a few months ago, i was contacted by a client in arizona who needed some help with her formal living room.
i suggested she opt for a phone consultation + pinterest board.
here is what her living room looked like
she wanted some simple updates for the space, wanted to keep her original furnishings, and needed to keep the paint color the same, since the living room is open to a large portion of the house.
she had recently purchased some pillows from pottery barn with a robins egg blue and red and wanted to keep the color scheme established by the pillows.
here a a few of the things we discussed during our phone call:
**add a neutral rug to tone down the formality of the armoire and other furniture.
**add new lamps
**move the round table to the other side of the sofa to create balance and bring the side chair more in front of the console table
**change the upholstery on the side chairs to a simple, classic stripe
**paint the small console table blue to break up all of the brown
**add items to the side of the large painting, and some shelves to the side of the armoire for
**add a simple fabric to the back of the armoire for some contrast
**change the small side table near the armoire to a metal one with classic lines and top with a live plant
** add some additional pillows in blue
i pinned my ideas and suggestions to the pinterest board that i created for her, and we talked through the ideas during our phone call.
as you can see, the changes are rather minor, but make a big impact.
my favorite change (and hers!) are the chairs she has reupholstered in a wide taupe and ivory stripe.
the textured rug and the accents of glass (lamps), metal (side table), and color (console table and pillows) really help to update the room.
are not sure what to do? need advice on color? fabrics? floor plan layout?
contact me and schedule a time for us to chat! i am currently accepting clients for full room designs
for august and september, but i can fit a phone consultation or a pinterest board + phone consultation ANY time!
feel free to email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org