We were contacted by a friend of Bethany's who built a custom home years ago. We went to visit her when she moved in, and this home, perched on a hill with mountainous views, huge windows, lots of light and beautiful custom touches, is one I never forgot. It is a home I would move into in a hot minute.
She just wanted some slipcovers for her existing sofas, and a new rug. We told her about our Room Design Plan, not just focusing on the sofa or rug, but pulling the whole room together, and she signed up. Here is a before picture of her living room.
The existing multi colored clock on her mantle was her inspiration and our interview with her lead us down a color path of turquoises, blues, rusts, saddle browns. We came up with these three looks, and honestly Bethany ran with this one in a big way, so I thank her for her vision and hard work.
Along with the plans, we offered her a roadmap on how to execute the look she chose, and it began with:
and adding pops of color:
We presented these boards to her and created the vision in her room with several props that we brought along, like vases, a fiber rug, and turquoise garden stool. She fell hard for the scheme with the turquoise over-dyed rug mixed with a saddle brown leather sofa, and turquoise accents.
This is a client that wants to try to pull it together on her own, now that she has the plan. Although we gave her detailed instructions, we will be at-the-ready if she needs help executing any of it. It was so fun nailing a look she was happy with. It wasn't hard convincing her that reupholstering old furniture wasn't cost effective so we were happy to enlighten her with several better options!
The best design advice we can give is always start with a plan!