Who doesn’t love a good before and after??? I certainly do. I’m psyched to show you this room we did for a local client who wanted to transform an unused formal living room space into a rich and cozy room for the whole family to enjoy (but mostly the adults).
The family didn’t really know how to use this space before, so it served as an overflow space for random furniture and kids stuff. It’s right at the front of the house off the foyer though, so its prominence meant it needed to actually be a WOW space.
These windows let in so much beautiful light, we really wanted to showcase them.
We actually designed a built in around the two windows on the far wall to create a more “library” feel and painted the whole room and the built in Farrow and Ball’s Green Smoke – SUCH a gorgeous color! We wanted to lighten things up with linen tones and paler blues in the accent pieces. We felt like the leather Chesterfield added a little masculine vibe to the space too.
The window seat cushions are an indoor/outdoor stripe and allow for extra seating in the room or a place for the kids to curl up with a book. We layered a GORGEOUS vintage rug over a solid wool to create warmth.
In the bay window nook custom drapes add some drama and are the perfect backdrop to a pair of cozy wingback chairs with ottomans – perfect for relaxing in.
We have been working on other areas of the home, namely the family room/kitchen, and got these little detail shots of the progress on that space to show you too. This chair came out simply ADORABLE.
How GORGEOUS did these drapes come out? And the pillows!
Here’s how to get the look of our green library room:
Photos by Sarah Winchester
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That window bookshelf wall is so good; really set up the transformation of the rest of the room.
Wow, I love it! The wall color is rich and beautiful and the mix of textiles, artwork, and vintage rugs make it sophisticated and collected yet cozy and light. I particularly love the pattern on the sofa pillows which reminds me of a suzani but also looks like a lovely block print.
Love the front sitting room. It balances masculine and feminine, traditional and fresh so perfectly. We have similar toned wood floors — and have painted our living room walls a lighter green shade — I do think the green in the wall color suits them well.
This is beautiful. The single chair looks like it is from Jessica Charles. Is it? I have 2 of them in my NYC apartment.
Wow !!! You knocked this right out of the park. I love it ALL
Love this! (Fyi – I can’t think of Farrow and Ball paint the same after this past weekend’s SNL skit)
Brava! The pallete is perfect for a refined colonial that isn’t too fancy. I love your soft good selection. They are perfectly selected to balance structure and femininity. Love this!
When you show the after photo, it would be nice to see the entire room in the after photo, like the photo you show for the before. It looks lovely, in the parts you showed. The F&B paint color choice was brilliant.
Beautiful colors! This room is so welcoming. What is the pattern of the chinoiserie pillow?
This is so so good!!!!
I love this and I think I might use this color in a similar room in my new house. I am torn about what to do with the crown molding and window trims, however. I see you left the window trims white here and a painted the crown molding with the green color. Is there any theory to this? Or just pure aesthetic preference?
LOVE THIS!!!! Gorgeous use of color.
Absolutely gorgeous!! You and your team do such beautiful work.
Absolutely beautiful transformation! I love the whole feeling, especially using the pale blue accents. That coffee table is stunning – could you share the source?
So good and such a transformation! From an eh space to a room you wouldn’t be able to get me out of. Love the wall color especially.
It’s beautiful! Is the floor lamp vintage?
Holy cow. Stunning. Love before & afters and this one is outstanding! Gorgeous but totally family friendly.
I love that color!! Beautiful room!
Really beautiful. Feels sophisticated but still kid friendly!