Formal Sitting Room Webisode
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Formal Sitting Room Webisode

We partnered with Metrie to make the perfect formal sitting room for a young couple!

In our newest webisode, we partnered with Metrie to completely transform the look of a formal sitting room!

Our clients moved into a tract home in a new development so we wanted to give the space more character and make it feel less generic. The entire home was white and bright, so we decided to go bold in this room. It’s right off the entry and the perfect space to add a little drama. Watch to see how it all came together and read below for details on how we created a focal wall and decorated the space!


When we designed our focal wall, we took the modern lines of the homes into account and built a simple grid. After drawing out the plans and figuring out what we needed, we ordered the grid moldingcrown, and base boards from Metrie. You can’t order directly from Metrie, but you can check out a list of retailers. After we received our molding, DC Carpentry installed it in only a few hours!

Formal Sitting Room Webisode

We paint the entire room Restless Sea by Behr. It’s a deep blue with a hint of green that’s moody and romantic.  We painted from the baseboard to ceiling and even the outlet covers!

Formal Sitting Room Webisode

Normally, after you paint a room dark you’d work to lighten the space. Instead, we gave in with a complementing dark green couch.

Formal Sitting Room Webisode

Our client loves glamorous spaces, so we referenced that with brass and gold accents and used luxe materials like a lacquered table and velvet sofa. The tripod base of the Lebon Floor Lamp lets you style it without a side table for a more minimal look.

Formal Sitting Room Webisode
Formal Sitting Room Webisode
Formal Sitting Room Webisode
Formal Sitting Room Webisode

By juxtaposing the matte black lidded vases with the sleek lacquered coffee table, we used accessories to add dimension to the space.

Formal Sitting Room Webisode
Formal Sitting Room Webisode
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Studio McGee
  1. I love the floral print on the back wall of this room. Can you please share the details or where we can purchase this? Thanks!

  2. Love the emerald and navy!!! ? Si good. And I LOVE the big black and white pillows!! Would love the details on those!! Thank you. ?

  3. I love the coffee table. Can you tell me where it’s from? The shopping link doesn’t seem to be working for me.

  4. I have to ask, where is that large mirror from? It’s a beautiful touch in bringing in more natural light! ??❤ Gorgeous work as always!

  5. Beautiful work!! Thank you for sourcing those black and white pillows! ?? What size are the ones you used? 20", 22"?

  6. Love it! So rich in color. Can you tell me where you got the green velvet couch?
    The shopping link doesn’t work. Can you send it to me???

  7. I love this room! So beautiful!

    I want to do a similar grid molding on my wall! Did this wall have any texture on it before that you had to remove or cover? My walls are textured and I am wondering if that would look weird to have the grid molding on top of…?

  8. I love this room and especially the art print! Do you recall if the frame is the natural raw wood or the matte brass? Thank you for your help 🙂

  9. This room is beautiful! I particularly love the round side table. Can you tell me where I could find it? Thanks!!

  10. your room is TOTAL inspiration! Doing a library room with the same green couch and you have given me so many ideas for the rest of the room. Classic yet modern, bold and beautiful. Thank you.

    1. Here’s a link 🙂 The last photo is shoppable if you want to shop the rest of the look! It’s under the header "Shop the Look" and if you hover your mouse over the products you can see where most of them are from! P.S. The painting is even better in person.

  11. I love everything about this room and will be mirroring this look in my next house. Its gutted and just waiting for all the finishing work in the next month or so. Very exciting!

  12. Love everything about this room and we are using it as our bedroom inspiration! Can you tell me where the curtains are from?

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