It is big reveal time my friends! Check out this grasscloth living room makeover that we completed last week. The goal was to take this formal living room and make it sophisticated, but NOT STUFFY! I’m excited to show you how we created a space that feels “pulled together” without taking itself too seriously.
I mentioned in the last blog post that this is the same client home that we used for the One Room Challenge last Fall? We took a little pause, just long enough for the ORC dust to settle, before carrying out the plan in this grasscloth living room.
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Grasscloth Living Room Before
As far as blank canvases go, this one wasn’t half bad. Shutters, a gas fireplace, a pocket door, crown moulding, 9’4″ ceilings, and a nearly 16 x 22 ft footprint constitute what I consider “good bones”.
Grasscloth Living Room After
The starting point for the design was gorgeous Annie Selke Grasscloth. This has been a long time favorite of my client’s, and we knew it had to happen.
While Annie Selke has a variety of grasscloth options, the Samoa Periwinkle is the one that really spoke to my client because it is a lovely medium blue shade. She also loves the way that the seams are an integral part of the grasscloth look.
We painted the trim and ceiling a similar color to the grasscloth to bathe the entire room in blue. This monochromatic backdrop set the stage for pops of color and personality.
Another important decision in the room was the rug. This particular beauty is a new release from the Kit Kemp x Annie Selke line. We picked this pattern and colorway for three reasons.
1. It looks fantastic with the Annie Selke rug in the dining room.
2. It is a neutral color that goes with anything, but still has an attractive striped pattern.
3. It should be extremely durable and able to withstand small children and messes, even if it eventually gets moved to a higher traffic room.
We installed art on three walls of this room. The client knew they wanted a gallery wall to showcase some of their pieces. We beefed it up with two extra vintage pieces from Verdigris Vintage- Antique Warehouse. While we still have a little work to go on this wall, but I want to show you where we are at so far.
Since we installed a gallery wall around the piano, we wanted to add a large-scaled piece for the adjacent wall. A fantastic resource for large-scale prints from actual artists at a reasonable price is Minted. This piece, selected by the homeowners, is called Atmospheric by Amy Gray. We had the option to select custom size/ frame and canvas vs framed print. We also had the ability to change the color if we wanted, but didn’t.
We opted to use plaster lighting in the grasscloth living room because it adds character, texture, and understated glamour. Plus, it pings off the white chandelier duo in the dining room.
I think my very favorite splurge in the room are the matching ottomans upholstered in Schumacher Jokhang Tiger Fabric. These statement pieces are not only beautiful, they are also functional. The small ottomans are easily moved from the chess table to the seating area in the event that guests arrive.
Speaking of Schumacher, the Prado trim on the custom drapes sewn by Aneela at One Stop Sew Shop are my second favorite detail in the space.
The final thing I wanted to point out was our fun little Y2K moment we created with the small little prism table. I have been trying to sneak rainbow lucite in this home for months and this was a fun way to do it.
Thanks for joining me on this sophsitcated but playful formal living room reveal.
Living Room Sources
2. Minted- Atmospheric by Amy Gray*
3. Annie Selke rug *
4. Lighting- Visual Comfort
5. Sofa- Restoration Hardware
6. Chairs- Blue Dot
7. Stool Fabric- Schumacher One Stop Sew Shop and Ronni Logan Interiors
8. Drapery fabric- *Fabric Place Basement | One Stop Sew Shop
9. Prado Drapery Trim– Schumacher
10. Vintage Chinoiserie art and two gallery wall pieces from Verdigris Vintage- Antique Warehouse
-Paint/Wallpaper installer: IG: @JV_wallpaper
-Roni (IG:rchomeservicesllc) Contractor
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Those pink stools omg you’re awesome style
Thanks for reading Meryl❤️
Thanks so much Diane!
Beautifully done! That’s certainly not your mother’s grasscloth!
LOL. Indeed not! Thanks so much Cari!
Wow! I love everything about this! The color, the prism table, the super fun tiger ottomans, the lighting, the Annie Selke rug – I just can’t decide what I like best! You hit it out of the ballpark on this one Jewel. Warm and fun space.