A Recent Client Project!

A Recent Client Project!

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I recently finished decorating a living room for a fantastic client.  We were under the gun to get it finished before baby girl's arrival, and we ended up having 2 weeks to spare! 





The project started basically with a blank canvas.  The client's family of 4 had moved into their home about a year ago and had not really done anything with the living room.  The house has great bones, and the client has great taste, so I was really excited to start on this project.





As you can see from the before photos, the room was painted a yellow beige, furnished with a few antiques and hand-me-downs from family members.  The first time I walked into the room I instantly fell in love with the gorgeous mirror over the fireplace.  It belonged to her great-grandmother and would be a stunning focal point of the room- it just needed to be hung vertically!







The wood floors, beautiful crown molding, and gorgeous fireplace provided a great backdrop for our decorating plan.  We used several of the client's antiques in the final plan but didn't hesitate to sell the pieces she didn't love. 







After a few discussions and based upon the other colors in the home, we decided on a neutral color scheme, accented with chocolate brown, light blue, and touches of coral-ish red (to bring in the coral red from the adjoining dining room).







After deciding on fabrics, we got to work on having the upholstered pieces made.  Country Chair did a fantastic job making a pair of chairs in the modern blue floral fabric and made her sofa in the neutral beige herringbone. 







We found the rug at Pottery Barn- it is the Chunky Basketweave Jute Rug.  I absolutely love it and plan to use it in another project.  We got rid of the yellow on the walls and brought in a more neutral tone.  Instead of placing the furniture against the walls, we created a seating area in the center of the room with the gorgeous fireplace as the focal point.







We had the curtains made in the chocolate brown and beige quatrefoil fabric.  A gorgeous chest of drawers that belonged to the client's grandmother sits between the two windows.







We found a beautiful limed-wood Baker coffee table at Slate Interiors here in Charlotte.  You can't really see the detail from this picture, but it has fabulous ming legs with Greek key detailing and a grasscloth top under the glass.  The client had gorgeous pieces of family silver that we displayed all over the room!






Here are some quick pictures I took of the finished room (click to see them better).  When accessorizing, we mixed high with low, using everything from antique sterling silver to odds-and-ends from Homegoods.  The client had some beautiful pieces of art we were able to incorporate into our design. 



























I hope you have enjoyed seeing these project photos!  If you are around the Charlotte area, I'd love to help you decorate your home.  Email me (Sarah) at mattersofstyle@gmail.com for more details!





And don't forget to send us your Before and After entries!  We are so excited to share them with our readers! 

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