When entering this quaint traditional home, guests walk into lovely foyer where they are greeted with a formal dining room to their left and a formal living room to their right. Taking our cue from the amazing “Chinoiserie Chic" dining room we had previously designed for our clients (see Somersby dining room), we set out to design the formal living room that reflected the dining rooms style while maintaining its own identity. We borrowed the Asian inspiration, the neutral zebra fabric and navy color from the dining room and took the design from there.
To balance out the very bold Asian wallpaper in the adjacent dining room we commissioned a local artist, Ellen Maynard to paint an amazing abstract painting that was graphic and bold and had an overall Asian modern feel. The painting was largely abstract but purposely hinted of an ancient Asian civilization. The resulting painting was better than we even imagined and pulled the room and the entire first floor design together.
We furnished the room with a collection of newly found antiques and some of the clients existing pieces. We found a few amazing, iconic, Asian Modern, antiques from the 50’s at a local antique showroom "Sea Change Home" (Which really worked well with our clients love for antiques and Asian inspired design)! For the other pieces in the room, we re-used the clients existing buffet which allowed us to showcase her collectible items and were were also able to re-purpose her existing antique sofa (which had tremendous sentimental value) and pair of wingback chairs.
The finishing touches:
To really set the room off and give it a “wow” factor we positioned the newly refurbished sofa onto the back wall, painted the wall navy and hung the commissioned art piece directly over it. The result is an amazing focal wall that visually balances out the bold dining room across the hall. We then used another fun graphic pattern from Thibout (this time fabric) on the back of the wingback chairs and added in other fun fabrics on the custom drapery and throw pillows. A simple rug under it all allows the rock stars of the room to shine!