Before + After
Choosing redesign over moving: a complete makeover for a living room
The vision for this living room was a completely new look, one that was Scandinavian inspired. The first step was purging and donating furniture items, with the exception of the large red armoire, so that we started with a blank canvas for recreating the living space. With the help of a design board, inspired by Holly Becker’s book, Decorate Workshop, we began by deciding on colour tones and textures for the space.
My client was looking for a combination of modern and vintage pieces as well as pops of colour with accessories and seasonal touches. In addition, we wanted to create an office in the living area to increase its use and functionality. The space evolved over the course of a year as finding pieces that you love for a home takes time, patience and yes, investments! The end result is a beautifully curated home that feels wonderful to be in, calming, comforting and all around joyful.
A custom office area was designed and constructed by David Baumflek of Atelier Assembly, and a number of the vintage pieces were found at Boutique Spoutnick. The gorgeous pillows were made by Gloria Ramia of Les Petits Vichy and Lorna Syson.
Paint: Cabbage White by Farrow + Ball
Chairs + lamp: Boutique Spoutnik
Coffee Table: Jardin de Ville
Side coffee table: Jamais Assez
Pillows: Les Petits Vichy (Gloria Ramia) and Lorna Syson
Desk: Atelier Assembly (David Baumflek)
Rug: Crate and Barrel
Red armorie: Handmade, Montreal menuisier