I've been knee deep in projects and creating new things, blogging has sort of taken a back seat in my world. So, today I'm just basically going to share my brain during one of my e-decorating client processes. The client is an avid traveler, with New York edge, and a super fun personality. She loves to be unique and different and have a Hollywood glam vibe with a kick (i.e. skulls, guns, rams heads, etc). This particular project has been spread out in design increments over time, so we take it area by area. As intimidating as it seems, outfitting the home should be a process, you don't need to nail down everything at once. I loooooove the process and seeing things evolve.
I'll let you peek at the fireplace area, which is currently whats happening. We are looking to outfit the area and make the wall color different on that wall than the rest of the space. How gorgeous is the mantle? It's got a Parisian swag to it and the white dogs make it modern and whimsical. Antique gold mirror, no explanation needed. I can really appreciate this nude sketch for the fireplace, too. A nice modern piece of art really tops of the look. Then throw in a gorgeous candlestick or two, these are my favorite. We thought about actual sconces but when it isn't your own home, sometimes extra wiring just doesn't make sense.
Half of the space will be painted an off-black, the part behind the fireplace and the rest of the space will be in high gloss white. For black walls, I am not really a fan of high gloss paint, I prefer a satin or a matte finish. Something about a softer finish makes it less drastic. I also try to not go for blacks that are too "in your face". Soft blacks, off blacks are the best to go for that dark and romantic feeling. . .not goth fabulous.
On the opposite side of the room is the TV sofa area, we are going with a bold sofa, its the Ink blue Dunham L-shaped sofa from West Elm, which I am absolutely obsessed with and so is my client. This was definitely the statement piece of the room. We waited weeks for this bad boy. This girl is a total thrift shopper like me and found an Arteriors drum cocktail table for a steal. I suggest finding one for a bargain, like this one here.
Our biggest dilemma is the rug, and because of the homes unique shape, we have to get creative. My first choice would be to sew 2 of these bad boys from IKEA [black and white Sillerup rug]. Which would look so cool next to the Kelly Wearstler channels fabric, I would love to have curtains made. She loves leopard, so these pillows are a must. So far, if this rug idea works, here is what we have.