Today, I’m excited to reveal a living room from one of my recent design endeavors! The Chase Project Part One is embellished with a blend of cozy warm hues and crisp cool tones, enriched with classic textures and imbued with a touch of modern-transitional flair. This particular project holds a special place in my heart due to its lofty ceilings and expansive, open layout.
Our initial focus centered on the various finishes throughout the space. This included considerations for paint selections, hardwood colors, finishes, as well as the design and style of the fireplace.
A key aspect of our deliberations was the choice of hardwood stain color. Given the ever-evolving array of options, we carefully weighed our choices. Ultimately, I recommended a lighter beach-wood hue with a satin finish. With the recent addition of a playful puppy to the family, a satin or even a matte finish proved ideal for concealing potential scratches on the hardwood floors.
Following this decision, our attention turned to establishing the color palette. The client leaned towards neutral tones accented by vibrant splashes of color. Once we settled on our color scheme, we elevated the project by integrating diverse textures and patterns. Our collective vision aimed to craft a space that exuded tranquility, warmth, and unmistakable style.
Our next decision centered around the fireplace. I presented the family with two options: an all-stone fireplace or a shiplap fireplace. While shiplap carries a certain charm, it’s a trend that can quickly fade. Recognizing the desire for longevity, we opted for ledgerstone, which is a personal favorite of mine. Its warm-colored stone offered the timeless appeal we sought, paired with Sherwin Williams Mindful Gray, ensuring it would endure gracefully throughout the years without the need for frequent updates.
To complement the texture of the stone, we agreed to keep the mantle itself simple. A straight-edged design added a cozy touch while allowing the stone’s texture to remain the focal point. This minimalist approach achieved the perfect blend of sophistication and simplicity we aimed for.
With the finishes settled, it was finally time for my favorite phase: decorating! Considering the household’s occupants—a dog and two young boys—it was essential to select materials that aligned with their lifestyle. We opted for a frieze rug pile, a dark-colored sofa or sectional, and a coffee table with rounded edges for safety and durability. There were countless crucial decisions to be made!
Now, with the Christmas season upon us and the house beautifully embellished, I felt it was the ideal moment to start sharing this delightful gem! ♥
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