Warm and Cozy Family Room
Our client, a single gentleman, bought a large villa corner home with a small family room.
Our client, a single gentleman, who owns a moving company, bought a large villa corner home. Beautifully architected, but a bit challenging to furnish, was this small family room, off of his kitchen. The room is so small with so many windows that it has the feel of a small sunroom. Our client had worked with another designer, from a furniture store, who had designed and furnished the room as it was when we saw it. The black valances, made our of stiff upholstery fabric, cruelly cut the lovely height of the room. Our client hated the sinking sofa and wasn’t comfortable when he tried to stretch out on it. Two dark red ornate chairs overwhelmed the bay window space, and cut off the view. We are not sure where the area rug came from. Our client’s German shepherd puppy had shredded the ottoman to bits. An accent table was strewn with a red paisley table cloth. The room had so much promise, but was woefully decorated. Our client knew he didn’t like the room, but didn’t know why.
Though the furniture arrangement could not change significantly, we created a room layout/floor plan to show how a slight re-arrangement of new items could brighten and upgrade the room. Our client had suggested a possible small sectional, but we had other ideas. We selected a masculine color scheme of pale gold, with saddle and mink accents. Our client was open to leather, and we thought that was a great idea for the sofa, for durability and masculinity. He also loved classic, traditional furniture, and so we designed around that aesthetic. For his comfort, we recommended a mid-tone leather sofa, with two high leg, motorized recliners at each end. Now he could watch TV and snooze comfortably. For his guests, we recommended a small, single gold velvet wing chair in the bay window. The view is still visible around the single chair. A substantial end table on one side of the sofa provides needed storage. A light weight gold and glass table by the bay window chair aids the view. The fireplace bumpout, which houses the TV, was a great accent wall for subtle, textured wallpaper. A light tone on tone rug keeps the room light and airy, and provides a nice foundation for the twin mink colored velvet octagonal ottomans. To take advantage of the 10 foot ceilings and multitude of windows, we selected a pale gold and cream paisley fabric for simple window treatment panels and dark wood rods. Our client was so happy with the results, he immediately asked us to start working on the master bedroom and living room.