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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

A few small changes brings great results


The family room in this beautiful coastal home didn't need much. The client wanted to replace the area rug and the side lamps. But the first thing I noticed when I came into the room was that just outside the windows is a gorgeous pool yard. I wanted the room to reflect that the house sits near the ocean and to also bring in the beauty of the pool. 


Here is what the room looked like before:



The rug was too small and the colors felt wrong. The first thing we did was replace the light blue pillows for some that had a little more color and contrast to them. We also replaced the too small rug with a Dash and Albert indoor | outdoor rug that would hold up to the foot traffic and the dogs that like to lounge in this room. 


Diamond Black and Ivory Rug | Dash and Albert


The lamps were replaced with a couple that I had in storage; bringing in the polished silver brightened up the room:



The existing artwork wasn't working with the new color scheme and so I commissioned my sister to take a photograph of the ocean. We started with a simple photograph of the Huntington Beach pier but it felt too plain. And so we selected one that had a bit more life to it. 


It came out beautiful ... 


And the result is perfect!

Before:


After:


By adding a few new pillows, the new artwork, a little editing and some updated accessories the room has a completely different feel. 

5 comments:

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

you are amazing!!! So fresh and inviting.

modern jane said...

So much better! I love the whole space!

therelishedroost said...

Great Choices!!
Best,
Karolyn

annie@mostlovelythings said...

Absolutely beautiful and the art is my favorite! I love the beach scene on a summer day!

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