Remember, this is the room that used to be the formal living room that never got used. The color scheme for many years was a light blue and red and the client loved it. But she was ready for something new. She also had a new piece of art she wanted to incorporate somewhere and I thought it was the perfect jumping off place to set the tone for the new room by adding some modern touches and a some brighter colors to a previously very traditional space.
I wanted to bring in a darker blue - a navy - that would richen up the blues that were already woven throughout this lovely beach home and add some turquoise for a new change. It all started coming together when we found this Ikat fabric from B|Berger to use on the backs of the new wingback chairs.
Here is the mood board I put together to help the client see my vision. The pencil legs on the Petrie chairs from Crate and Barrel reminded me of the people in the painting:
The sideboard was added and the art wall installed:
The bar cabinet that previously separated the two rooms was moved into the family room where it could be enjoyed when they entertain outdoors:
The new chairs for the sitting room arrived and the new artwork framed and hung. I left room for a 24" high lamp with a white drum shade to sit on the new nesting table. The rug is on it's way and the turquoise beaded chandelier should arrive soon too.
Are you ready for the final reveal?
Here is what the room looked like before:
And here is the room now:
A successful switch!