When this client called me for the first time, she said she was sick of all the brown in her living room and wanted my help picking out a couch. I told her I’d be happy to help, but before we get to couch picking, something needs to be done about that fireplace!
Not only was it too short for her tall ceilings, but the design of it left her no choice but to put her TV on the wall next to it. This lead to her focal points fighting for attention. Do we put the couch facing the TV, or facing the fireplace? The answer is neither!
It were as if she had been living in a cereal box, void of all personality and color. The homeowner said she is drawn to a “Cape Cod” feel, and NO BROWN. No problem! I immediately felt some shiplap, old chippy corbels and white brick coming on!
Painting the walls Wool Skien really brightened up the space, but the biggest difference was the fireplace! Not only is it now a spectacular focal point, but it also allows us to change the furniture placement of the room, since we can now mount the TV over it.
Where did we put all the necessary components? Glad you asked!
The blue cabinet holds all those pesky items we need but don’t want to see. Handy and Charming!
Adding special items like this red 18th century blanket chest, and the Eastlake antique end table, both from New England, are what keeps the room from looking like a cold model home and more like a well put-together personal home.
We wanted the “beachy” Cape Cod feel, but didn’t want to go over board with it. The wonderful wave print next to some beautiful white birds and a small wooden buoy were just enough to give us the look we wanted.
The room now feels like the client’s home. Not only is it comfortable, but also calming, inviting and put together, much like my client.
Does your home represent who you are?