The last 7 weeks have been filled with planning and scheming as I’ve been brainstorming seven different client spaces, including the exciting refresh of a living room. Today, I finally get to show you this space and let you in on the game plan…I’ll give you a hint…grasscloth!
Living Room Backstory
If you have been following along, then you may remember the client home I worked on for the One Room Challenge last Fall? I have to tell you that I LOVE this family, and adore their home. So it is with a happy heart that I announce that I am thrilled to continue the adventure with yet another room. We knew that executing four rooms would have been an insane task in the timeline of the One Room Challenge, so we decided to table this room until after the dust settled. So here we are in early February, and we are ready to make this happen!
Here are the links to everything you may have missed so far:
Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5 | Week 6 | Week 7 | Big Reveal
Living Room Before
Welcome to a blank canvas of a room. With white wall, plantation shutters, gas fireplace, a pocket door, crown moulding, 9’4″ ceilings, and a nearly 16x 22 ft footprint, this space is sure to make for a fun reveal.
What do you think? See potential here?
Living Room Plan
The starting point for the design is gorgeous Annie Selke Grasscloth. We have been planning on this grasscloth for at least 6 or 7 months because it was love at first sight.
While the room itself is a blank canvas, the furniture is largely set in stone. This living room will house pieces from the homeowner’s last house because it is a sustainable and affordable choice with added sentimental value bonus points.
If I am being honest, the scale of the furniture is a little on the large size for the room, but we are going to come up with the best floor plan possible.
The husband is an insanely talented musician, so a portion of the room will be carved out for the guitars and a vintage piano.
You may remember the ottomans that we are reupholstering in Schumacher fabric. I have a message that they are done and ready for pick up. I’m so excited to see these.
Speaking of Schumacher, the trim on the drapes will look gorgeous on the drapes that Aneela is sewing.
The lighting in the space will all be Visual Comfort. I picked these two pieces because I wanted to keep the room from feeling too stuffy. Plus, most of the other lighting. inthe space is white. Add some funky plastered sconces and a chandelier and we are in business.
Living Room Sources
2. Minted- Atmospheric by Amy Gray*
3. Annie Seke rug *
4. Lighting- Visual Comfort
5. Sofa- Restoration Hardware
6. Chairs- Blue Dot
7. Stool Fabric- Schumacher
8. Drapery fabric- *Fabric Place Basement | Ask for Anila for sewing and upholstery needs
9. Drapery Trim- Schumacher
10. Vintage Chinoiserie art from Verdigris Vintage- Antique Warehouse
-Wallpaper installer: IG: @JV_wallpaper
-Roni (IG:rchomeservicesllc) Contractor
I love that you are working with what they already have instead of new new new. One of the reasons I follow all your projects is seeing the vintage finds that you use as well. We were military once and “vintage” was all we could afford so you had to make it work… and Now it’s cool! Who knew?
Hi Jewel, long time no see or comment……? I am seriously dead over the lighting. It is so stunning, my total cup of tea 🫖 I cannot wait to see the final results of this make-up 💋💋
Thanks Laura! Big reveal next week!
I love it Misty! Instant soul!
Wow!!! I remember using grass cloth way back when, but it has so much more character now than it did when I was in the building game. It actually looked like grass glued to the wall back then. This is stunning! And the use of blue was once a no-no, but you have shown it as a great backdrop for the room and the art. Thanks for sharing this and, oh, yes, love the accent stool.
Thanks so much Beverly!