Hi, Everyone! We’ve missed you. This week we’re going to shine the spotlight on our Wentworth Estate project. Our clients are a family of four with two teenagers and two wiener dogs (#FamilyGoals) who came to us shortly after moving into their new home and needed some help furnishing the space.
Having an open concept was extremely important to this family-oriented squad. They wanted to have a casual area to watch TV that could easily double as a hub for entertaining guests.
The first item purchased for the living room was the area rug, which set the stage for the entire colour palette. The upholstery for the room was all selected based on the different tones in the rug. The key to understanding this project is to know that our clients are huge fans of texture and sparkle and we did our best to incorporate these elements where we could. The natural dragon root floor lamp, from Arteriors Home, showcased beautifully in the corner of the living room was the perfect melange of both!
The millwork on either side of the fireplace was painted off-white, on an off-white coloured wall so we decided to add contrast in the form of a grey on gold grasscloth wallpaper to finish the back of the open storage unit. We loved how this detail transformed the room, adding texture and contrast. Plus can you guess what’s hiding between those painted millwork doors? It’s the TV!
We opted to keep it simple when we styled this space. We used neutral stacked books, mixed metals and stone accessories and worked hard to layer tones and textures to keep an inviting vibe in the room. To compliment the warmer tones of the rug we used accents of copper and gold throughout.
The furniture in the living room is a combination of custom upholstered Montauk, Kravet and Lee Industries pieces and it was important that the furniture reflect the relaxed and inviting vibe that we set out to achieve. In keeping with the laid-back atmosphere we decided to keep the sparkle and shine in the living room to a minimum (her office and master bedroom were a different story ! Keep your eyes peeled for our post all about these glam spaces). We fell in LOOOVE with the “un-tailored” silhouette of the large sofa, with its loose back cushions and down filled seat…how could we not?! The couch fit the space perfectly and added to the easygoing energy in the room. Check it out below.
There were some opportunities to indulge the client’s love for all things sparkly in the living room without compromising the laid-back vibe. The otherwise very simple round ottoman was embellished with nickel upholstery tacks in a scalloped detail which further adds texture and a dash of femininity. We decided to pair two arm chairs around the ottoman rather than include a second coffee table, to fill the space. This is one of those rare occasions that we felt the room was best suited without draperies; that gorgeous natural light helped to reinforce everything that we were going for.
We picked up on some of the textures from the living room with a new upholstery fabric for our client’s existing kitchen nook chairs. We paired the chairs with a Julian Chichester round dining table and mirrored hutch from Hooker Furniture.
The main floor powder room was a very neutral space until we got to it. We mimicked the same grey on gold grasscloth to cover the walls above the existing wainscoting to create a much more glamorous space. We continued the trend in the powder room of mixed metals with a gold framed mirror, light, and chrome plumbing.
We’re not done showing you this project just yet! Stay tuned to see what we did with the rest of the space.