Friday, January 4, 2013

A collected living room design

We made it through the first week of 2013. Cheers to you. You should really pat yourself on the back, it is truly a fete. Today I am sharing the design plans for my clients' living/family room. They currently have this bright white space that is meant to be a sitting/lounging area. No TVs or electronics allowed please. I love the tradition that my client is instilling in her home. Everyone needs a space like this, where people are forced to interact without technological interruptions. 
The goal of the space was to provide a ton of seating for they entertain frequently. I wanted to keep the space a white backdrop and add pops of vibrant colors. 
This enviable coffee table you spot below is an existing piece of the client. I am slightly jealous over here I have to say. We are going to slap some black lacquer on this baby and it will be ready to roll. Who doesn't adore the campaign hardware? I mean come on. This piece is begging to be styled. 
On to the next one. The mantle. To continue on with the theme of seating, two tufted club chairs have been added, and also x-benches for footstools (not seen here). I see this as the perfect place to sit by the fire and read a book. Put your feet up. Stay awhile. You know? Picturesque. 
Here the space is currently. The chairs will obviously be swapped out. Such a blank space. You know I love my spaces tabula rasa style. 
On to the last lone wall in the room. When you enter into the space, as seen above, this spindle chair will be the first thing you see, facing the mantle. Again, goal was to create more and more and more seating. And more. Both my client and I have had our eye on that spindle chair for sometime and I have to tell you, I just adore the classic vibe it adds to any design. The emerald green credenza will be flanked with a wishbone chair and adorned with a mix and match gallery art wall. 
As you can see, this bare wall is crying for a credenza. Sobbing really. The backs of the built in bookcases in the space will be lined with grasscloth and styled to perfection. 
And here is our fabulous Craigslist find credenza. As noted above, this will be painted the color of the year, emerald green. Rich, luxe and fabulous. Even the tiger and the baby girl are giving their stamp of approval. I knew I liked this little girl. Isn't the detailing ah-mazing? You know it is. 
So whatchu think? I cannot wait to share the progress with you as my client is off to a running start. What are you dolls up to this weekend? I need to do some housekeeping (ahem) and work of course. For serious. I hope y'all have a ground breaking weekend. See you next week. Love you. Mean it. XOXO

21 comments:

  1. I absolutely love it. The credenza is a real score and the layered textiles are so warm and inviting.

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  2. wow this is going to look amazing! can't wait to see the finished project. what a great craigslist find too - it'll look so good all green-ed up!
    -- jackiejade.blogspot.com

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  3. i SO wish i could find things on CL - great score!

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  4. Yeay! I'm so happy for that client. beautiful! The credenza is oh so fine and will be even finer in that green. That coffee table is so cool. Love your plan friend! PS I do wish there was a tutorial on fox sweaters! you are too funny.

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  5. Love it! I can't wait to see the finished project. It's going to be such a fun living room! Have a great weekend!

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  6. Spot on perfection! Every detail...for reals.

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  7. Can't get enough of that gallery wall and the green credenza!! Grabby hands!

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  8. I LOVE it!!! Where are the rugs from????

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    1. Hi Amy! Rug is from Rugs USA: http://www.rugsusa.com/rugsusa/rugs/rugs-usa-akersim-berber-shag/pink/200BSBB90A-59094.html

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  9. I love love that coffee table!

    http://itsthelittlethingsblog.blogspot.com

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  10. I love it so much, especially the Emerald credenza! Yels x

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  11. Love it! I too have been noticing the spindle chairs on blogs and Pinterest
    Could you please share a manufacturer that you like??? I live in San Diego, Ca.....

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  12. Wow!
    look at my ideas!

    http://cameleongifts.blogspot.de/

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  13. I'm totally in love with that coffee table!!!!!!

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  14. LOVE IT! That crezenda is amazing as is. Can't wait to see what you do with it!

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  15. Craigslist find for the win. LOVE the bones...it will be awesome in green! Can't wait to see it come together, Lindsay!

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  16. I cannot wait to see the emerald credenza!! I just ordered 5 new pillows for my LR to freshen up for 2013 but i may need to add an emerald credenza to the list! Bravo on the design.

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  17. I love your blog and so happy to have discovered it. I HAD to have those Target X benches and was thrilled to find there were 2 left last night! Thanks for the inspiration. Those chairs are EXACTLY what I've been looking for - great find!

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  18. It's all wonderful.You did a fabulous job.I cherished all the effort that you've made on your blog.Keep up posting.

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  19. Thanks for sharing, great job! Footstools are my favourite items of furniture in the home as they offer so many great things such as seating and a place to rest your feet. Thanks again and BTW great blog, keep up the good work.

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