A few years ago I was honored to be the designer/decorator for my friend Laree’s house remodel. It was a crazy whirlwind start to finish in four months. She has graciously let me take photos of her home so I can share how amazing the finished product is! Today’s tour is of her living room.
We were going for an Anthropologie meets glam funky look, and I think we nailed it.
The walls are bright and funky, while everything else is layered neutrals adding texture and depth. I’ll be honest, I knew this was going to be a love it or hate it room. Before any furnishings were brought in, I think my sister and I were the only two in the LOVE it column. But, after we added all of the furnishings, most were converted to our side.
Voluminous curtains add weight and balance to each side of the room.
It all started with the funkyest of wall treatments. Venetian plaster is not in and of itself a crazy finish, but we blended three colors, starting with navy at the top, turquoise in the middle, and a pale ice blue at the bottom. Our amazing artistic painter Job used Sherwin William’s Faux Impressions Venetian Plaster. I opted for a flat finish for a more rustic feel so we skipped the polishing step.
I chose a tongue and grove ceiling with box beams and a tiny quarter round in the corners.
The chandelier is a show stopper. It is an 8 light crystal barrel shade chandelier that dazzles from the ceiling.
On the day we presented the home to Laree, I found this last minute steal of a rug. It’s an ice blue Martha Stewart tone on tone floral. Later, Laree added a grass rug underneath creating a fabulous layered look.
After moving in, Laree inherited this old Baldwin piano and had it sprayed white. It looks perfect in the room. I love the detail on the sheet music holder, it totally ties in with the rug!
The furniture for this room needed to be spectacular, and this sofa does not disappoint. I walked into a local home store called Alice Lane, and new this sofa would be perfect. It is one of a kind. Constructed with down pillows, mohair buttons and accents, and black nail heads it is unique. The accent pillows came with the sofa and add the pop of aqua with the muted greens and browns. NOTE: the curtains behind the sofa separate the dining room which is currently used as a play room.
On a vacation to So. Cal., Laree fell in love with these Jonathan Adler chairs. I think they are the perfect addition to the space.
Laree added some artwork, a painting by her grandfather, and a picture picked up from travels to Russia.
A few mirrored accessories put the glam factor over the top.
Get the Look
Chandelier: Crystorama Brentwood 8 light Chandelier
Wall Finish: Sherwin Williams Venetian Plaster
Chairs: Jonathan Adler, similar to THESE
Curtains: Restoration Hardware, similar to THESE
Rug: Macy’s, Martha Stewart, no longer available
Anthropologie Inspired Kitchen
Star Wars Bedroom
Laree’s Dinning Room and Family Room
Pottery Barn inspired Kid’s Bath