Modern and colourful space

I’ve been helping a client with furnishing and finishing her home, for the past few months.  We started with her main floor, which includes a living/family room, dining area and kitchen as one large open space.  She is a chic and modern lady with a hint of tradition and we are doing her home in the same fashion.

Leading the design is her beautiful and colourful collection of modern Indian artwork.  The vibrant, blues, greens, purples, yellows and reds will be the focus of the space so the rest of the furnishings will be calmer and more neutral. Accessories will be the final touch to marry everything with the vibrant colours of the artwork.

So far, we’ve chosen this beautiful sofa, shown here in leather but we had it done in a beautiful soft charcoal gray wool.  It’s gorgeous and all that tufting is STUNNING!

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Together with this sofa, will be two of these curvy leather chairs in a metallic taupe that I am swooning over.

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We’ve also chosen this large modern dining table. It has a wood grain veneer that has a high sheen and in a charcoal gray it is pure glam.

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So up next is wallpaper for the TV/console wall.  My client requested one that had an india feel and this one is on the short list. Hard to see in the photo but it has a wonderful metallic sheen that ties into the dining table and the leather finish on the chairs.

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Next up, we will be choosing a entertainment console and dining chairs.  These chairs are being considered as the yellow/green will contrast nicely with the dining table and will pick up on the artwork.

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So fun to work with a client who loves colour!

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Living Room Staging

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By removing the area rug and  some of the accessories – this space feels larger and cleaner and no money was spent!

Dining Room & Living Room Staging

Living Room After Staging

Living Room After Staging

Dining Room After Staging

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These rooms were de-cluttered.  Mirrors and decorative accessories were then added to highlight the lovely details of this home.  This home was sold within one week after being listed for sale.

Waiting and some fabric

So, lucky me has been waiting rather impatiently for our new sofa to arrive via Whittington Furniture.  Once it does I’ll be sure to post pictures of it.

In the meantime, I was reading through House Beautiful’s Dec/Jan 2013 issue and had a little thrill when I realized that the fabric I specified for the throw cushions was shown in one of their features.

Seaglass fabric by Duralee

Design by Kevin Isbell via House Beautiful – Dec/Jan 2013 – click on photo to go to original source
How cool is that?  I love seeing items I have chosen in print.

 

Like Magic, New Chairs

Another chapter in my quest to reuse and update older furniture for our cottage.  This is how these two tub chairs look now.

These lovely little tub chairs, swivel and rock and fit our space perfectly, because they can be turned to face the fireplace or to face the tv.  Therefore, the decision was made to first off, raise them a couple of inches as they were very low, and secondly, to give them a fun, fresh makeover.  The upholstery had definitely seen better days.

And how they started out.

Since I had gone with white plain slipcovers for the sofa and love seat, I wanted to do these with a large graphic pattern.
I found this beautiful navy and white print….if you read my blog regularly you must realize by now..that I love blue and white…  And as a bonus, it is exterior fabric which means it won’t fade from the sun, won’t stain easily and will hold up to a busy cottage.  Perfect!

I decided to contrast this fabric with a solid and durable navy fabric.

My upholsterer did such a fabulous job. The navy piping is the perfect finishing touch and having them a little higher is perfect for my family.