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A before and an "almost" after of a client living room!

Blue and white vs. Red and Gold... thoughts?
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We have been working on this space for quite some time now and we're still not finished but I thought I'd share anyway.
What the heck?

The feeling we were going for is a very casual living room (not stuffy or fancy) where this family of six can hang out and watch TV, do homework and have family game night!

Here is the ALMOST done:




Here are the Befores:
Get ready for some red and gold people!
(sorry pics are blurry)



 
 



My kids snuck in here.... such hams!!



 NOW
Here are the almost Afters:
 
 
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 Pics are a bit blurry and some random furniture still remain)
 
 


 
 


 
 
 


Here's one last before:


And After:


What's left you ask?

Artwork/mirrors for next to fireplace

Fireplace needs to still be painted

Side tables
Bungalow 5

Rug for layering

This...

Serena and lily
Or that...

Dash and Albert

Whattcha think so far???

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Need the perfect seating arrangement? I've got the solution for you ...

Versatile and FUNctional Floor plan

 I have an awesome new client with young kids.  She's so excited to freshen up her family room which is large and bright but long and narrow.

We're  going to make this space more functional for her kids so my number one priority is to make a comfortable cozy spot for the kids to watch TV and also provide additional seating for entertaining and adult conversation.
 
Since the room is so large I'm going to design two seating areas ... one for the kids to watch TV and one for the adults to hang out and chat and have a cocktail or two or six:)
 
All the while keeping in mind this could be a room that evolves and changes as her kids get older so I'm going to provide her with a very versatile floor plan.

My answer?  Four chairs and an ottoman. It's fun, fresh and modern and if she gets bored with the look someday she can move the chairs around the house!
check it below.




 
 
 
 
sarah richardson
 
otherwise noted all images via pinterest
 
Here's the  floor plan


You can see the room is long and rectangular but plenty big for two seating areas. 
 
When you walk into the room you will be greeted by the four funky fun chairs and a table that will immediately make you want to sit down, relax and stay awhile.
 
But if you want to catch up on the latest sponge-bob square pants episode the four chairs will not obstruct your race to the sofa. Perfect, right?

Here's a few chairs that may work in your home...

oomph

layla grace


z gallerie


layla grace


restoration hardware
 
west elm
serena & lily
overstock
target
amazon
Do you have furniture placement issues in your home? Why not try four chairs and an ottoman?

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