it in stages. This room still has 2 stages left. The game and homework section by the far window isn't complete yet (we are just using some existing furniture there for now) and there is a part of the room that is not shown in these photos that will be getting a baby grand piano in the future. Be patient and check off your design plan off in stages to get a room that truly reflects you.