For a lot of my clients who are new to using a designer, the transformation is a slow process. Also, a lot of people want to have a general plan that they can implement over time as money becomes available. That’s actually how we do it in our family most of the time too unless it’s a big construction project.
I’ve been really excited about a couple’s beautiful downtown Oakland Victorian condo that I’ve been working with them on since late summer/early fall. We have been ordering furniture and fabric and getting things framed and it’s starting to come together. We’ve been focusing on the living room but the rest of the house is starting to get transformed as well. Although we are still awaiting several items in the LR, here’s a sneak peek of their sofa area.
First the Before (aren’t the windows gorgeous?):
And now the After:
We still need lamps, some more throw pillows and accessories over here but I wanted to show off this beautiful sofa. The large nailhead trim is killing it for me as well as the upholstered back and soft lines. These ladies have fantastic taste and I would describe their style as hip/antique/global. You can’t see it but on the other side of the room are two mid-century chairs and a beautiful tansu.
And you can see which coffee table they went with from my previous post and I think it was the perfect choice. Such a nice combination of wood and metal to go with the vintage typewriter side tables. I also applaud their bravery in following my recommendation to go with this antique Persian rug. The color and wear in it adds so much warmth and texture.
And the gallery wall was a very important piece of the puzzle for them as they have many photographs of friends, ancestors, relatives, etc. I love the history and personality it adds to their very social space.
Also, one partner in the couple just returned from a trip to the Galapagos Islands and brought back the adorable little carved turtle. Such a great accessory!
Thanks for stopping by and happy Monday!