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  • Amy Konarzycki

Consultation Before and After: Living Room Edition

Our clients were not in love with their living room. They found themselves spending lots of time feeling relaxed at chic bars and cozy cafes and chic restaurants; the goal was to achieve some of that same vibe in their own home and make their living room a place they actually wanted to hang out in.

They called us in to provide a one-time in-home design consultation to get advice on what changes they should make.

Their current set-up, pictured below was just not doing it for them.

Here are some of the suggestions we provided during an in-home consultation to make their living room work better for them:

  • Since you do not want to change the tile on the fireplace, consider making it a focal point and painting the chimney breast black. (They already had the Frame TV which is great since it looks like art.)

  • Invest in a tan leather sofa which will add warmth and capture the mid-century modern look you gravitate towards

  • Opt for two comfortable lounge chairs in a soft fabric to contract the new sofa, which will be great for a conversation area for when you have guests over

  • Add a bar cart with art or a mirror above it on one side of the fireplace (where the tree is currently)

  • Hang art on the other side of the fireplace to balance it out

  • Incorporate a large area rug to ground the space

  • Consider adding window treatments such as drapes or a roman blind for softness

  • Bring in layered light for a soft effect (i.e. floor lamps, table lamps)

  • Include more greenery with additional large plants

  •  (They planned to change the floors as part of a larger reno. We confirmed their decision to go with a light oak wide-plank floor with warm tones and knots which kept showing up in their inspiration pictures!)

The ideas we provided were easily actionable and could be implemented altogether or one at a time.

Take a look at all the changes they already made in the photo below and how good it is looking!

👏👏👏 We love receiving progress photos from our clients - you can just see the newfound pride and joy reflected in their home.

To book your own in-home or virtual design consultation and get help with transforming your home, fill out this form and we will be in touch with more info.

Wishing you a happy home,



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