My client's home is currently in the midst of construction, but I wanted to share a few photos to highlight just how much of a difference color, architectural detail, and listening to what the room is trying to tell you can make...
Back in December, we started here:
And now, even with the furniture covered in plastic, the noise of compressors and smells of fresh paint filling the air, the room already is so much more inviting:
What is different? What have we added?
First, the addition of architectural detail creates so much more beauty in the space. Built-in bookcases now flank the fireplace, and crown moulding lifts the eye.
Second, we developed a meaningful palette. My client told me that she definitely wanted blue to be a part of the room's color palette, so we found the perfect rug to combine the colors in the fireplace and bring in slate blues...
And this is what I mean by "listening to what the room is trying to tell you,” the third element that has begun to pull this room together! The fireplace is the focal point in the room, and by paying attention to the elements in it the whole room is unified. The paint colors, upholstery and rug we have selected will resonate with the existing stone & mortar tones, creating a beautiful harmony in the space.
I look forward to sharing the room when it is all done and put together beautifully, finishing touches in place. Stay tuned!