Continuing the before & afters from our Project Holly, here is Part 1 of the living room.
The changes we made in the living/kitchen areas at Project Holly absolutely transformed the house. I am going to start by talking about the living room- where actually we created two separate seating areas.
Before, when our clients toured the house, this was the setup in the living room. There was an oddly placed wall that they used as the focal point with the TV. Behind it was their breakfast table, and in those two closets at the back, the laundry and some storage.
We removed that separating wall, which was load bearing, so we shifted the support into two display cabinets on either side of a wider entry.
We moved the windows by the breakfast nook and centered two french doors leading out to the backyard. In the living room we switched the TV to be in the built ins, creating a nice line of site from the kitchen/breakfast nook into the living room. We removed the paneling, faux beams, and refinished the floors.
And ta-da!!! So as you can see there is a whole other (fetching) seating area towards the fireplace that has yet to be “revealed”. We are still waiting on the mantel to be installed…then art and lamps. These things take time. But you can see how transformed the space is.
And if you can’t…
This is now this…
It is legitimately my favorite transformation I have done. I think it is so lush but still casual enough to be comfortable. The layers of texture and detail totally draw me in.
I am so obsessed with the wallpaper backing the built-ins. These clients were so enthusiastic and trusting of me- one of the only items they were reluctant to implement was this wallpaper, and I fought them on it, and in the end it is the element that is most pleasing to all of us.
One of the items that we started with in the room was the sectional. My client loved our green sofa, so I drew up a version of it as a sectional with a cushion base to be more practical for kids (no crumbs falling down into a tufted seat cushion).
We found the gorgeous burl wood coffee table on 1stDibs, the best part is the giant drawer that pulls out to reveal their toddler sons impressive dinosaur collection.
The final layers include some feisty pattern play pillows, red lacquer side tables, light blue gourd lamps, and simple white curtains with blue and red tassel trim.
I just could not be more pleased with how it came together. I can’t wait to show y’all the other half once the mantel gets installed! Let me know if y’all have any questions…I will do my best to answer.
Sectional: Custom Biscuit Home | Sectional Fabric: Lee Jofa (Bragance II) | Floral Pillow- Ralph Lauren (Ladie’s Day Floral, Spectator) | Leopard Pillow: Scalamandre (Leopardo) | Blanket: Hermes Avalon Blanket | Coffee Table: Vintage, 1st Dibs | Side Tables: Oomph, Edgartown Side Table | Lamps: Robert Abbey Double Gourd via Biscuit Home | Wallpaper on Bookshelves: Brunschwig & Fils, Bibliotheque Multicolor | Sconces above bookshelves: Circa Lighting, Dean Picture Light | Wall Color: BM Polar Ice | Curtain Trim: Samuel & Sons (Chambord Tri-tassel fringe) | Blue Floral Chair: Vintage Recovered | Blue Floral Chair Fabric: Lee Jofa, Grenville Glazed Chintz Blue