When we started our business, we knew that no matter how much we grew, we didn’t want to lose sight of the power of a one-room transformation.
Creating spaces to fulfill a function that impacts everyday living is what drew us to design in the first place, and today’s project tour is a perfect expression of that idea.
If you’ve watched our Netflix show “Dream Home Makeover,” you might recognize this space from Episode 1, “Forever Home!”
Stuck on how to re-imagine an underutilized living area, our clients had left this space un-completed when they moved into and remodeled their home. After understanding their goals, we decided to break the room up into three distinct spaces: A dining space, a living space, and an office space.
Here’s how we made their vision come to life:
The Living Space
When one room serves multiple functions, we like to create “zones” that make them feel like separate areas.
Bringing contrasting details to each of the “zones” while incorporating cohesive elements throughout, allows them to flow together while still feeling functional.
Rugs are a great way to start sectioning off a multi-purpose room, and in this space, we grounded the seating area with a vintage-inspired rug that brought some warmth to the look.
Rug sizing tip: When placing a rug under furniture pieces, we like to make sure the furniture’s front legs are on the rug to create balance. Typically, the rug should have at least 6″ on each side of the furniture.
Next, we added a few of our favorite cozy seating pieces in contrasting tones and textures. Because our clients have little kids, we wanted to make sure we used durable, quality materials. We chose a light-hued sofa in performance crypton, and two leather chairs with modern strap details that we couldn’t love more.
Tips on “kid-proofing” your home.
Mixing styles: When it comes to creating a curated look with furniture, it’s all about blending traditional and modern elements for a dimensional look.
Complete with a textural coffee table, side table, and a few of our favorite decor accents, it was ready for lounging!