Friday, July 30, 2010

Romantic Living Room Update

Recently I had the pleasure of updating
 a living room for a client.
 She loves the glamorous, romantic, french style.
This before  picture was taken after the painters 
had finished, so the cornices were still down.
What a difference adding to her window treatment made.



The existing cornice boards were already upholstered to match
 the chair and sofa in the living room. I added long silk panels with fringe.
Her walls were originally linen white, now a beautiful pinky beige.

Take a look at the finished room:



I specified a paint change to BM Bradstreet Beige
 and the ceiling in BM Sunset Pink.
There was a lot of pattern with the Aubusson style floral carpet 
and the floral pattern was everywhere you looked.
I wanted to soften that overload of pattern.



 I toned it down with solid silk panels in a melon pink
 with lush fringe in a beige and pink combination.
 I applied a pink and beige brush fringe
 to the top of the lambrequins (cornices with sides).
Each panel was held back by a burnished gold medallion.
Her furniture is in a whitewash oak which
 comes across as a peachy pink. 
The room has layers of beigey pinks
 that are quite elegant and romantic.
A favorite painting won at an auction in Paris 
now holds center stage over the mantel.
 It used to be on a side wall.
 I replaced a contemporary oversized painting
 that was too bold for the room.
A tole candelabra in aged green
 is the centerpiece on her marble coffee table.
The color of the silk drapes is repeated in the coffee table.
The living room adjoins the dining room 
separated by marbleized columns. 
This room is next on our list~stay tuned!
Small changes in paint colors and beefing up top treatments
 can give any room the face lift it needs to stay current!


Linking to
Show and Tell Friday

18 comments:

Lynn said...

This room looks absolutely gorgeous!! You did a fantastic job on updating her room!

Have a great weekend!

Blessings,
~Lynn

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Such a stunningly beautiful room. Very femenine. I love all the pretty silk and the lovely patterns in the fabrics. Gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

What a fabulous room! Just lovely.
Penny

Blondie's Journal said...

This is a lovely room with all of your updating! I love it!

xoxo
Jane

Erin@likegrandmas said...

Nicely done! I like the neutralness but the details draw you in and make you appreciate the femininity.

Terrell said...

I absolutely love every inch of this room!! It's just gorgeous!!! I'm so glad we found each others blog and I'm so happy to follow yours! It's truly amazing! I'm off to explore more of it! Hugs for a happy weekend!
~Terrell @ FrouFrouDecor~

The Rehab Boutique said...

What a difference window treatments make, unbelievable, they're beautiful!

The Rehab Boutique said...

PS I'm your newest follower!

My Cottage Charm said...

Amy, I'm so glad you liked my chandelier...it was such a fun project! :) I SO enjoy taking something no one else wants and turning it into such a treasure! I have so many posts like that...it's just plain fun! I'll be posting what I did with an old clock I got from a yard sale soon...it turned out fun too!
I love the room you helped with in your post. It is nice and warm with all the pinky beige tones..much better. :) You did a great job...so nice to be able to help people make their homes beautiful. :)
Hope you have a great weekend!
Blessings
Missy

Michelle said...

The room is absolutely stunning!Great job updating the room! :o)

Juniper Hill Antiques said...

♥♥♥ I am in love with this room! ♥♥♥ What a spectacular job you have done! Love your ideas, I have become a follower and put you on my "favorite blog" list! I hope you will try to join my blog again, I have no idea what went wrong, I hope it is working now!
Regards,
Linda

Deborah said...

Beautiful. I love all the painted furniture and the lovely rug. You did a great job.

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

What a lovely room I could move right in. Love the pinkish ceiling. Sometimes a color on the ceiling really smartens up the room. I also like to use semi gloss because the ceiling then reflects all the light in the room specially in a diningroom.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Jacqueline said...

This room is just stunning. What a difference the drapery makes. I love the soft color and the rich fabrics. It is rich, yet inviting too.

Charlotte's Color Specialist said...

I love the ceiling color - so soft!

Lori @ Projects Plenty said...

Wow...STUNNING transformation. Great color choices. I love, love, love the silk panels with fringe...huge improvement over just the cornices. You are so right that the panels toned down all the floral going on in the room. You have been a busy girl.

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hello...

Ohhh my...what a fabulous living room! You did a magnificent job with the decor, my friend! What a stunning transformation...I adore it!!! Thank you for sharing your creativity and talents with us!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

The Hip Hostess said...

So lovely! Very sophisticated yet so cozy & inviting makes you want to sit down with a good book and cup of tea. Beautiful work, Amy.

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