It’s time for a project reveal and I can’t tell you how good this one makes us feel. This was a full home furnishing project and little did we know when we began that it would take over 18 months just to cross the finish line! Truthfully, we aren’t even completely done because we are still waiting on a few pieces of furniture, so today we are showing you part 1 of our Edgewood Project - The formal living room, entry and family room.
When our clients reached out to us for this project we were excited because not only are they the nicest couple, but the house had great bones featuring beautiful floors and freshly painted white walls — it was essentially a blank canvas. They moved from a much smaller space and wanted to start fresh and make it their own. The request was for a comfortable, California vibe, but with a bit of polish.
The project included some light construction by adding short, pass-through walls between the living room and dining room and some wainscoting in the dining room We did this because our clients weren’t crazy about open floor plans and we agree it was a great addition, giving purpose to both the formal living room and dining room.
The entry is small and it was actually a bit of a challenge to find pieces that fit just right, but we landed on a simple, but chic burl parsons table. We chose a black and white photo by one of my favorite photographers, Kara Roselund, to greet you as you walk in the door.
The Formal Living Room
The living room is the first room you see upon entering the home so we wanted it to feel welcoming and special. A large fireplace is the focal point so we created a seating plan based around it. We added a mirror and classic sconces over the mantle to reflect light from the adjacent wall of windows. We added a welcoming slipcovered sofa, two chairs with a great woven detail that looks as pretty from the back as they do from the front, a classic coffee table with beautiful twisted legs, a black cabinet for contrast and anchored it all with a really gorgeous rug. We really love this rug.
The Family Room
The family room, informal dining area and kitchen all flow together in one open concept. The home owners have plans to renovate the kitchen in another phase down the road, but we chose the counter stools and furniture for the rest. Our projects always start with space planning and one of the things we recommended was to switch the current doors and windows for better flow. Previously the door out to the backyard was situated in the middle of all three windows, which was awkward for a comfortable traffic flow and seating arrangement. By moving the french doors to the left we were able to bring in a large custom sectional, perfect for lounging and hosting game night.
One of our favorite features is the custom cushions on the informal dining chairs. We paired a fabric in a darker pattern (to hide stains of course) with leather straps for a fun little detail.
Stay tuned for part 2 where we will share the bedrooms, office and formal dining room. As I said above, we are STILL waiting on a few key pieces of furniture so it will be a second before we get it all wrapped up. We are so thankful for our very patient clients!
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