Monday, December 19, 2011

Before and after: An unoccupied living room takes on a new vibe...


Fortunately, the empty living room was not bad to start out with. The paint, flooring and fireplace were in great shape. The goal of this room was to create a space where both modern and traditional pieces could coexist. I have become less afraid of mixing styles.

I relied on the design board I had created previous to starting this project. The plan was to stick with a neutral color palette and use silver tones as accents. The tricky part was to try and make the room look interesting by layering textures and materials while remaining within the same color range.

I used existing pieces such as the chairs and sofa and was left to fill in the rest of the blanks. I did not want the room to feel cramped or cluttered so I set out to find statement pieces to showcase.

In my opinion, you can never go wrong with the arc lamp. I love the mid century vibe it brings to a space. I was stoked to find this unique coffee table at a local consignment store, I love the shape and the spindly legs. The lovely Moroccan leather pouf is such a fun accent piece that could double as a footstool. The subtle variations in color and the embroidered design really make this such a pretty piece. The oblong mirror with the wiry frame add some fun texture to the mantle. The goal was to find a really unique mirror that was the right scale to accommodate the width of the fireplace. I had a lot of fun picking out all the accent decor pieces to add character and style to this pretty room!

This was my first attempt at styling bookshelves. It was fun to transform the empty wall shelves into a interesting and unique display of artful objects and books. Bookshelves can add height to a room and become the focal point as well as a statement piece.



















I did this plate display on my clients kitchen wall...
I really enjoyed designing this living room and the opportunity to work with my client Emilie!

I am still currently offering my design services at a discounted rate to gain more experience and build my portfolio. Email me at stacichavez@ymail.com for rates.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Staci, this room is gorgeous! You did a fabulous job, I love every bit of detail!
Cheri

Amanda said...

holy moly!! I seriously gasped when I saw this! AMAZING- the space had great bones but you just totally brought it to life!!
Great job!

Jessie said...

Love what you did with the room, Staci. It looks lovely and pulled together. Great job!

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

Kimra ra ra ra said...

So lovely. I'm very fond of the mirror over the mantel.

lyndsey said...

Love the whole space! Awesome work. The are is my favorite. Well done!

Johnpaul said...

These rooms are wonderfull, you did a wonderfull job,every person love to live in this kind of room every client will happy with your interior desing living room designs

Anonymous said...

i love the mantel mirror, can you tell me where i can find it?

Staci said...

I found the mirror locally at Home Goods.

Holly said...

Hard to believe that was your first time styling book shelves - they look great! And you're right a neutral space can be tough but you got it right with all of your layers and textures that you brought into the space. Nice work Staci!

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