This farmhouse living room had good "bones". Wainscot ran along every wall in the room. There was a fireplace. The arched doors were trimmed out beautifully with 3/4 arched swinging entry doors. So what's the problem? It's all one color......white.
This client loves using floral. She also loves traditional furniture and antiques. That's all we needed to know to begin this room's transformation.
The chestnut floors were refinished showing their distinct knots and veining. The lighter color enabled more of the natural characteristics.
To further highlight the fireplace which was basic and rather plain, we purchased inexpensive trims, installing them on the face creating several "boxes". Then fluting with plinth blocks were added to each side. Then, we hired a faux painter who painted and glazed the entire fireplace giving it an aged appearance.
We then attacked the walls by adding a soft green above the wainscot. This one simple application made the white trim "pop" and suddenly the room became more welcoming and warm.
Some of the pieces the client owned were just tired, so we slipcovered them and purchased accent pieces like side chairs, tables and an ottoman to complete the seating arrangement.
Next we tackled the windows and enlisted the efforts of our talented workroom to create long floral panels with trim and lovely board-mounted soft valances at the top.
As a result, this room has an entirely new aura; soft, floral, welcoming, timeless and inviting.