Today I would like to showcase a client space. This was a pretty easy job considering my clients are friends, have good taste and were starting with a pretty clean slate. They just purchased a brand new home (meaning new construction) that was just beautiful. They were downsizing a bit and also wanted to be closer to their respective job locations to reduce travel time. All that was really needed on this house was some downstairs beautification.
This room was supposed to be my One Room Challenge room. Well, the whole downstairs is really one big room with 3 different spaces. But then things got backordered or just didn’t come in on time and I had to scrap it. (But I’ll be back for the Fall challenge!) If you would like to check out the before photos, click here. All my clients asked for was for me to keep it neutral in grey and blue, keep the breakfast area table and stay within budget. Sounds good to me!
First on the list was changing out the builder grade light fixtures. We chose some beautiful glass pendants for over the kitchen island. I felt that the glass would add some sparkle without being too over the top. Then a simple lantern pendant went in over the breakfast area. I chose a polished nickel finish for it so that there was a little sparkle and shine. The clean lines of the lantern keep it simple and elegant.
Some really comfortable and sophisticated bar stools, in a grey fabric with chrome nailheads and foot rests, were added to the kitchen bar. They work nicely with the grey granite counters and dark cabinets on the island.
I really wanted to add a little pop of color to brighten this whole space up. Without getting too over the top, I found this fabric pattern, courtesy of my friends at New South Home, and pulled a hint of orange from it. It is a very light and soothing toned fabric but the pop of color makes it more interesting. It was used to make curtains. I really feel strongly that curtains can make a room. In this case, they really did because they tied all the spaces together.
So I added a little bit more of the orange on the super comfy sectional from Arhaus, with pillows, also from New South Home. Really fantastic geode art from Uttermost was placed over the sectional. It just keeps with the understated glamour of the room. And the nesting coffee tables are perfect. I chose a round shape because it doesn’t compete with harsh edges around the sectional.
My clients are very happy with their space and are thinking about getting started on their dining room! That will be even more fun! I loved every minute of this downstairs beautification project.