Happy Wednesday!!! I’m off to a design presentation today in Brooklyn - where I will be showing my client the designs I created for her living room (w/media area + dining area), guest room (with a lil bit of Moroccan favor added, plus bedroom design (incl. roman shades that pull down from the top + up from the bottom) …. I’m SO excited to reveal the design!
Today’s post are pics of a living room design that I created for Christopher - one of my clients in Astoria, Queens. My client was a young bachelor that had just moved into his 1st apartment. He was keeping a tv stand (donated by the previous tenant … yeaahhh … I love when my clients can save money, it was in great condition so we used it in the design). Chris also spotted a sofa that we loved + purchased on his own, so with those 2 items in the room and learning more about Chris’s likes and dislikes, I created a furniture placement layout that opened up the room to incorporate a lounge area for him and his pals to watch sports, dining space, and bar area (which also served as his ‘library’ .. hmmm, I guess that makes it 4 functions!!). I sourced the dining table, chairs, coffee table pillows, ….
… ummm .. ok I sourced practically everything u see in the photos (minus - the books). The ‘design trick’ to maintain a small room from looking crowded is adding furniture items that are NOT bulky - like this amazing coffee table (super strong and yet NOT bulky):
Here is the BEFORE pic of other side of the room:
One of my fave items for this client was the frame I created highlighting his goal and passion (seen above the sofa). Wanna guess what it is? Hint … comic books! Ok, that was not a hint … that was straight out telling you what he loves. Here’s the scoop: my client intends to one day write/produce his own comic book (aka: ‘novelty’ books) - so as SOON as I heard this I knew I had to illuminate what he loves within the room .. so besides adding the wall system bookshelf, and the window bookshelf, I also recommended FRAMING pages of a book series that he owned (and had duplicates of)…. and so that we did …. I still remember seeing his face LIGHT up when I presented the idea - mission accomplished = happy client with an economical design.
Next week’s Wed’s Wink we are featuring one of my e-decorating designs (for a client in Boston, MA) .. I hope u stay tuned! Have a BEAUTIFUL day!
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