Design Project: A Great Great Room.

This was such a fun project to work with a fabulous client. She was completely stuck on where to take her space. The room that was giving her the most trouble was the great room. The room in open to the kitchen and dining room and also acts as a major traffic flow are to the bed rooms. Our client has a very fun and vibrant personality and her space just wasn't relecting that. She was aching for a little color and pizzazz in her room. Here is the before (please excuse for horrible camera phone pic):

The floor plan was key in this space. The room was quite long and narrow with a lot of features (windows, fireplace, TV) competing for the spot light. Here is what we came up with:

A sectional sofa seemed to be the best solution for a lot of seating without a lot of wasted space. Because the back of a sofa is never a very inviting site, we added a great sofa table with a pair of lamps to bring in a little task lighting. This furniture arrangement allows all of the features to be viewed still creates a conversation grouping. We placed a long custom bench under the window that can be pulled up to main group during family game night.

When selecting the furniture pieces we wanted to keep the upholstery classic with clean lines and add in some unique case goods that brought a little color into the space and added some feminine curves.

Our next challenge was the TV. We felt the large armoire was really crowding the space and intruding on the rest of the room, but we still needed something with impact to hold it's own on that large wall. Here's what we came up with:

A series of bontanicals is a great way to add some impact with art without spending a lot of money. The red credenza was chosen to bring in a little personality and keep the room from feeling heavy. Since the kitchen is open to this space, we didn't want to overwhelm the room with a lot of heavy wood tones.

The pizzazz in the room was added with soft furnishings. We selected a great trailing branch fabric for the window treatments that will really frame the window and introduce all of our accents colors of red, green, and light aqua. This fabric brought in such a playful feel to the space and was complemented with all of the throw pillows sprinkled throughout. A thick and chunky jute rug in a classic houndstooth pattern grounds the space while adding some much needed texture.

We can't wait to see the finish space.