Happy Tuesday everyone! We are excited to reveal our Westchester Project. Like many of our clients, this is a young family that loves all things vintage, eclectic and most importantly they are not afraid of color.
When we first met our clients, they loved where they lived and instead of moving, they decide to start renovating their home, room by room. One of the biggest priorities for both of our clients was to get a space where they could work in. Since both of them work from home, they didn't have a defined space in their home to work from. One of them was literally working from their night stand (true story).
They also had a lot of wants and needs for their home. In addition to the study, they wanted a space where they could entertain. They had a large formal dining room that was barely being used, to make better use of the space, we decided to turn it into their study and formal living room.
We are really bad at taking before pictures, so here are the few we did take.
One of the main issues we have with older homes, is they can have multiple entrances to each room. This is great for the flow of the home, however, from a design perspective it sometimes can get in the way with the purpose of a space. Their dining room had an oversize opening into their entry and a smaller entry into their breakfast nook. In order to make better use of the space, we decide to close in the entry opening and use that space to formulate the formal living room. They had an amazing buffet that we wanted to re-use in the space, by closing the entry opening, we can use that as a base for the TV.
Our clients had an amazing yellow velvet couch, that we tweaked a little to update it and bring it into the space. The couch brings great color to the space and adds to the warmth. We anchored the space with a gorgeous vintage rug and a gold and glass coffee table. In the corner we wanted something fun for our clients, so we placed a lucite bar cart, they can enjoy after their kiddos go to bed ;). Lastly, we wanted a really fun light fixture, and this light fixture does not fall short of fun and beautiful.
I have to mention that the beautiful agate coasters we used for this shoot are from Blanc. Our dear friend Anna started this company not too long ago, and she has beautiful items for the home and gorgeous jewelry. We love supporting our friends, but also women and local businesses!
For the study part of the room, we decided a built in would be the best use of the space, with a writing table set behind the couch. We added doors to the breakfast nook entry, so they could have privacy during working hours. We added color with the artwork and various accessories in the built in. I love the lamps we found, they add an eclectic flare to the room. Our client found some amazing chairs that we had painted in a glossy white and we re-upholstered the cushions in a colorful fabric.
My favorite part of the room is the additional seating area by the large window. Our clients mentioned they love to play games, so we felt this would be a good place to sit down after a long day and enjoy a card game or two.
We hope you love this multi-functional space as much as we do. We are working hard on other projects and can't wait to share them with you! Thanks for reading and have a great rest of the week!