6.28.2016

FAMILY ROOM MAKEOVER IN THREE HOURS


This family room/kitchen in Orange County, California had great bones to start, but the furniture arrangement was not conversational.  No bueno.   
How do you put a drink down?
With only three hours to make adjustments to my client's space, here is what we did...
1.  The two large, matching sofas would look better facing each other  
2.  The heavy, dark art was the wrong vibe for the beachy feel.  
3.  To bring this sofa in closer, I looked for something elsewhere in the home that we could use behind as a sofa table.

 4.  Then, we removed everything off the shelves and I restyled them below.


5.  Next, I styled her coffee table and mentioned that I wished the reclaimed wood table was rectangular instead of round for this space...and guess what?  Since it was fairly new, Pottery Barn agreed to let her exchange it for the rectangular one.
6.  I brought the console, lamp and accessories in from another room...as well as two RH arm chairs from the kitchen table.
7.  So, now we need fun, cushy pillows (I gave her some recommendations) and more family photos to expand this gallery wall.

This is pretty but the chairs were a tight fit for every day so it was perfect that we could use the RH chairs in the adjacent family room where they were the right size.
8.  I took the dark frame off (she may wish to paint it lighter) the oil painting in the family room and used it here on the empty focal point wall.  
9.  Then, I put the white console underneath it with a plant and grabbed some oranges from her garden (this IS California) for the wooden bowl.
10.  The top of her black cupboard was accessorized.
OK...at this point I was getting short on time... I had driven up from San Diego and I still had to drive to L.A.
But before I left...
11.  Her kitchen window got some love :)

What could we do with your place in a few hours?  
Contact me at madamepickett@gmail.com 
in the SF Bay Area, Orange and San Diego counties 
and everywhere by e-design.

Pinterest • Facebook • Instagram • Bloglovin’ • Houzz


29 comments:

  1. Love it! You always have the best ideas! Her dining table is gorgeous by the way!

    ReplyDelete
  2. It's so interesting how simple changes can make such a huge impact. And that's so much easier to do when you have great pieces to start with. Job well done!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. She had lots of good things. We ended up leaving a lot on the dining room table that didn't make the cut for now.

      Delete
  3. Great job Mary Ann, now the home looks as if it can BREATHE!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Kathysue. And it feels more functional for gathering.

      Delete
  4. Love the changes you made. Looks wonderful.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Ditto all of the above! I'm always drawn to blue and white. Both fresh and traditional looking at the same time. And it seems especially appropriate to lighten things up in this setting.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I am always impressed by your eye for style. A few knowledgeable tweaks and the place looks fabulous! Great job.
    xo,
    Karen

    ReplyDelete
  7. Incredible job. So many great lessons here. Before it was nice, but blah. With the same stuff, you made it look pulled together, yet still natural--not "decorated."
    I hope she paints the picture frame lighter. It looks a little bare, but clearly better than with a dark frame. Your change was an awesome time-conscious move!

    ReplyDelete
  8. My beautiful friend you are so talented. I absolutely love the changes you made!!!

    ReplyDelete
  9. pretty...do you know what her wall color is?

    ReplyDelete
  10. so nice!! I was wondering where she purchased her beautiful couches..there beautiful!!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Working your magic as always, Mary Ann!! Love your style!

    ReplyDelete
  12. You have such a talent for moving things around and making them beautiful. Love it all! What a nice view out that kitchen window too!
    Shelley

    ReplyDelete
  13. I thoroughly loved your makeover ideas.You have beautifully selected the color combination.

    ReplyDelete
  14. You are SO good. I wish you lived nearby and would come play with my stuff and work your California magic on my tiny house. You always inspire me to take a fresh look at my (usually overdone) accessorizing. I am still working on the tiny living room you gave me some suggestions for, and the latest greatest change is doing away with my busy Pottery Barn curtains and hanging the plain white Ikea panels I'd bought for my daughter's first apartment (now that she's temporarily back home...). Even my husband was astounded at how much lighter (and Californian) it looked, in five minutes!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Guess what??? I just hung IKEA panels too. Great!

      Delete
  15. Wow! Everything looks amazing! Just a quick question....is that a rug you used on her dining table? I love table runners, but I love this look also. Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's a table throw from Pottery Barn....but I don't we it on their website anymore...you could ask in the store?

      Delete
  16. A great 3 hour investment by this homeowner. Well done!

    ReplyDelete
  17. dang Mary Ann. another home run! please post when she gets her new pillows! can't wait to see what you picked!

    ReplyDelete
  18. So much inspiration, amazing what you achieved in 3 hours, you are a a true expert for sure

    ReplyDelete
  19. Great job, MaryAnn. I love the new arrangement in the living room. Perfect for 2 sofas!

    ReplyDelete
  20. You always do such a good job bringing these spaces together! Love it!

    ReplyDelete

It's SO nice to hear from you!

 
>