Classical Blues and Whites

As I begin to breach the subject, with the word “blue” in it - I’ll be the first to admit there aren’t many projects we work on that don’t include some hint of it in it - somewhere.

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Our team has been working on a Living Room design since last October and currently making the preparations necessary for a large installation in the next couple of weeks! This installation has me particularly excited for a couple of reasons.

Original Image of the proposed design posted via @caseysanfordinteriors

Original Image of the proposed design posted via @caseysanfordinteriors

The space is opened to the second floor landing, with two levels of windows overlooking the Potomac River, allowing a large amount of natural light to filter through.

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With the height of the ceilings, we also have one large fireplace wall with built-in shelves on either side that reach up over 10’H. This area of the room, has prompted an exciting activity of sourcing antique leather and vintage books, blue and white pottery, small authentic pieces such as vases, sculptures, etc, bits of greenery, and small, framed pieces of art to style when we schedule the main delivery!

Before image of Living Room fireplace wall, also showing window wall.

Before image of Living Room fireplace wall, also showing window wall.

Our plan is to use as much of the client’s existing items, while also incorporating enough items to appropriately style and balance the shelves, bringing up the different shades of blue and wood tones, that were incorporated into the custom upholstery, side tables, art work, and custom pillows.

Concept Board : Client Living Room Selections

Below, we show the most updated floor plan - incorporating our client’s existing wing chair in the corner (to be upholstered in a fabulous blue, masculine check) and an overall open space scenario for easy flow and room when entertaining!

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(Since designing this space, one of my client’s sons got engaged! It has given us all motivation to get the house looking ready for an eventful engagement party at their home this Summer!)

Living Room Floor Plan

Living Room Floor Plan

Another wonderful part about this project and the particular room we have been working on, is its location in the home. The Living Room is open to the Main Foyer, Dining Room, and the long hallway that connects most of the main level. We have used the Living Room design as a building block for the other rooms in the house.

Updated fabric and wood finishes for Living Room design

Updated fabric and wood finishes for Living Room design

Below you’ll find an arrangement of accessories and style ideas that have inspired our upcoming “shelfies” in order to provide a warm, balanced, finished look for this grand space!

Thank you for stopping by, and I would love to hear from you!

Xx - Casey Sanford