Thursday, July 19, 2012

another room reveal

A few months back I had finished up a room design for a client's family room.  It was soon after I completed the room that I posted the design board for my Design Board Monday series.  If you missed it you can read about it here.  But just to refresh your memory this was the original design board I came up with.  This jump started the entire design of a casual modern rustic family room.

I had taken photos of the room months ago, but it's only now that I'm finally getting around to posting them.  I apologize for the photo overload.  I had a hard time picking out the photos.  I took a lot of pictures that day.  There was just way too many to pick from.  And it took me a little bit to dig up some BEFORE photos since we started this room from scratch.




Part of the design for window treatments called for natural woven shades like bamboo, but it didn't quite fit in the budget at the time.  The client will eventually replace the blinds when she is ready to make the purchase.  The current white blinds still work but I know for a fact that as soon as she can she will replace them because they are the inexpensive vinyl blinds that you sometimes find in apartment rentals.  And the other side currently has no blinds.  So for privacy purposes that is a priority.  For now she pulls the drapes. 

 With this room design we added crown molding and painted the entire room a lovely shade of gray.  

The client also loved the color orange.  She wanted to somehow incorporate the color into the design of the room.  We did just that with the trio of artwork we found at a local home store and also with throw pillows.  Also, we created a feature wall here by having this wall painted a slightly darker gray than the rest of the room.  You can see the difference slightly in this photo.  

Sorry for the dark photos.  It was really hard to get a good shot of the entire room.  Lighting was impossible.  And of course the sun was not cooperating with me that day.  I hate when that happens! 

The client has two young children and we were thinking of adding a small parsons desk in the corner for them to use.  It needed to be a specific size because of the wall space and also so that the corner didn't look cramped.  At the time the ones we liked that were the right price and size were out of stock.  So, for now the desk idea is on hold. 

This room was also in need of storage.  So in order to fulfill that need I chose to add a small 3-drawer dresser meant for a bedroom.  I think there is absolutely nothing wrong with using furniture meant for one room and using it in another.  Always think outside of the box.  

Well, there you have it another room reveal.  What do you think?  Many of the major pieces were purchased from West Elm with some pieces and accessories purchased in a number of local home stores like Marshalls, HomeGoods as well as Target.  Even though items were purchased at multiple stores I love how everything came together.  

If you're interested in transforming your own home or would like more information about my design services, please contact me at for more details & rates.  I would love the opportunity to work with you.

-images by jen fernandez

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