I had a wonderful opportunity to design the interior for a young, busy, working couple’s new home under construction. The couple had already chosen their fixtures and flooring, so I guided them choosing paint colors and furnishings.
The challenge at first was determining their design style for they were living in a furnished apartment and had sold all their furniture to start anew.
Thank goodness for Pinterest! I asked the couple to go online and send me pictures of styles they really liked from Pinterest so I could get a feel of how to choose furnishings for their home. In no time, I was getting a steady stream of photos with comments of what they liked and didn’t like which was so helpful in deciding the design direction.
With a budget in hand, I was able to find most of the major furniture and a few accessories from one place which was what the client had hoped for. This is the view you see straight ahead, at the end of the hall after entering the front door. Over the leather sofa, the large clock allows the wall color to show through the open metal fretwork creating quite the room statement. More pattern with accent pillows and wall art, bring texture and color to the neutrals of the room. Add to that a couple of plaid floor pillows to pull up to the trunk coffee table for more casual seating. The metal and wood of the end tables and lamps tie in with some of the accessories in the joining open spaces.
The entertainment center has dark metal accents as well as the hanging lanterns and sofa table making great use of the wall niche between kitchen and family room. (Love how the wall clock over sofa reflects in mirror.)
There is still plenty of room for the client to add personal framed photos and mementos to “homey” up the spaces.
The clients were so pleased, and kept commenting on how comfortable it felt and how the design captured their style to a “T”. They were also able to move in just a couple of days before Thanksgiving to start making new memories in their new, ” Home Sweet Home.”
I invite you to be watching for Part 2 of this series showing several rooms of this new house design, where I will write more about how Pinterest pictures inspired design decisions as well as the model home.
What inspires you for your design decisions? Inspiration can come from many sources!
I thank eRegal Studio whose photography skills always makes the designs look their optimal best! (It also helps when the photographer is my husband!)
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