A little mid-week post about a wonderful living room transformation!
Today, an installation and a vestige of a drapery sheer that was clinging on for dear life. hehehe. Not for much longer!
Another lovely client, this one in Pelham, NY which is a short drive away from Bronxville. We did this room in nearly record time, but then, you may recall, I went on a shopping trip early in September.
And now, we have furniture!
The old furniture.
Fat, bloated sectional which caved in on one end.
Yes, the place was a mess. Her son was getting ready to go off to school. But, in reality, it was very hard to move around in the room in any case. It seemed small. But when I measured it, I discovered that the living room isn’t that small at all! It is roughly 13.6′ x 23′. That’s actually pretty average for these parts.
We decided to work with the existing rug and walls. The only thing staying was the lovely Baker bombe book-case in the top image.
No, wait. I’m not sorry. What IS that window treatment supposed to be? It reminds me of a bad Imogene Coca 50’s hair cut.
I guess I better shutup before someone tells me I’m going to hurt somebody’s feelings.
Imogene is not the only one capable of using poor judgment in hairstyles, ya know. Some of you may remember this 80’s gem from this post. Proctor and Gamble, young-demented housewife.
Geeeezzz talk about your digressions! lol
Of course, I was there for a reason. :]
And here’s the after!
We debated doing the entire slipper chair out of Le Lac, but it’s like 280/yard NET. And I threw it in at cost just for the pillows!
These are cell phone shots, by the way. And yes, it was another dark rainy day, so a little grainy and the blues did not photograph well. The drapes are actually a rich teal color where it looks gray.
Someone was asking me the other day because another pet-peeve are the dated “pinch pleats” what they should do instead?
Here’s the updated version and it isn’t that new either. It’s either called a Parisian pleat or a top pinch pleat. In the 20 years I have had my business, I have never done pinch pleats unless the drapes are going under a valance. A proper valance.
Here’s Mario hard at work. I so wished he had been available last week for my photo shoot!
I like the contemporary edge it gives which plays off the more contemporary pattern on the drapes. Fabulous design by Candice Olson for Kravet.
I feel that a well designed room is about balance.
I’ll be back soon!