When we started talking to clients at Gather House, one of the things we talked about was making the space look fresh and new. These clients are also friends of ours and one of our favorite couples, so it was a great pleasure to help them. We were renovating several rooms in their house and the main family/living room was one of them. My clients are ready for big changes and we have had many discussions about their wants and needs and how to make changes that they feel comfortable with. We started by discussing simple modifications such as making the entire wall behind the fireplace out of board and batten (since we wanted some kind of distinctive wall). Then they already had free-standing cabinets and liked the look of them, so the conversation turned to building matching low bookshelves and cabinets on either side of the fireplace. We explored the idea of painting the back wall white with boards and battens, and ended up with a stunning dark navy living room with a built-in fireplace.
I made a few mockups for them, but over time we slowly started talking about working on the built-in and modifying the fireplace. Luckily, they already have a great contractor that they work with on a regular basis who has come up with a way to fully realize a really nice integration. The contractor custom-built a gorgeous wooden mantle on top. One of my goals was to keep the original bricks in the fireplace, but they look great together.
I thought it would be pretty cool to see the whole space transform in really dark saturated colors. It had great windows, so the room always had very bright light, and very dark colors could be easily dealt with. I thought the contrast with the light curtains was very impressive. I am so glad they decided to take the risk. The owner of the house said one of his favorite colors was blue, so I thought we should go in that direction.I took the plunge and painted the walls beautifully. westcott navy By Benjamin Moore.
Can you believe this is the same room?! One of the other conversations was about the floors because the kitchen area already has stone floors and both rooms are connected and we like the feel of the carpet. was.
Love a room makeover? See how this room looks different when you remove the kitchen cabinets.
We replaced it with a low-pile, comfortable, neutral carpet and opted for an area rug over the carpet in the main living area to bring in texture and color. I was so excited to see it finished and I’m so glad they decided to take the risk and go with a very dark color. Together they look great.
The whole room was really organically put together. Flipping the section of leather to the other side of the room made it flow better. The owner of the house himself has really great eyes and was very pleasant and easy to work with. We also show you the Gather House dining room and the super fun wallpapers and moldings she chose!