This townhouse facelift was a fresh of breath air as I got to take a step away from construction drawings, tile, and electrical plans to focus more on space planning, sourcing furniture, and styling with accessories (this is also known as the more 'pretty side' of design).
We were first approached by this client as she was searching for a smaller design firm who not only does beautiful work but has the ability to relate and listen. She has been living in this space for a few years now and expressed a common concern that we hear often, 'it doesn't quite feel like home yet'. We were also challenged with using some of her existing furniture pieces, good thing we love a challenge!
The existing space was full of saturated accent walls, furniture pieces that were out of scale, and an overall 'dark' feel.
Our goal was to lighten the space, balance out the scale of some of the existing furniture pieces, and add more depth/personality. We wanted to convert this space from a 'house' to a
We started with a concept showing lighter elements to contrast the visually heavy and dark leather sectional that was going to stay in the space. Then we toned down the saturated accent walls with this gorgeous green paint from Benjamin Moore (which provided a more mature/sophisticated feel). Adding architectural elements with the wall panelling was the pièce de resistance!
I don't want to give too much away as I will be doing a full space reveal once complete but here are the progress photos to give you an idea of the transformation so far: