Designer Contemporary

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I was invited to this clients home to solve a layout and styling challenge. The existing formal lounge area wasn’t being used as much as the family had liked and my client just needed a helping hand in making it more user-friendly.

We started by immediately moving the lounge away from the window and more into the centre of the room, positioning it in front of the fireplace we did the same with the single chair and ottoman as these pieces were staying.  We also positioned them so they were in a more formal layout, no angles here.  This did two things, it meant that users felt closer when conversing and secondly the new placement confidently filled the large room, creating a lovely statement on entry.

Next, we purchased a coffee table in a contrasting tone to the light lounge, a new accent chair was purchased for the corner over opposite the piano behind the lounge area this was set up to create a sitting nook where my client could enjoy some down time.  A feature upholstery was chosen that would coordinate with the existing lounges as both areas still needed to flow together well.

Finally, we did some styling.  My client wanted a more minimalist look so with tastefully chosen pieces, we put together a simple yet statement look for her which finished the room beautifully.

The room is now a working part of the home, providing an extra entertaining space for my client and her family especially when extended family are visiting.



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