My freshman year college roommate Denise recently moved from the Windy City to the Pacific Northwest along with her husband and two adorable children. They bought a new house, and as is typical, they are now struggling to make their existing furniture work in the space. I offered to do a little design consultation for her from afar to help her out with the room. Here is what her family room / kitchen looks like now:
Sunday night was a mini design charette for me and I came up with two layouts.
And three schemes using their existing brown leather sofa. The second sofa will be moved to another room. I suggested adding a new chair so that not everything is so matchy. And a touch of white ties into the kitchen cabinets and freshens up the look.
Ballard Designs Console – $299
Ballard Designs Stratford Chair, upholstered in Casbah – $821
Martha Stewart Floating Dahlia Area Rug – $597
West Elm Martini Side Table – $129
Ballard Designs Julian Apothecary Floor Lam p – $99
LampsPlus Amberlyn Wall Mirror – $217.91
Lamps Plus Robbert Abbey Cinnamon Brown Ceramic Bronze Lamp – $207.91 each (2)
Ballard Designs Stratford Chair, upholstered in Domino Green – $797
Martha Steward Chrysanthemum Area Rug – 8 x 10 – $397
West Elm Agni Pillow Cover – $29
Home Decorator’s Collection Argyle Table – $199
LampsPlus Robert Abbey Genie Blue & Silver Ceramic Table Lamp (2)- $151.91
Denise and the fam like the coloration of Scheme 2 and 3 and Plan option 1 but want to save a little dough and keep their brown leather chair. So now that we have a direction, I’ll work on completing a more comprehensive scheme for them to implement!