When you get to start with a blank canvas like THIS
you know it's going to be a great room!
My client's are a young couple with two dogs who want a casual but sophisticated space
to entertain and hang out with friends. This family room spans the back half of the house with the kitchen being adjacent.
We want to keep the space light and airy but also cozy.
The inspiration photos (client provided) below demonstrate the feeling they were going for.
Transitional, elegant, calming, comfortable.
I started with this floor plan to allow maximum seating and a very big screen TV
as my client is a huge cinema buff.
The room is a great size for entertaining and TV watching.
I gave them lots of seating with a large sofa, 2 swivel chairs, 1 chaise in front of the fireplace
to curl up with a book or a bevy.
TV is on the right side and two consoles flank the sides of the fireplace wall.
They didn't want large built-in cabinetry and don't have lots of storage needs (yet).
Round end tables keep the space from feeling too boxy.
Here's some of the pieces that will go in the space.
Deep sofa with feather-filled back and seat cushions for maximum chillaxin'.
The low, square arms have just enough room to rest your head and take a nap.
This chair will have a swivel base that rotates 360 degrees
which is great to keep an eye on the happenings in the adjacent kitchen.
A chaise like this one is being made to fit perfectly in front of the fireplace.
It's a great lounger for one person, or a place to perch for two when extra space is needed.
This coffee table ottoman will be custom made to fit the large space -
a whopping 48"x 54" allows for table top access from all seats in the room.
It will be covered in a fabulous cobalt blue weave fabric to add a punch of colour
(and hide the dirt, really).
I love doing a soft top coffee table because it encourages people to put their feet up and relax when watching TV. A large tray on top will enable a glass to put down with ease.
The lower shelf is a great place to store books, games or just display some pretty storage boxes.
For the console tables, I wanted something sculptural with a light wood
that would complement the dark floors but also work well with the stone.
I found this marble topped beauty and it fits perfectly.
All the upholstered pieces will be done in various coordinating, neutral fabrics
with the exception of the blue ottoman.
so we're bringing in some colour and pattern on the window coverings, accessories and area rug.
Drapery panels and roman blinds will be made from this lovely printed linen.
For the rug, I want to introduce a muted blue tone
that will also be picked up in the pillows and artwork & accessories.
Some of the options being considered:
The design concept overview
A light wood media cabinet (lower right), painted wood accent tables (round table shown above),
artwork and other little goodies to make the space come to life will be added in the
Looking forward to getting this one all pulled together.