Taking a Room to the Finish

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Taking a Room to the Finish

You buy a sofa and paint your walls, but your room just doesn’t feel finished. As a design firm, we love to come into a space that the client just can’t get to feel done and take the room to the finish.  There is definitely a difference between a complete room and a styled room, and that is just what we did in this purple and grey living room.

Our client already owned a sofa, chair, and tv console.  She had recently opened up walls and painted the room a soothing grey, but it just didn’t feel done.

We started by grounding the room with an area rug.  The cream in the rug brightened up the room and provided nice contrast against the grey furniture. We also selected a gorgeous piece of abstract art that provided a pop of color and tied into the color palette of the dining room which is open to this space through the kitchen.

Near the front door, we created a sort of “mudroom” by adding a coat rack and small bench since this is where you enter the home.  We also added a doormat that both added a pop of color and allowed a place to wipe off shoes before stepping onto the cream and grey rug.

A leather ottoman,  drink table and floor lamp were added to create this cozy vignette along with a second door mat to be placed in front of the slider.

The last piece of the puzzle was to accessorize the space.  These beautiful vases and urns pick up the blue from the art and balance the mantle well.

Check out more photos of this room in our portfolio.

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Lisa’s help on our major kitchen/family room renovation was invaluable. She is one very smart woman, with wide ranging talent and ability in all aspects of interior design, from architectural design of the space to designing lighting plans. Most importantly for us, she improved our architect’s design by seeing the space in a fresh and creative way that numerous other contractors and architects had missed – this gave us additional kitchen space and a more open flowing design. Another example of Lisa’s out-of-the-box thinking was her idea to hide my desk in a cabinet, rather than have an actual desk occupy space in the room. Even my hard-to-please engineer husband was truly impressed (especially since he also missed these ideas!) I am so happy that I used Lisa from the beginning of this project, rather than just for the actual color/furniture/coordination selection process. … and I am so happy that I also had her help for this part too. I love how she helped me: cheerfully and patiently guiding me, offering me lots of choices, explaining her advice, being always practical about her choices and with my money, and, of course, most importantly, leaving me with two really beautiful rooms that our entire family loves and enjoys. I have heard many people complain about their huge projects – but I think if you choose the right people to help you, the process can be a pleasure. Lisa made this true for us, so I give her my highest recommendation. Thank you, Lisa!

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