I know how much y'all love a good before and after story - and this one is especially charming. It's the living room from the same project I shared a few weeks ago. Beautiful spaces. Gracious proportions. And TONS of light pouring in through an endless supply of windows.
Here's a peek at the before . . . .
. . . And here is the after!
We used a completely neutral palette for the envelope - sisal flooring, a neutral paint colour, and simple linen window treatments. But, we got a little punchier once we started to furnish the room. A mixture of classic leathers with persimmon tweed arm chairs - with just a few pings of yellows and oranges in the decorative accessories.
I loved this original fireplace - with the classic fan detailing and fluted uprights. The french doors lead out to the new chic dining room that I shared a few weeks ago.
Once again we were working on a very tight colour story - but, with some very well-placed accents colours of saturated oranges, bright persimmons, and saffron yellows. The layered Moroccan rug helps to define the main seating area within the larger space - but, also adds another opportunity for pattern and scale.
A gracious writing desk gives purpose
to an otherwise dormant corner. There has been a long-going debate about the use of 'brown furniture' in modern design . . . and I'm here to tell you that I LOVE it! A mixture of antiques can give a new room such amazing emotional depth - and provides a contrast point for the more modern pieces in the room.
There will be more 'before & afters' from this lovely home . . . so watch this space. If you want to see the entire completed project - take a look!