Recently, I got the chance to redo a living room. The client had two chairs covered in a Chinoiserie fabric and we used that as a jumping off point. She had good pieces, but they needed updating. Plus... the paint color was killing it. Have a look at the before...it went from drab to fab! I spy a little white fretwork chair from The Coop!
We kept her faux bamboo coffee table and end tables because they were perfect in the space.
I love to use blue and white as decorative elements and she had quite the collection.Her dining room needed to flow and she was up for wallpaper. I convinced her to do a zebra wallpaper with a pale blue ceiling. Love me some zebra. Oh and did I mention, it's metallic! It has a silver/gold tone to it which worked beautifully with her chandelier.
We kept her existing dining chairs and recovered the seats, added a pair of striking head chairs and a large Greek Key rug to ground the space.
I simply adore her chandelier. She wanted to get rid of it. It has amethyst and crystal drops and I loved the unexpected touch of plum. Once we changed out the bulbs, it got a new quick facelift and she was convinced it was right for the space.
The gold linen drapes are ready-made drapes and we added a band of fabric for major interest. She painted the inside of her china cabinet a dark teal to make the china pop against the background.
The large band was an affordable way to add a nice detail and give the drapes extra impact. Quite the transformation from the before....
We made some major changes with walls and furniture, but the client was willing to take risks and that makes all of the difference in a transformed space. We even did a little makeover in her entry so it would flow with the rest of house. Welcome home!