City homes, like this one in Grandview, often don’t give you a chance for a formal space, so we must make them multi-purpose. Their front door opens into their main living and family room. Though not ideal for the life of a television, we opted to mount the television above the new gas fireplace allowing us to manipulate the floor plan enough to offer a foyer area, complete with drop front desk and “hall table” which does double duty as a sofa table in the seating area. A cozy barrel chair, next to a curio cabinet offers extra seating as well as a reading nook. Window seats were added for additional audio visual storage as well as additional seating. Who wouldn’t want to watch TV from the sofa with chaise? It is definitely the favorite seat in the house!
Our clients loved their existing orange chair and a half. We had a lot of fun using it as our basis for their color palette. They also love very earthy details, which brought forth the custom iron drapery hardware shaped like branches. We love the juxtaposition of the traditional swags and jabots with the more contemporary look of the rods. Recessed lighting was installed under the mantel giving the stacked slate fireplace a spectacular glow accentuating the beautiful natural stone.