Nov 16

Designing an Urban Retreat

Living room design scheme
At the risk of totally jinxing myself (*furiously knocks on wood*), I have to admit that so far I’ve absolutely struck gold when it comes to all of my clients. I keep waiting for the shoe to drop – I mean, I’m no stranger to the odd nightmare client… but it’s been over a year since I launched my own business, and I haven’t yet worked with a single soul that I wouldn’t happily befriend. And my newest project? Well, it’s of no exception.

Coined as #LLprojectAugusta on Instagram, it’s not a huge project by any means, but what it lacks in size it makes up tenfold in style. This boyfriend-girlfriend duo are as sweet as can be, and have enlisted my help in pulling their living room together, while giving their open concept kitchen a little love while we’re at it. With their walls freshly painted (in a shade I serendipitously love), an exposed brick fireplace, and 100 year old crown mouldings that would make you weep, it’s been bit of a dream since the onset. There was really only one stipulation: I must keep the couch. Luckily, it’s a simple white leather love seat, an easy piece to work with. Following is where we began, as far as plans and designs go:

The Inspiration

Blush chair in the living room

{blush chairs, beautiful textures, the slightest hint of gold}

Panelle walls and gorgeous pillows{simple, casual, yet totally luxurious touches}

Pattern play{playing with patterns}

Open shelving in the kitchen{open shelving in the kitchen}

The Plan

Design plans for a casual meets luxe living room

Once all of the final furniture has been delivered and installed (we’re looking at mid-January), I’ll be sure to have it all photographed to show you guys – I mean, it just wouldn’t be right to keep this beauty to myself. 




THE INSPIRATION: Breakfast Table: Sophie Metz Design | Blush Chair: Elle Decor | Pattern Plan: Sacramento Street | Kitchen: Lesley Unruh | Stacked Logs: Lekker Fris

THE PLAN: Brass Frames: West Elm | Mid-Century Lamps: West Elm | Art: Minted | Grey Ikat Pillow: John Robshaw | Blue Pillow: John Robshaw | Lumbar Pillow: John Robshaw | Tassel Pillow: West Elm | Stool: Pottery Barn | Island: Ikea | Navy Runner: West Elm | Console: Pottery Barn | Trunk: Pottery Barn | Blush Chair: West Elm | Rug: Pottery Barn | Lantern: Pottery Barn | Chandelier: Pottery Barn


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