Northwest Rescue

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

My freshman year college roommate Denise recently moved from the Windy City to the Pacific Northwest along with her husband and two adorable children.   They bought a new house, and as is typical, they are now struggling to make their existing furniture work in the space.  I offered to do a little design consultation for her from afar to help her out with the room. Here is what her family room / kitchen looks like now:

This is one heck of a view!
Sunday night was a mini design charette for me and I came up with two layouts. 
Option 1
 Option 2
And three schemes using their existing brown leather sofa. The second sofa will be moved to another room.  I suggested adding a new chair so that not everything is so matchy. And a touch of white ties into the kitchen cabinets and freshens up the look.
Scheme 1
Ballard Designs Console - $299
Ballard Designs Stratford Chair, upholstered in Casbah - $821
Martha Stewart Floating Dahlia Area Rug - $597
West Elm Martini Side Table - $129
Ballard Designs Julian Apothecary Floor Lam p - $99
LampsPlus Amberlyn Wall Mirror - $217.91
Lamps Plus Robbert Abbey Cinnamon Brown Ceramic Bronze Lamp - $207.91 each (2)

Scheme 2
Ballard Designs Stratford Chair, upholstered in Haley Blue - $797
LampsPlus Moonlight Wall Mirror - $169.99
Martha Stewart Living Capital Stripe Rug – 8x10 - $397
CB2 Ketch 18” x 12” pillow - $29.95

Scheme 3
Ballard Designs Stratford Chair, upholstered in Domino Green - $797
Martha Steward Chrysanthemum Area Rug – 8 x 10 - $397
West Elm Agni Pillow Cover - $29
Home Decorator’s Collection Argyle Table - $199
LampsPlus Robert Abbey Genie Blue & Silver Ceramic Table Lamp (2)- $151.91

Denise and the fam like the coloration of Scheme 2 and 3 and Plan option 1 but want to save a little dough and keep their brown leather chair. So now that we have a direction, I'll work on completing a more comprehensive scheme for them to implement!

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