Color is something that scares people, at least when decorating a home. So it’s very easy to slip into what I call the “beige hole.” Beige, or now greige, is the safe choice that even the most sophisticated homeowners fall into.
Such is the case with a dear client who I adore! She is vibrant, smart, funny, and sophisticated but when it came to her house she was playing it safe. After many meetings, a couple paint changes, a lot of shopping and a few bottles of wine we came up with a design that pushed her out of her comfort zone and into a space that is as beautiful as she is.
Here are a couple before pics of her living room and dining room:
And here is the after:
We kept the walls neutral but lightened them up quite a bit to show off the new artwork. When choosing the light fixtures and furnishings with metal accents, we chose a brushed gold or brass to add sophistication to the space.
There is a mix of new items like the sofa, chairs, and rug along with custom pieces like the 2 cube tables and the new mantle and finally some vintage items like the marble-top coffee table and the dining table that came right out of the homeowner’s garage. We also revamped her buffet by giving it a new color and hardware. This mix of old with new and custom gives the space an individualized look that is unique and stunning.