Rustic, Casual Living Room Before & Afters in Falls Church, VA
What a fun, and rewarding project that was completed this afternoon in Virginia. The Carters live with their two adopted dogs in a 3 story town home situated in the heart of Falls Church. When I first met with the Carters, the goal was to stay within a very conservative budget, and one day really design their country house a few hours away. (One could only hope!)
AFTER PICTURE: (note all images are taken on my iPhone this afternoon - even though we took professional photos too - I just couldn't wait to share!) The custom linen panels and textured woven shades, add privacy and light filtration that was needed especially during the day. I fell in love with the wood/iron console on casters for seasonal flowers and plants - where we once had a vacancy in the space.
AFTER PICTURE: Featuring the client's existing orange suede chairs - too fun! - and the large corner hutch. The light fixture above from Restoration Hardware features exposed Edison bulbs giving a casual, industrial touch to the surrounding pieces. A last minute decision for a mirror behind the pair of chairs was a win - we needed some reflection and a sense of more space!
AFTER PICTURE: We found such a great deal on this clean-lined charcoal leather chair with nickel nail head! Loving leather as much as I do, we had to get it in the room somewhere - And where there is leather, there is more than likely a plaid! This corner has been calling my name to come sit and read a book with a nice tall glass of red wine.
AFTER PICTURE: Last, but certainly not least, is our new view walking into the room situated on the front of the house. This room now welcomes visitors to enjoy the spacious area, comfortable seating, and warm, ambient lighting. Above the sofa is a beautiful painting created by my client's sister in Sante Fe! It was awesome working with them to capture the right colors. Incorporating a personal piece gives this space added depth and meaning for this sweet, cozy home!
The best memory I have working on the project, was the time I spent collecting books and affordable accessories to really make this room feel like home. The hands on design and placement has become therapeutic, and where I use to have anxiety before installs, I have become giddy with excitement! Tomorrow we install the Transitional Living Room in Oakton, VA and needless to say - I will be lucky to fall asleep tonight! I look forward to sharing! Xoxo