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A Little Color Goes a Long Way

Alyse Hufford

I recently met with a new client (thank you Emily for the referral) whose busy family of five lives in a lovely Cape Cod style home that has already been remodeled pretty extensively.  They've already painted the exterior grey, overhauled their kitchen, baths, and basement.  They came to me and asked that I make some interior updates to their living and dining room spaces as their current furniture is a little heavy and dark.  While they aren't fans of vintage furniture and are hesitant about color, I'm hoping to convince them that a little color can go a long way and I may be able to sneak in a vintage accessory or two.

Because their dark brown leather couch will stay (I attempted to find a similar couch for this design board) I had to find complimentary colors while keeping with their black and white scheme.  I created a space that exudes a more glamorous feel with the chippendale chairs and a glass coffee and console table.  

For their second living room option, I kept with an all black, white, and blue color scheme that evokes a beachy vibe with lots of texture.  The jute and sheepskin rug will blend nicely with their wide plank grey washed wood floors.  And I was still able to bring in some gold with the sunburst mirror and antelope bookends.

The client has reviewed the boards and is narrowing her options.  We may tweak a chair selection or two but I believe we captured the look she is going for.  So which is your favorite board - Option #1 or Option #2?