I'm so excited to share these images today! This is a very recently completed project for some lovely Clients in the Chattanooga area who knew what they wanted style-wise, and completely trusted me to carry out the vision.
The client and I share a similar design aesthetic - we both love color, classic design elements, and a little bit of whimsy!
When I was called in to help, my client shared that she had been working away at the dining room, and as you can see from the "before" photo below, the room was lovely!
Quite frankly, I wondered why she called me because she was already off to such a strong start! It turns out she has an quite eye for great pieces, but she struggled with an overall "Big Picture" concept.
My interview with her gave me lots of clues into her personal style and how to create the "wow" factor that was missing. I found out her favorite color was Robin's egg blue, and that when it was all said in done, she wanted the space to feel timeless but fresh.
She also wanted to retain the furnishings she had purchased up to this point, and I was happy to accommodate her request. Her antiques are beautiful!
Take a look at the finished space!
As you can see, we managed to completely transform the space while working with the existing furniture - and a majority of her accessories!
We took a risk by painting her previously white woodwork in her favorite color - Robin's Egg blue. We then took that color another step further by installing a fabulous sisal wallcovering in the same shade of blue. The contrast between the satin paint finish and the nubby grasscloth provides just enough tension to keep things interesting - and it's such a gorgeous backdrop for her antiques!
Keeping her desired light and fresh aesthetic in mind, I had custom window treatments made up in a simple cream linen blend fabric with accents of cheery red. The red is a little unexpected and adds a "happy" factor to the collected, layered look we were going for.
OK, extra points if you noticed that the mirror has been swapped out for this antique showstopper! I spotted it at a local Chattanooga antique mall and knew it would be perfect in this space. My client agreed wholeheartedly and it really makes quite a statement.
Did you notice the light fixture was replaced with an antique crystal chandelier? It's definitely an upgrade from the previous builder basic chandelier and adds some well pedigreed sophistication.
One thing I keep in mind with any space I'm working on is that a well decorated room is all about balance. Crystal chandeliers and ornate mirrors create a feeling of formality, so we had the dining chair seats reupholstered in a playful animal print fabric to keep the mood fresh and youthful.
The spotted fabric is another unexpected selection that really updates these formal antique dining chairs. Couldn't love it more!
I'll be sharing photos of the other rooms in this beautiful home, so be sure and check back in soon!
If you're in the Chattanooga area and looking for a designer to take your interiors to the next level, call Kim at 423.653.3186 to schedule your consultation!