With a busy schedule this client wanted a majority of her house done but knew she would need the help of a designer. She wanted a French country interior done with rich colors that she loved. After a consultation, the design ideas came quickly. With a clear vision of the clients desires and the way the home needed to function, fabric and furniture selections were made and a presentation was scheduled. Loving the direction everything was going, the client gave the go ahead and the work began.
A rich palate of royal blues and warm golden yellows, invite you in and carry you throughout the interior. Each room was designed with a purpose. Walking into the home you are greeted with a large open entry and high ceilings into the staircase and living room areas. With a large amount of natural light, beautiful decorative mirrors were used to fill a niche next to the front door as well as a custom mural to add a pop of color and be a unique conversation piece. A large custom area rug softens the space and anchors the area.
Just off of the entry is an open library and reading area. With accessories and a few classic furniture pieces, this space is inviting and useful. Set up for an intimate chat or reading on a summer day, it is the perfect spot to sit and relax. This area is also very useful when our client hosts parties. It adds another space for people to gather and still feel like a part of everything going on.
The living room and dining room boast tall windows, two stories high that give a grand view of the nearby hills. These windows are amazing to look through at night but also have intense sun during the day. Taking this into account, the window treatments were designed to frame the view but to add privacy, sun protection and block some of the heat coming from these areas. The treatments were regal and elegant and combined with the charming French country furnishings these rooms are formal yet inviting and are the perfect view when walking into the home.
While in the kitchen, the client wanted a warm and comfortable feeling. Using cream cabinets and a patterned wallpaper it was a true country kitchen. A window seat adorned with pillows in textures, patterns and complimenting trims sat next to an iron based country table in the nook. With a custom table runner and seat pads added to the nook table and chairs there was a softness and pop of color added to the space. A delicate chandelier was placed over the table with soft fabric shades and the windows were dressed with a contoured valance in coordinating fabrics. An intricately designed area rug was placed beneath the table for softness and color and added texture to compliment the space. Accessories were carefully placed and made the space complete.
Just off the kitchen was the family room and bar area. An inset area rug was placed beneath a large sectional sofa. New hard case furnishings and a new custom built in were added for function and ease. With rich wood tones the royal blues and warm yellows really popped. The fireplace was faux painted to match the flooring and was a beautiful addition to the space. The built in bar in the back of the room was stained to compliment the new entertainment center and made quite the impact when walking into the room.
Going up the staircase the master bedroom was the next area to be designed. The space was big and needed some elegance and drama to make a statement. The room had a gorgeous view and it needed to be showcased. The window treatments were elegant and framed the window beautifully. With a stained wood moulding at the top and a contoured shape, it made a soft frame while tied back panels added softness to the walls. Remote controlled shades were hidden beneath the valances and added the privacy and sun protection the room needed. The same treatment was used in other areas of the room as well. With a new custom headboard a large canopy was added behind the bed to dress the wall and make the bed a true statement piece. Custom bedding in rich toiles and textures finished the bed in true French country style. A sitting area was added in front of the entertainment center and fireplace as well finishing off the room and making it a true sanctuary for the client. The master bathroom was also addressed and featured elegant lighting fixtures and custom area rugs.
The client was so happy with the final result of her home. She has been a return client for many years on other projects she wanted to do. The overall look and feel of her home was elegant and charming and she said she loves walking into her home each day; it looks like it was just completed!