I have been working on this villa in Green Community and am breaking down the Before and Afters by each room to discuss how I approached each space and why I chose to do the things I did. Within each space, there are several 'mini projects' that I will write about to offer home décor ideas along with stores at which people can find the items I used.
One of the first spaces I decided to work on was the family room on the second floor. Its a large, bright and cheerful space, which looked amazing even without doing anything to it, and the clients would end up spending all their time in this room. With wall-to-wall windows and a large balcony overlooking the fountain, this room has to be my most favorite in the entire house. Here are a couple of images of the space before we applied the paint to the walls.
The room has doors on opposite sides both leading to ensuite bedrooms, and an archway on the third wall which comes from the landing on the second floor. When I first first saw the room (and immediately fell with it), I decided to go with a colorful design. We bought the modular sofa from Bassett Furniture in a blue gray fabric and the contrasting rug from Feizy in flaming shades of orange. The ceiling in the room hangs pretty low so I decided not to go with any light fixtures. The clients have always wanted a trunk in their home so I thought of putting one as a coffee table in the family room so they could use it frequently and it would sit well with the rest of the room.
Around 6 months ago, while I was in California, I started reading about darker walls and moody eclectic rooms or homes. It was just something that I thought was stunning and if I were to do one room in that style, it would have to be this room because of all the natural light. I searched for the right color for around a month and tried several swatches of paint (you can read about the swatches by clicking here). Finally, we ended up using Teal in the Eggshell finish from Benjamin Moore. The room took a gallon of paint and when it was done, boy it was worth both the risk and the wait!
At the moment, I have one complete painting for the wall that will get the most light, and a few objects with which I want to create a gallery styled wall behind one of the couches. Here is what the room looks like now that the paint is up. We still haven't drilled to hang the painting as I want to do it all together.
This is the couch behind which I'll be setting up a salon style wall filled with objects, and artwork. I've bought the objects already. Now its time to paint those pieces! Wish me luck!!