Just when you might be wondering, “What, another DIY project tutorial from your wedding that took place how many eons ago?” I thought I’d bring it back ’round to interior design.
A few months ago, I met a very sweet client and her son. Her living room and dining room needed some adjusting, but the space was oozing potential with soaring ceilings, an open floor plan, and light streaming in through one towering wall of glass doors and transom windows.
However, the sofa, while from Sofa U Love, was lumpy and bumpy and not worth saving. The large white chair (see photo above) was too massive for the space.
The dining room table was in great shape, but with the coordinating chairs, it read too much like a set from a furniture emporium.
The fireplace, you can see below, was a plug-in and gave off very little heat. (Hooray, it now has two proud new owners thanks to my client’s willingness to post it on Craigslist.) And the coffee table, while okay, was just that.
So I got busy and started conceptualizing and ordering and staging and rearranging, and now the space looks like this…
In this second shot, you can see how the dining room shares the same space and how it got its own transformation with a new chandelier, new white Parsons chairs, a homemade burlap runner and glass terrarium filled with succulents…
The view from the other side…
The patio went from this…
And the dining room from this…
The not-so-useful plug-in fireplace was replaced with much need storage and lighting.
Did I mention how sweet my client is? Well, she is also sweet to planet Earth and likes to cycle to as many places as possible. (Check out her handy dandy basket for flowers and veggies from the Farmer’s Market). When I first saw the space, both bikes were placed exactly as you seen them below. My intention was to make the space as coastal chic as possible with hints of modern (e.g., the painting above the dining room table, the industrial looking “Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining” sign) and, I thought these bikes looked so pretty, almost like modern sculpture, that they got to stay right where I found them.
An aerial view from the stairs.
Patio Chairs: World Market
Driftwood Lamp: World Market
Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining sign: World Market
Wood bead chandelier: World Market
Living Room Rug: Natural Fiber, Overstock
Wood living room chairs: Overstock
Poufs: Home Goods
Parsons Chairs: IKEA
Wood credenza: Jeffan
Glass half-barrel coffee table: Vintage find
You can check out more Before and Afters at my interior design website Kisha Gianni Designs or click here.