Jane's "Updated-Cottage" Style Family Room

We have been very busy in the design studio and I can't wait to share all the projects we've been working on. Today's featured design is an online design plan we recently created for Jane's Living Room. Our goal in this project was to give her an updated family room that is high in style yet comfortable. This design has an updated-cottage flavor that is both casual and streamlined creating a comfortable, clean, timeless space Jane and her guests will enjoy. 

Here is the true to scale floor plan illustration we provided to show Jane where to place each item in her design plan...

 This large painted bookcase was selected to ground the large wall in the back of the space. We recommended that she style this piece by mixing everyday items with decorative accessories in an organized fashion.  Books, frames, greens and decorative objects were chosen to fill the shelves and provide an eye-catching focal point in the space. We also suggested adding baskets to provide storage for not so attractive items. 

We selected neutral upholstery. By keeping the fabrics neutral, she can add pops of color, changing it up with the seasons. The rounded arms and sleek base of the sofa we chose have an "updated-cottage" flavor, which is perfect for Jane's home. The striped upholstery fabric we chose for the accent chairs provides pattern and interest.

The tables we selected for the space are amazing. Both the cocktail table and end table are from Ballard Designs.  
The combination of wood and iron give them a chic rustic feel and adds to the cottage charm of the room.

We added fun pops of green and blue with beautiful pillows and accessories. 

The artwork we selected also brings color to the space as well as a touch of nature. This bright and cheerful collage of four framed prints is perfect for the area over the chair in the reading corner. Another art selection we made was this large scale, sculptural tree art. Wood planking on the back of this piece provides gorgeous texture and interest. 


The items shown in this post are just some of the elements we selected for Jane's custom design plan. 
In addition to these suggestions, we also provided her with recommendations for paint color, window treatments, lighting, additional furnishings and accessories. 

I'll be back later this week with a peek at some of the other design projects we've been busy working on. Until then, happy decorating! 

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