Today's featured online design plan is for a family room inside a gorgeous home located close to Lake Erie. After consulting with the client through my client questionnaire, I learned a little about other areas of her home. This helped us design a space that flows with adjoining rooms. Some of the colors she has used are gray, navy, coral and "macadamia". We also learned that she wanted her family room to convey coastal style in a clean, contemporary way. Her desire was a comfortable, casual space that wasn't too "cottage-y".
Here is the family room we created for her…
She already has a really nice pair of neutral upholstered sofa's. Using them, we offered her two furniture arrangement options…(the rectangle in the upper right corner represents a three sided fireplace).
In both arrangements, we incorporated a new set of occasional tables. The tables we chose for the space are in warm wood tones with simple, clean lines. Transitional style tables keep the space from feeling too "cottage-y".
Solid navy full length drapery are a perfect backdrop for these amazing coral ikat patterned chairs from Ballard Designs. A beautiful see-through lamp is a great solution for instances where a large lamp needs to be placed in front of a window. It feels light and airy, doesn't block the view and a glass base glistens beautifully when the sun shines through it.
Let's talk about the mirror, this is one of my favorites. We suggested she place it over the fireplace. This piece has a gorgeous weathered navy blue finish that lends a nod towards coastal style. It's dressed up with sharp, straight, clean lines and a beveled edge so, it's the perfect choice for our "refined coastal style" family room. In the event this piece was a little too rustic for her taste, we gave her an alternate option.
A fun mix of navy and coral toss pillows in solids and patterns punched up the sofa's.
Coastal inspired artwork was arranged gallery-style around a wall-mounted flatscreen tv to create a large focal point over the new media unit. Since the fireplace is located in the corner of the space, we used the media unit and the long wall behind it to create the main focal point.
In the end, art and accessories are really what give this design a coastal vibe. If the day comes that she decides to change the coastal theme of this space, she could easily do so by simply switching up the art.
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