Hello my lovelies!
Today I am excited to take you on a room tour of a recently completed space here in good old Katy TX.
My client found me on Facebook and after meeting with her for the initial consultation, I quickly discovered that she was not terribly fond of her home the way it was. She informed me that her style is super contemporary, and her Katy suburban home was everything but.
It was very clear that she did not like the oil rubbed bronze finishes, beige tiles and oak cabinets she inherited from the previous owner. She had started to change out most of the light fixtures and cabinet hardware to brushed nickel finishes that were a bit more in keeping with her style. I think she was at the point where moving was on the table.
After sitting down with her and going over some ideas to contemporize her space, I discovered that her style was less contemporary and more transitional. She liked clean lines, silver and blue tones, but still like the warmth and familiarity of her collections
She had a few pieces that she wanted to keep, like the area rug, which was definitely more of a classic look than contemporary, and some family heirlooms that have been in her family for generations. The finishes in her home were definitely not going to change either, and they were definitely not classified as contemporary. So I had my work cut out for me, and I was willing to take on this great challenge.
Before I get to what I did in the space, let’s take a look at where the space started.
BEFORE – FIREPLACE WALL
So this is the fireplace wall. What can I say about it……The architecture is great with the symmetry of the built-in bookcases. I like the sleek look of the TV, but the paint color had to go. She made a great effort in trying to match the rug, but it was just not the right shade of blue
BEFORE – THE WINDOW WALL
I love the set of bay windows in the room, and the beautiful wood shutters. But this wall needed to be more of a focal point and definitely needed some softness.
BEFORE – THE OVERSIZED BROWN LEATHER SOFA
My client loves this leather sofa. She loved it so much, she wanted to keep it. I had to put my foot down on this one; it had to go. It was just too large for the room. I was sure to take the precise measurements and find her a new one that was equally comfortable
BEFORE – THE ROOM
This is the overall room. As you can see, it needed a bit of help
BEFORE – THE BREAKFAST ROOM
The breakfast room got a bit of a makeover too!
BEFORE – THE KITCHEN
The kitchen cabinets got a paint job, but we didn’t do much else with the kitchen in this phase
BEFORE – THE RUG
The rug became the inspiration for the room’s color palette of blue and off white with an accent of burnt orange
So now that you have seen where we started, this is what we did to brighten her world
AFTER – THE FIREPLACE WALL
I started with painting the walls in a cool blue gray – Sherwin Williams Silverplate. I then added grasscloth to the niches on either side of the fireplace. It is a subtle contrast that adds some warm texture to the room. Here is a closer look at one of the niches
AFTER – GRASSCLOTH WALLPAPERED NICHE
Next to address the room’s focal wall
AFTER – THE WINDOW WALL
I chose this beautiful embroidered linen fabric in shades of blue to make these custom drapery panels. They accent the windows, add softness and a great focal point without covering the views to the pool and greenery right outside. I also added a small seating area for more conversation in the room.
AFTER – THE NEW LEATHER SOFA
So, I have to be honest. I am not a huge fan of leather sofas and sectionals, but my client is one of the most practical people I know, and with a little girl in the home, she insisted on leather. Because I talked her into getting rid of the old one, we arrived at a compromise – the leather sofa had to fit the scale of the room, it had to be as tailored as possible, and we would need to add several pillows to break up the large expanse of leather. We decided on this one with a chaise lounge and it worked out very well. She also insisted on a recliner for hubby, and we chose this really tailored version in a fabric to complement the rug.
AFTER – FAMILY HEIRLOOM
My client owned this piece of art that has been in their family for a long time. I got it reframed and prominently placed it above our new dresser. Some contemporary white ceramic jars and an orchid arrangement make this spot my favorite vignette in the room
AFTER – THE CUSTOM PILLOWS
The custom pillows were brought in to add comfort, but also to break up the look of the leather sofa for some softness. You can also see the breakfast room roman shades in the distance in one of my favorite fabrics
We didn’t do very much in the kitchen except painting the oak cabinets in an off white color. It definitely freshened up the look of the kitchen
The room from another angle.
AFTER – THE BREAKFAST ROOM
The breakfast room got a bit of a freshening up as well. I added these custom roman shades and it too got a paint job
Close ups of the pillows
So there you have it – the transitional makeover of this living room and breakfast area. My client was really happy with the way things came out. She loved the colors and just how comfy and cozy the new room felt. I am quite pleased with the results as well.
If you are in the Houston area and would love a makeover like this, feel free to give me a call. Even if you are far away, our eDesign service is available to you. Please visit our website for more details, and to see more of our work.
Wishing You Beauty and Inspiration!