Welcome back to the blog! It has been a while, but today I want to show you one of my most recent projects that I absolutely adore – the 89th Street Living Room Refresh.
When I first met with this client, she was very clear she wanted to create a little sanctuary for herself as this was “her zone” of the house! Her current living room felt dated, bulky and dark. Keep in mind, by the time she had me over for a consultation, she already gave away most of her old furniture! This actually helps to clear out some of the clutter and take a look at what space there is to actually work with!
After the initial consultation, I follow up with a summary presentation which includes inspiration pictures and any specific notes for the project. Below is the inspiration board we were working from to create a one-of-a-kind living room!
Although we weren’t changing any of the structure of this living room, there were some things that needed to be updated. Paint was first on the list. Final paint selections were Sherwin Williams “Drift of Mist” (SW 9166) for the main walls, inside of the bay window and the spindles on the railing, “Secret Cove” (SW 9058) for the accent wall, and “Polished Concrete” (SW 9167) for the interior of the front door, and for the base, handrail and post of the railing.
Around the front door and bay window was trim that was a different color than the rest of the house. So the client found trim to match the existing profile and brought a sample piece of trim to Sherwin Williams where they created a custom stain match! The inside of the front door was also painted to give it a fresh, clean look while coordinating with the new finishes of the living room.
Because the railing to the basement was also the darker wood tone, we decided instead of replacing it, it would be a fun added touch to paint the spindles in “Drift of Mist” and paint the base plate, hand rail and post in “Polished Concrete”. The inside of the bay window was also the darker wood finish, and that was also painted with “Drift of Mist”.
After the Paint and Trim were sorted out, the client and I really took the time to find new furniture pieces in her budget with the aesthetic she was trying to achieve – “Mid-Century Modern” with a twist of “Transitional”.
From start to finish, this project was fun and spunky! I hope you love the 89th Street Living Room Refresh as much as my client and I do!