A Glamorous Living Room Refresh: Before + After

I'm so excited to share my latest living room project with you! This space was a dream to work on-- so large and open with tons and tons of natural light. And my client was ready to purge, purge, purge (and you know I love a good purge!) so we essentially started with a blank slate. The goal was to create a living space that was light, open and chic, while keeping it comfortable so that it would be a good place to spend family time and entertain friends and family. The project was not going to be easy, but I had help==my client and I collaborated to make her vision happen. We had a plan and design concept for the space and then both found pieces and accessories that lined up with the vision for the room. The end result is stunning!

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Here is a quick glimpse of the space before to give you an idea of the dark, bulky furniture that needed to be cleared out.

BEFORE:

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Sadie Road
Sadie Road

After clearing items out, the first priority was to order a new sofa that maximized seating without overwhelming the space. If you're thinking about ordering new furniture, I always recommend taking care of ordering the biggest pieces as soon as possible. You can often wait more than 12 weeks for furniture like a sofa to arrive. When it comes to selecting a sofa, my best advice is to go light and neutral with a fabric that is easy to wipe up. Stains are inevitable, so try to pick a fabric that cleans well you won't sweat spills. And a neutral sofa doesn't make for a neutral room--you should definitely play with color in the accent pillows or area rug. 

AFTER:

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The next priority was to create a space for a dining room table. A small tulip table works great in the space--it's simple, fits perfectly in a tight spot, and brings in a new shape among the many square and rectangular pieces in the room. 

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Sadie Road

With the couch and dining room table taken care of, there was a little empty nook that needed something fun. With all the great sunlight and a client who loved plants, a fiddle leaf fig was a no brainer. Adding a bar cart is ideal for a small space--they're great for entertaining guests and look beautiful the rest of the time. I was so excited when my client agreed that this rose gold bar cart was a must!

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Sadie Road

And of course no room refresh is complete without some styling.

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Sadie Road
Sadie Road

Thanks to my client for choosing me to work on a such a beautiful room! Let me know if any questions on the process or sources for items shown.

xo
Danielle

Photos by Lindsey Kay Photography