Client Living Room Before & After & During

One of my favorite parts of my job is the day we install everything into a room for our clients.  It's rewarding & so much fun to see it all come together.  We just returned back to the office today from a living room installation & I thought I'd share a few pictures from the beginning of the process (months ago) to the final end results. 

This project actually began while I was on maternity leave with my {amazing} design assistant, Meghan, meeting our client.   Our client's style is traditional and she loves a natural feeling with punches of color and is crazy about animals :)  She loves tufting & pretty details but didn't want anything overly fussy.  The design was presented, tweaked, agreed upon & ordered and this morning, we met with our whiteglove delivery team to install everything. (wahooo! :)
 
We walked into the empty space (which had been cleared for the installation day) & got to work getting it ready:
 
(ignore my stylin' outfit please ;) ;) 
 
Next came the seagrass area rug to add some natural texture & warmth to the living room:
 
 
 
Then the vintage overdyed rug was layered on top of the seagrass & the guys brought in the furniture:
 
 
 
At the same time the furniture was being moved in, Paul Johnson from Paul David Design- the BEST custom workroom evah!!-  began hanging the curtains:
 
{Cream & green embroidered linen with green banding}
 
We used our client's existing curtain rods & a few of her furnishings as well.  Our clients have some great maps & artwork, so once the furnishings were in place, we got to hanging it with Paul's help.  I styled all of the surfaces with our clients' things...
 
{We need to find the perfect mirror for above the entry table}
 
And so one last 'before' pic:
 
{Derrick & Franklin unrolling the first rug}
 
..And here's the living room now:
 
 
One of my favorite touches is our clients' adorable needlepoint pillow with the jack russel on it....
 
 
The velvet settee is super soft & you just want to touch it when you see it.  We used a pillow in one of my fabrics -Live Paisley- on the sette to add some color & to lessen its seriousness. It's hard to see in the photo but the paisley is green & pink, so we pulled out a little more of the pink with the throw on the chair.

 
I looooove the bird study we found by Peggy Macnamara for Natural Curiosities:
 



We still have a few more things to add to the space but I hope you enjoyed seeing the process so far!
 
 
ps- I started this post this afternoon and am just now hitting "publish" at 6:30 PM... Between computer & internet kircking out issues, I am smoked. ahhhhh!!! :)

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44 comments:

LindaSonia said...

That was fun to watch... one question: how is the homeowner going to get to the books in the bookcase with the end table in front of it?? or are the books strictly for decoration?

Sandra said...

your work is always beautiful

Fiona said...

Lovely! I thought you didn't like green. (I love it, personally.)

Do you have a particular type of seagrass rug you recommend? They never have them in stores here and I'm always scared to buy online without knowing a good brand!

Sjn said...

Love the rugs. So... the drapes are a teeny bit long, any plans to re-hang the rod?

Valerie Vinzant said...

I am in love with the bird picture... what an awesome find! Congrats on the room it has a great vibe

Sadie + Stella said...

Love it!!! The coral throw is the perfect addition!

eLIZabeth Floyd said...

The room is beautiful and refined, while also having a cozy, welcoming feel. Bravo!

Liz

Brooke said...

Wow, I love this living room - how gorgeous! That lamp is to die for! Speaking of natural curiosities, I just got the ultimate push present from there - Lord Bodner's octopus print! I have a couple pics on my blog you can see - will be having it photographed soon for a 'home tour' which will of course include better photos! love your blog - i'm your newest follower! hope you'll visit my blog, and follow back if you enjoy it as well! xo

brooke
www.decorgreat.blogspot.com

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

Another great one, Lauren! The rug and coffee table are my faves. Is the table studded? So cool!

Lauren said...

Green is my favorite color!! :) i loooooove i! :)
-Lauren

Lauren said...

Green is my favorite color!! :) i loooooove i! :)
-Lauren

Lauren said...

Try naturalarearugs.com :)

Lauren said...

No plans to rehang... we wanted a slight break in this space. Thx!

Jodie Okun Interiors said...

lauren it looks beautiful as usual! i love seeing paul...he really is the best! thanks for sharing! jodie

Carol@HouseandHomeDefined.com said...

