I was contacted by my client through email last year 2015. They were moving here from out of town and were building a house. They contacted me in April of 2016 and the house was almost complete and they wanted my help to make it feel like their home. We had a blank canvas because they were not using any of their current furniture. We just had a few weeks before their closing to be able to complete our design presentation and install the furniture. The living room was just 1 of 6 rooms we were completing. My client are young professionals that wanted a space to reflex them. They love grays and teals and wanted an open airy feel to their home. The wall colors were staying the light color and not an option to change in the living room at this time. They were so excited about their first home and working with a designer for the first time.
My client was so excited that it was fun working with a blank space to create their new living room. With keeping the walls a light color including the light color stone, I knew it was important to really add the pop of color in the seating area. My inspiration was the fabric that I used on the back of the accent chairs. I knew this fabric selection would be important for creating the rest of the color pallet. The accent chairs are located with their backs facing the entry into the living room. I kept the sofa a neutral color but added color to the other two chairs that are located opposite of the accent chairs. The key is you see the 4 chairs with color as soon as you walk in the room. I used an open transitional pattern on the ottoman with just a touch of the teal. I used a large area rug in the neutral color with a large modern design. The pattern of the area rug pulls you into the room. I selected an embroidered pattern for the window treatments that had a ivory back ground with warm grays. The lighter background keep the windows and area feeling lighter and keep the furniture area being the focal. The artwork was selected with a mix of the colors with a little more of the green which complimented the green of the accent chair fabric. The final touch of the accessories in the blue green and purples really helped to pull the colors