When my client moved to Lido Isle, she wanted a more relaxed feel for her Newport Beach, California home. YAY!
She likes blues and crisp whites. Since our homes are smaller here, it's important to use every inch. No reason to have formal rooms that are not often used.
Remember this design board?
Her sofa was rarely sat on in her previous home's formal living room. It was in great shape.
So, we slipcovered it in a pre-washed cotton linen...it's washable!
And had pillows made from Ralph Lauren paisley with contrasting welt (GOT TO spring for a few things). We also purchased blue linen pillows from Restoration Hardware (on sale :)
Here are her chairs from the previous home. I had them re-upholstered in Thibaut heavy linen with a new higher back box cushion.
We added two more linen lumbar pillows from Restoration Hardware.
The boat painting was in the boy's bedroom in the previous home...here, on an island, it gets a place of honor.
We put all of her accessories in one place and then I "shopped" from what she already owns. We didn't have to buy anything.
In their cosy family room, we bought a slipcovered loveseat and leather club chair from Pottery Barn.
Tip: get your man a leather chair and the decorating goes smoothly.
We took the heavy frame off the pretty painting to make it more casual.
This fancy ottoman was reupholstered with a cotton damask by Ralph Lauren.
For their wet bar area, these two stools were purchased from Ballard Designs. The cute, little Ralph Lauren lamps that my client scored at Home Goods (and I found a home for here) provide nice lighting at night.
My client decorated her outdoor table for Fall...so pretty.
There are a few more finishing touches that I hope to show you. For now, the family seems to be settling into the relaxed Lido lifestyle.
The winner of the Blue Soul Designs
giveaway is Elizabeth.
Participating in Wow Us Wednesdays
Inspiration Friday and Redoux