Living Room Refresh

Many of us have lovely rooms and nice things but sometimes furniture arrangement gets us stumped.  This living room is shaped like a bowling alley and most of the furniture was placed at one end.  Also, the client's ultra modern TV seemed a little out of place in the classic surroundings.  A few changes transformed the space.  An ottoman was brought in from another room, a new settee made from repurposed chairs came in and the furniture was rearranged.  These changes made the room feel cozy and more balanced.

Beautiful room with most of the furniture all on one end of the room.

 Pulling the love seat forward and putting the desk behind it defined the office function necessary in this client's living room.  The ottoman provided a place for extra seating, and a substitute for a coffee table (the kind you want to put your feet up on.)  A settee fashioned from repurposed chairs the client had were refinished with chalk paint to provide additional seating and help fill up the room.  A chandelier made from a repurposed vintage light fixture, chandelier crystals and an Edison light bulb was added to the corner.  After the client and I took a few long looks at it, we decided it will be lowered a tad.  A triptych was made to disguise the back of the computer monitor from the living room view.    

Pulling the love seat forward and putting the desk behind it defined the office function necessary in this client's living room.  The ottoman provided a place for extra seating, and a substitute for a coffee table (the kind you want to put your feet up on.)  A settee fashioned from repurposed chairs the client had were refinished with chalk paint to provide additional seating and help fill up the room.  A chandelier made from a repurposed vintage light fixture, chandelier crystals and an Edison light bulb was added to the corner.  After the client and I took a few long looks at it, we decided it will be lowered a tad.  A triptych was made to disguise the back of the computer monitor from the living room view. 

 

The opposite end of the living room got a face lift by adding a shelf above the window, resting on  gold leaf brackets that hold a window scarf which disguises the top pleats of the drapes.  The other windows in the room have cornices above them.  This gives some importance to the top of this window and balances the action at the opposite end of the room.  Some vintage marble lamps added much needed lighting to the space.  The television disappears when not in use by placing a folding screen in front, matching the one at the opposite end of the room.  These were also the client's and needed some repair.

A few simple changes and some budget friendly pieces like the chandelier, window shelf and settee transformed this room.  Call me today at 814.934.8928 if you are struggling with furniture placement and your room needs a face lift.  It costs less than you think!

 

Posted on March 13, 2015 .