Neutral with a "Pop"

We've been working with a great new client who recently purchased a new home in Day Break. The home was a previous model home and it was beautiful but it just wasn't them. The house has great dark hardwood floors but paired with the darker walls and dark cabinets they entire space just too darn dark. We began by brightening up the space with a light greige wall color. We're also lightening the space up by bringing in a whole lot of whites and creams and accenting the space with bright pops of color.

Here is the entry and front room when we began:

Again, it was a lovely space but it didn't have the brightness this family was craving. The entry is large and open but doesn't have many walls. We needed the one useable wall to really bring in a punch and be inviting. Here's our plan:

The home was also lacking a lot of function for this busy family with four children who home school. The front room needed to serve several functions for them. It needed to be a school room, a formal living room which could seat 5, and a music room with their piano and guitars. They also needed ample storage. Here are the details:

The half wall with columns and paneling we're adding provide great architectural detail in the entry while adding a little separation in the front room from the rest of the home.

On the front room side, floor to ceiling built in bookcases and along with lower bookcases provide ample storage.

Since this room needed to serve multiple functions the furniture plan was quite tricky. Originally, our clients were requesting a long rectangular table for school work but we felt a large table fit the room better. The table paired with a settee and 3 side chairs gives plenty of room for school and still looks great from the entry since this is the first room guests see as they come in.

Here are the pieces we recommended:

There weren't many existing pieces our clients' owned that they wanted incorporated into the design. This rug was one of them. We used it as our inspiration for the colors. We kept the large pieces neutral and added some pop in the accessories. Bringing in pops of the cheerful colors the family loves helps to bring joy into the space and makes the house more of a home.

Painting and construction has begun but we will share progress along the way. We've made a few tweaks in the design but thought it would be fun to share the initial design presentation so we can compare it to the finished space.

We will share the plan for the great room later in the week.

Until then, Liv joyfully.


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