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Client Project Reveal: A Sophisticated Family Room Makeover

Client Project Reveal: A Sophisticated Family Room Makeover

This post is from our Stagg Design project archives and originally posted in February 2015. We hope it gives you inspiration and some tips for tackling that next project! xx- Team Stagg

Nothing gives me more satisfaction than completely transforming a space.  Give me beige walls, furnishings opposite of my style, and I’m brimming with ideas for how to give the space new life.  Enter a recent client project: The Farmington Project.

My clients are a young, hip couple expecting their first child.  They wanted to update their family room with a neutral, soothing, sophisticated palette.  Here is what it looked like during our initial consultation.

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The only piece of furniture they wanted to keep was the couch.  The chair was too big for the space, the coffee table was the wrong style for the look they wanted to accomplish, and the console and shelves just didn’t work in the room.

The wife was drawn to white and gold– bright, clean neutrals.  I put together a rough design board to make sure we were moving in the right direction.

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I knew we needed some depth to the room and I planned to add that with artwork.

They had seen the built-ins Jon and I constructed in our family room (tutorial here and here) and wanted to do something similar.  I helped them draw up a plan and my client’s handy husband whipped it right up.  It turned out better than I could have ever expected.  What a talented guy!

We selected a beautiful gray/blue/white neutral for the walls, Benjamin Moore’s Paperwhite, and also painted the ceilings white– what a huge difference.

I started the search for the perfect artwork and came across the most beautiful piece from Alice Lane.  It set the tone for all of the finishing touches.  By adding in some blues, it really upped the design and added just the depth and varying levels I wanted.

I’m thrilled with the finished product and so were my dear clients.  I feel so lucky they trusted me with their beautiful home, which will surely be hosting a lot of guests after the birth of their baby.

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I’ll be sharing more details about the room coming this week.

These clients asked me to start working on another space in their home, so stay tuned!


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