Gorg-ee-us!! The drapes are stunning and I love the relaxed, sophisticated length. Green is my fave too. You go girl, working so hard with a little baby.

Bethany [at] Powell Brower Home said...

Lauren - you killed it on this one. I am so surprised at the pop from the overdyed rug, it was so unexpected and SO fantastic. It's like pushing the boundaries of traditional, while still making them feel safe. You are great at what you do - they mustve loved it!

Vel Criste said...

I love this room - simply beautiful ! love that bird print as well and that overdyed rug really put a pop on the floor without being overpowering. Terrific room as always Lauren!

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

My eye is drawn to the bookshelves.
It looks to me like there might have been a door there leading to a closet under the stairs. Was this something that was there already? Or is this some remodeling that you did for the client?
I ask...because we closed in a window on one side and I have shelves there now, in my kitchen. I don't really want to have books in there, even though it's nearer the dining area...it's an eat in kitchen.
I'm drawn to it because I like the style of the shelves... i need / WANT to restyle my shelves.

You did a great job....everything looks beautiful. I love the style of the couch and the long lumbar pillow.
Beautiful.

Pat

Holly Irwin Fine Art said...

Hi Lauren, Thanks for taking us through the whole process! The end result, beautiful! I love how your interiors always seem to be infused with nature. Congratulations!

Holly

www.hollyirwin.com

Mrs. White said...

Beautiful! I adore that settee and the overdyed rug!

Simone said...

Hi Lauren

I always look forward to reading your posts. You never disappoint. The room is just fabulous. Love that vintage rug. Congratulations!

Simone
www.simonedesignblog.com

suzanne said...

This looks so nice and understated. I am totally into layering rugs . Just does the trick for defining spaces in difficult rooms. Love the chair fabric.
Would you mind sharing who makes it?
Many Thanks!

suze said...

Love it! I'd love to sink into that settee, too :) Where can I get my hands and other parts on one of these?
jude1248@comcast.net

suze said...

Love it! I'd love to sink into that settee, too :) Where can I get my hands and other parts on one of these?
jude1248@comcast.net

suze said...

Where can I find that yummy settee? Beautiful after. The green sings!

Lori @ InDesign said...

REally looks wonderful! I bet your client LOVED everything!

lessthanperfectmama.com said...

I almost want to say "granny-chic" when I look at this room. Cozy, sophisticated but not stuffy. Yum! Great job.

Unknown said...

OMG! I am so in love. Are you able to say the paint color you used? I have been looking for one JUST like this!
Thanks!

Kris @ Driven by Décor said...

Your client must be thrilled - everything about the room is gorgeous! I'm so in love with the tufted sofa and the twig lamp!

Kathleen Sams Flippen said...

The paint color reminds me of Benjamin Moore's Alexandria Beige.

Sanity Fair said...

Love the way you combined so many colors and patterns in such a subtle way. It's a very "quiet" room, but with so much visual depth!

Karena said...

Lauren I love what you have created. So much warmth and the very special details. The rug, the window coverings,settee, my faves..oh yes a unique mirror will be perfect!

xoxo
Karena
2012 Artists Series

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Carla Aston said...

It looks so cozy and rich...love the subtle touches of green.

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

Lauren,

What a beautiful room! I love the sofa!

Have a great weekend, Elizabeth

davidsarah311 said...

I've been searching for a new couch for my living room, but I have kiddos, so I want something that is durable. What do you think of velvet for a couch material? Is it durable?

Jessie said...

Beautiful room. The sofa and floor are my favorites!

P/S: Come by and enter my comforter giveaway (valued over $200)if you like!

http://www.mixandchic.com/2012/10/giveaway-twovet-king-queen-comforter.html

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

AZRANGI blogs said...

glad to have a comfortable home :)

Holly said...

Green is my favorite color too - between the layered rugs and the drapes I can't pick what is my favorite element of the room. And the lighting - great work Lauren.

heyhomeslice said...

It's so beautiful.. I love the settee! The whole space feels very classic Americana to me :)

Hooper Patterson and Ann White Schutte said...

Beautiful! Where did the floor lamp come from? I love it!
Thanks for the inspiration!
Hooper

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