Stephanie's Living Room

It's been a while since I've shared any client work, so I thought I'd share just the design boards from a project that is just wrapping up on my end (they'll be implementing the design on their own for the most part). This was fun because Stephanie is a local Seattle client, but since she just wanted a plan that she and her husband could put into place over time, it was basically an e-design project with perks (namely, I'll accompany her on a trip to the antique stores and HomeGoods for a few final touches next month).

First we did the living room (which connects to the dining nook). Stephanie already had a couple great mid century modern pieces (including dining set) so I tried to pick pieces that would complement those and add a bit of a traditional but contemporary touch to balance them out.

We've made a few tweaks since I sent this over a week ago, but for the most part, this is still the idea. A seating area near the fireplace (with new built-in-bookshelves) on top of a striped rug. The center blue and white fabric is a small print for draperies. Near the front door, a grasscloth table will have an ottoman tucked under it, with a runner in front. Above the table will be a gallery wall of Stephanie's existing art collection. There is no TV in this room, so a large mirror will hang over the fireplace with some art propped up around it.

In the back room (the boy zone, for Stephanie's husband and son) I chose pieces designed to make a comfy space to watch TV and visit with friends.


There is a whole wall of windows in the room, so there will be a linen curtain panel between each one. A big rug, big sofa, and storage (under the wall mounted TV) ground the room. I added some fun touches like the blue side table (between a pair of the chairs) and a moroccan pouffe. A pair of side tables and lamps keep the palette subdued but still stand out from the simple draperies.

I can't wait to see the plan take shape as Stephanie and her husband Erik begin to purchases pieces (again, with some tweaks we've made along the way). Hopefully I'll be able to share some after pictures with you in a few months or so.

If you're interested in creating rooms like this in your own home, check out my local and e-decorating services and get in touch for a quote.

*Out of respect for my clients, I no long include resources for mood boards on my blog, but email me if you absolutely HAVE to have something!