The living room at Charlie’s was a fairly dark space and the room lacked a clear focal point. I wanted to create a warm and cozy space that could hold lots of people and pets.
A living room should be just that – a space for living – if the house I am working in has pets then you have to acknowledge them and not just pretend that they don’t live there too. I love cats and dogs but they have hairs and they like to climb on your furniture and you have to somehow work all this into the design scheme or else it is not going to be a relaxing space to come home to at night.
The living room prior to renovating had lots of oak trim and not a lot else. There was a love seat and two arm chairs and a few side pieces. The real starting point was the art collection and Charlie.
At this stage most clients begin to wonder what was wrong with the old layout.
The millwork design for this space was key in giving this room strong architectural bones.
My painters don’t travel light – they have more ‘stuff’ than any of the other trades!
Almost there – wall scones, draperies and art work will complete the look. Gorgeous upholstered pieces from Montauk with bespoke fabric.
The border on the tiled inset floor echoes the border on the area carpet.
Coming later this week the kitchen, and if the vanity sink for the powder room arrives I’ll show you that too!