Jan 30, 2012

before + after: e-design library/music room

as promised- a few better images of a recently completed e-design plan
for a formal living room turned into a library/music room...
but first, some before pictures.
as you can see, the room is large, has high ceilings, and is open to the foyer.
the walls were already a dark red, so i knew the homeowners would be open to painting them an equally dark (but much less vivid) charcoal grey.


and, the AFTER pictures:

as you can see, we painted the walls a dark charcoal color, which the room can handle because of the high ceilings, and the fact that one wall is entirely open to the entry and hall. all of the bookcases, the piano, and the love seat already belonged to the homeowner...we added the chairs, the ottoman, a new rug, a new side table, and some lamps to spruce the room up and add some character.
there are still a few minor pieces missing--a side table for one of the blue chairs and a floor lamp next to the love seat, but overall, i am SUPER impressed with what my client has been able to accomplish. i finished this plan in late november, and even with the holidays, she managed to accomplish SO much.

interested in working together to create a more functional and beautiful space?
email me for rates at autumnclemons@yahoo.com


  1. Wow! What a beautiful space. Those drapes make the room!

  2. Gorgeous! I love the colors, and all the details.

  3. Wow, this is fabulous! Love the power of color and a few carefully chosen additions, great job, both of you!

  4. Incredible! The difference is dramatic. The new colors and pieces are so complimentary to the architecture of the room. Well done!

  5. YAY! I love seeing how updated the place looks now! The west elm mirror looks great, and I love that ottoman!

  6. I love the way the panels capture your attention immediately and the wall color is perfect.

  7. What a great transformation with continuity and beautifully updated colors!

  8. love the panels . . . can you share where they are from?

    1. they are from etsy seller martha and ash!

  9. GORGEOUS!!! I am in love with those striped curtains!!

  10. The rooom looks great. Those curtains are AMAZING!

  11. Absolutely gorgeous! Would you be willing to tell us the paint color? I love it!

  12. Great color choice! Looks like a completely different room.

  13. hi..Im college student, thanks for sharing :) inspire..!!!