I’m excited to share this latest project with you because it was such a fun one – colorful, laid-back … just a happy, light-filled room that was to serve as a study/hangout room for this family of 6.
A lot of times people wonder where they should begin with designing a room – rug, furniture, paint? I always say, it depends. If you have your heart set on a certain paint color, rug, painting, wallpaper, fabric, fill-in-the-blank, then it can be worth designing the room around it.
In this case – the first real design element decision was a shiplap wall painted Gray Owl. On it, I envisioned hanging this large Celestial Map flanked by two library sconces.
Fortunately my clients loved this idea too – so that is where we started from. Where to go from there? We wanted a comfy sofa, a colorful rug and a coffee table to sit below, across from new built-ins with desks, bookcases and space for a TV. With soft gray walls and the Navy blue artwork, we still could go any number of ways with the other colors in the room. I proposed these four options to my clients:
What is your favorite? I’ll let the pictures below reveal what my clients selected – it was my favorite combo too.
We completed the look with a bohemian mix of fun yet durable pillows that can be tossed around, warm leather desk chairs and some vintage books.
My clients have been loving their cozy new space and I’m sure there will be lots of A+ work coming out of this room!
Photography by Stephanie Montanari of Focus Pocus