Project Reveal: Textile, Lighting & Art Transformation
Sometimes clients come to us with the bones for a great decorating transformation - nice open space, a few base pieces, and the clincher: willingness to paint, add draperies, lighting, and hang their amazing art. It's the best feeling when clients trust your vision will translate into the space they want for their home. This project is a result of that. Not everyone can trust that you will mix these colors and patterns and the Earth will keep spinning, and you will love where you live, but these clients did.
Here's a little side by side before and after of the sitting area. We started with the pink chairs, shelves, and side tables. The tub chairs and ottoman were loaners that were headed back to their original owner. We added in the round rug and coffee table, reupholstered a pair of mid-century vintage chairs, and a Schoolhouse Electric light. Oh and the draperies! The draperies in the space made all the difference.
We convinced the clients to keep the cool original brass hardware on this piece!
The shelves were mostly items the clients had at home with a few things mixed in like this dachshund planter from District!
The clients had their living room furniture when we started, but we added in all the styling - throw pillows and blankets, trays, and arranging all the accessories to tie the two spaces together. They commissioned that painting on a trip after the room was complete. We love what it brings to the space.
The biggest transformations in this home are due the addition of textiles, lighting, and hanging their beautiful art collection! It's amazing what impact those items have. And paint! With all the colors and textures happening in the furniture and textiles and art, we kept the rest of the walls pretty simple.
But we did coat the stair wall Benjamin Moore's Kensington Blue and added this navy antelope stair runner.
But what good is a blue wall without a gold chandelier? We also replaced the sconces with Schoolhouse sconces. Which leads us to the second floor.
The master bedroom! Enter the deep blue Twenty2 grass cloth! I love that the clients were totally on board with turning this into a textured moody room. However, they get such great light in here it didn't make the space feel enclosed at all.
We started with the existing dark bedroom furniture, added the grasscloth, a new light, a rug, draperies and throw pillows. Plus we had this gorgeous suzani they purchased while traveling lined and repaired at the edges. It looks smashing with the grasscloth.
Oh PLUS we added in more of their art and this side chair.
Not the most glamorous space, but this back stair entry takes a lot of abuse. However, that doesn't mean it can't look fun! We added in a new chandelier, chair rail, and painted the bottom half a glossy (scrubbable) version of the Kensington Blue from the front stair.
We truly enjoyed transforming this space. When it comes to rooms like living rooms and master bedrooms, this project is a testament to investing in things you love - textural walls, obviously art, lighting and textiles. When you combine those things it can really make an impact on your day-to-day experiences in them.
View the full project gallery here.
Interior Design & Styling: Unpatterned
Photography: Dustin Halleck