I always say we've got the best clients a girl could ask for and one special lady called just recently to say, "I've got a project and I'm ready to get going on it. When can you come?".
There is quasi-attic space in the upstairs of her beautiful house that we are going to transform into a special haven for her three grandchildren. It's quirky, cool and quaint all rolled into one. In its raw form it has a great vibe and I could see instantly a new room: clean, fresh and bright. It has one dormer window, lots of angled walls and ceiling, truly "in the eaves" of the house. The best part is we've planned it on a budget appropriate for a room children will primarily use. It's going to be youthful and fun while still being as sophisticated as our client.
We already had a rug similar to this one, 8' x 10'. We plan to use it in the primary seating area in front of the sofa.
The floor is unfinished so we are using wall to wall sisal, natural with a grayish hue.
The walls and ceiling will be wallpapered in a soft gray grasscloth for texture and a neutral wall color.
All the trim, doors and windows are being painted Benjamin Moore Moonlight White, the best white available today in my opinion.
We are adding a plantation shutter to the window because it's on the smaller side and a clean fresh look is the goal. Our client doesn't love her view out this window. With one click the view goes bye-bye.
There are three main upholstered pieces in the room along with a few other small upholstered items. The sofa is in a beautiful Glant chocolate chenille (sofa style as seen).
We're reupholstering a chair in Designer's Guild Sassari (the chair looks a lot like this one below).
A new chair will be ordered upholstered in this China Seas fabric. Ok, how precious is that chair going to be?
Pillows on the sofa and chairs are in fabrics you see here, all China Seas. The belt represents the Ralph Lauren trim going on the chocolate brown and white fabric for a pillow.
This ottoman is being upholstered in the brown and white with Ralph Lauren trim around base. It's sitting in front of the dormer window.
Now, for the really fun part. We want this space to have some whimsy, not be too serious, it's a playroom for lack of a better term. I felt the furnishings needed to be smart, efficient, budget friendly and fun. We've selected the following and it's going to be fab.
A new TV, Wii and whatever other games these lucky grandchildren request will reside in this media cabinet from CB2.
Another request was to have a coffee table the kids could do puzzles, color, play games, etc. This indestructible table fits the bill.
Whimsy, did someone say whimsy? Two of these fun mirrors from Z Gallerie will hang vertically on one of our only flat walls.
We need a writing table for more games or bigger projects so this table is just perfect.
It's going to sit across the room on an opposing wall with this DOXA Home lamp on it.
The crowning glory of this project will be an Amanda Talley painting above the sofa. My client's love to go to New Orleans so next time their in NOLA, Amanda will be getting a visit.
And, there will be plenty of accessorizing to do once everything is installed so I'll keep you up to speed on our selections. The big unveil will be coming very soon. So stop back in and see what you think. It's going to be awesome.
We'll talk soon.