Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Project Number Seven

Tomorrow I turn in my final project for Intro. to Interior Design class and I'm finally done! It's been fun and a little stressful but it's nice to see it all come together at the end. For a quick recap, my "client" was my co-worker and friend, Michelle. She wanted a contemporary but comfortable space where she could entertain friends. She hates pastel colors and florals, and wanted warm colors like muted red, olive green, and earthy brown. She and her husband Tony love to play games and watch TV, so comfort was a must and space to seat at least 6 people comfortably. They also are learning to cook and are experimenting with different wines, so they wanted a dining room that had warm colors and a more intimate feel.

I felt a L-shaped sectional sofa would meet their needs for seating, and hardwood floors was a must as they have a Yorkie Poo, Chloe, who is still in the potty training days. Leather is very durable and will hide any scratches her little nails might make on the sofa. They wanted space for a computer so I added a desk behind the sofa with my favorite Louis Ghost Chair. Whoever is at the desk, can still participate in the conversation and see their 60" TV. The sofa is at the desired distance of 8-10 feet so they won't be too far or too near the TV.

The dining room gets a little punch of drama and feminity with a gorgeous red leather wallpaper. It's faux, but very hard to tell and feels soft to the touch, much like leather. I also found a cool metal wine rack that can be mounted on the wall and display their wine collection, plus there is a sense of intimacy as the chandelier is candles (electrical, that is). Above the buffet is a framed chalkboard where they can write their menu or any fun statement for the evening.

So here it is along with some photos of what I would suggest for furniture selections and fabric/casegoods.

Suggestions for Furniture in the Living Room

Candice Olson Chair in a Charcoal Velvet

Furniture Suggestions for Dining Room

Chalkboard above the Buffet (but in different frame color)

Images also from Restoration Hardware, Candice Olson Furniture, Pottery Barn, and Ballard Designs

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