Here is what the living room looked like on our first meeting:
The client wanted to bring in some (much needed) color and so she showed me the pillow on the chair to the left (next to the cat!) to give me an idea of the colors she liked. Now that makes it easy!
The first thing we needed to do was decide what was staying and what was not. I had a couple of furniture pieces re-located either out of the room or in other places in the room to either "de-clutter" the space or to give the furniture more "presence". We also decided a smaller sofa was needed partly because the room is small and the piano cannot be moved, and also because the need to add lighting (they have no overhead lights) required some room on either the side of the sofa for a reading lamp and general lighting.
After we selected the sofa, we went shopping for fabrics. You can read my post about that here. The furniture was sent out for reupholstery and the results were stunning:
With the "new" furniture in place, the client and I spent about an hour in her local HomeGoods picking up a few new accessories to freshen things up a bit. The room isn't completely finished but it has come a long way:
The Bergere chairs were upholstered in a beautiful outdoor fabric that will hold up well to the UV light and their pets.
The new smaller sofa allows a side table (and a table lamp) and a floor lamp to go on either side.
My favorite is that old wingback chair!
The previous 'coffee table' works nicely for a side table and we will place a small leather ottoman in front of the sofa.
This piece was relocated from across the room and I think it is perfect here. I love the black and white box we found at HomeGoods. The lamp was the client's.
Looks to wonderful, love the ikat on that wingback. You did a great job Sherry!
great job and beautiful selection of fabrics...the smaller sofa choice was brilliant! Have you thought about maybe mirroring the back of that cabinet in in between the dining and living room to add some sparkle and reflect her collectibles? Just a thought........
Absolutely beautiful! The smaller sofa is perfect and the colors are so gorgeous together. Can't wait to see the finished product although this is such a huge, positive change.
Really amazing what fresh new fabrics can do...I really love the more modern fabric on the dining room chairs. All the pieces are very traditional and it looks so fresh they way you used color and fabrics.
Wow what a great change up.
Sherri amazing transformation to kathleen's home...(I'm guessing it is from the color of the chairs)..I know she's really happy and I love those colors..another magical uplift from you!!
It looks so good! Love the prints and colors. You always mix patterns so beautifully!
Such a happy, elegant improvement, Sherry...great job. Your client must be so pleased!
You are very creative and you seem to have lots of ideas regarding the colors...
i love ur living room before and after it looks the best now..
i glad i found ur blog which is different..
Everything looks fabulous! The most dramatic change has to be those reupholstered pieces. They look so much fresher with the new gorgeous fabrics you selected.
I'm behind on blogs so just now seeing this. Stunning! Great work, Sherri! xx
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