I’ve been meaning to share pictures of this project for two weeks now but every time I think I have time to sit down and right a proper post about it, there are other things on my to do list that take precedence. How do you do it, mothers? How do you do it? And I still only have one!
Not the point. That’s for a whole other post.
Today the focus is on this project I’ve been working on for a young couple who bought their first house a little less than a year ago. They both work crazy long hours so we’ve been working on it piece by piece. There are a few more things to be done to the master bedroom and office but today I’m sharing the living room, guestroom and sunroom.
There were budget constraints but I went a la Tim Gunn and made it work. We pretty much started from scratch, getting rid of most of their furniture keeping their big black bookcase and a few accessories.
They wanted something clean and fresh with a mid century modern feel and color moments.
Here’s the living room before when it was staged for selling.
nothing offensive just baaaahring. Joe and Jane could live here and you’d be like cool. Joe and Jane have no personality. No offense to anyone named Joe or Jane.
Let’s bring in some life though.
A little big more color, some pattern and now we’re talking.
Here it is on the day I went in to check on the paint job, showing some of their existing furniture. They needed a place to sit while we waited for new stuff. Say hi to Mochee, their dog.
Another before shot from a different angle.
I thought the red door was cool and bold so we decided to keep it that color.
Here it is on the day I went through all of their accessories to style this big bookcase, which was originally on this wall but felt it protruded out too much and kind of blocked that left turn into the hallway. I thought it would make more sense taking up that large wall in the living room where it now is.
guest bedroom before
Client had these wooden pieces you see on the left and I figured they’d make cool art, giving the room this worldly effect. They also echo the nightstand sides.
Adding an ethnic throw at the foot of the bed really gave the room that pattern and color it was asking for.
aka the party room.
This space was meant to just be a fun room to chill out in and hang with friends. There is complete privacy out back so it didn’t require any window treatments and because so much natural light comes in, it allowed to go bold with color.
It’s like summer all year round in this room.
And that’s it for the tour. Master and office coming soon.
photography: Bethany Nauert