A Clean Slate
A young couple moved state and built a new home. Realizing they had a beautiful house that didn’t feel like a home, they took the plunge and enjoyed their first experience with an interior designer.
Contact with the clients initially began at the end of 2015 through email. At the time they informed me they were moving from out of town and were currently in the process of building a new house. They contacted me once again in April of 2016 to inform me that the house was almost complete and that they wanted my help in making it feel more like a home. Since we were not using any of the client’s current furniture, we started with a blank canvas.
We had only a few weeks before their closing to be able to complete our design presentation and install the furniture. The living room was just 1 of 6 rooms we were completing. My clients are young professionals that wanted a space to reflect them. They wanted an open airy feel to their home and expressed a love for grays and teals. It was not an option at this point to change the colors of the walls in the living room, and therefore, the light color remained. This was an exciting experience of firsts for my clients: their first home, and first time working with a designer.
My clients were ecstatic about moving into their new home that it was fun working with a blank space to create their new living room. Since we were keeping the walls a light color, including the light color stone, I knew it was important to really add the pop of color in the seating area. My main inspiration was the fabric I used on the back of the accent chairs, around which I created the rest of my color pallet. The accent chairs are located with their backs facing the entry into the living room. I kept with the neutral color in the sofa, but added color to the two other chairs that are located opposite of the accent chairs. The key for this room is that you see the four chairs with color the instant you enter the room. I used an open transitional pattern on the ottoman with a touch of teal. I also used a large area rug in the neutral color with a large modern design which serves to pull guests into the room. I selected an embroidered pattern with an ivory background and warm grays for the window treatments. The lighter background keeps the windows and area feeling light while keeping the furniture area the focal point. The artwork selected adds a mix of the colors with a little more green to compliment the green of the accent chair fabric. The final addition of accessories in the blue green and purple put the last finishing touches on pulling the colors together.