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.