Time Frame: 5 Weeks

This family in the La Verne Heights gated community asked me to help them give their formal living room and dining room a face-lift. They requested a usable, kid-friendly, comfortable, yet timeless space that could be used for every day normal family life. Unlike most people, they use their dining room everyday and wanted the same to go for their living room. Colors the owner likes are blue, green, brown and grey. Going off of that, rather than a pass-through space on the way to another room, I created welcoming rooms to lounge, relax and entertain.

Starting with the base, I had new carpet installed, a fresh coat of white on the trim painted and I designed a custom wood mantel and had built over the existing fireplace. Then I layered in an ivory palette of furnishings which I accented with a modern and vibrant blue and white ikat for the custom drapes, which I had hung above the sunburst window to bring height to the space. The ottoman, which doubles as a cocktail table, is covered in a navy linen as are the 2 new dining head chairs. Custom 2-tone, banded drapes were hung in the dining and a 4 piece modular bar was added for storage and entertaining. The rooms were finished off with custom framed family photos to sit atop the new mantel and a trip to Home Goods for decor and accessories. The result is a livable living room and dining room that are stylish and welcoming.

To see before images of this room, click here.

Date: April 18, 2016