A NEUTRAL TEXTURED FAMILY ROOM

I recently had a client request some accessories and finishing touches to complete her room. She and her husband just purchased new carpet and furniture and they repainted their lower level.  They also had their mantle and kitchen cabinets repainted in a beautiful antique white with a warm glaze.  They added stacked stone to their fireplace in rich neutral tones.  I was asked to bring in some accessories to finish off the space.

I met with my client and I gained an understanding of what she was looking for in her main floor.  A clean modern space, yet a room that felt cohesive and warm.  There were several blank walls and I knew we were going to need to incorporate some new artwork.

After our first meeting, I went out and shopped for some items and created a vignette for her to see in person.  In my travels, I would take photos of different pieces of art and got the thumbs up or thumbs down from her.  It was a great way to refine what style she was looking for in her family room.

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I was gathering a sense for what she really liked.  Textured and neutral items were first on the list.  Contemporary artwork that featured abstract images and different materials. These wood rolled art carvings were perfect for the living room.

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Drapery panels that were muted, yet filled with pattern to give a fresh look to the space.  We found these great options from West Elm.

 

A chair was requested for the desk area, lighting was needed too.  A floor lamp was perfect for behind the sofa and this beautiful gray lamp looked great next to their side chair.  Since there was going to be movie watching in this room at some point, a basket filled with soft blankets and pillows was a must.  The coffee table has a tray on it for trips back and forth to the kitchen for drinks and popcorn.

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Finally, it was decorating day!  Andy and I hung drapery rods, steamed curtains, fluffed pillows, and filled the couple’s space with neutral decor items that tied the area together.  There are little ladies in the house that play with Barbies from time to time.  I secretly tucked them away in these little seagrass baskets.  I added the leather bench with nailheads for extra seating in the room when friends come over for football games.

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The dining room area just got a simple addition of placemats and a centerpiece.

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The entryway is narrow, so a long cabinet with doors and drawers to tuck loose items away was appropriate.  We hung a fun, varied wood mirror above the table for last minute looks as they run out the door.  A simple key ring for guests keys or perhaps for their dog’s leash.

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Finally, we added a few items in the half bath downstairs.  I added some contemporary art, a simple, washable rug that tied in the blue from the walls and painting, and fresh white towels with texture to complete the space.

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The main floor is all open, and now, with consistent tones and textures, the downstairs area tells a story.  I thoroughly enjoyed pulling the pieces together for this amazing woman and her great family!

Hope you enjoy too!

Make it a great day!

Kellie

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