Let’s introduce you fun folks to one of our recently completed E-decor projects, The Lafayette Family Room. As with many TEOT PROJECTS, we pack in tons of info, so we’ll be splitting this up into a number of posts in the coming days! Let’s dig in first with the setup, the information that we received from our client at the start!
The Lafayette Family Room is a square room, approximately 16×16, and it sits adjacent to the dining room and open kitchen.
It is the main hub of the home for our client Tina’s whole family. This bay area couple has a rambunctious 5 year old boy and a 10 month baby girl, which means the room is pulling double duty as a grown -up entertaining space while it is often full of toys.
We wanted to help Tina establish a great space plan with new furniture, and find some storage solutions that would help the room easily transition from a day time play room to a great lounge pit for a family movie night, or maybe even some adult conversation with wine & cheese!
We were impressed with the base pieces that the family had chosen. There is an obvious passion for on-trend decor and we liked what we had to work with. Here is where we started.
Not a terrible start at all.
We put our finger on their style, referring to it as California Casual. It’s a bit traditional, but there is certainly a laid back vibe that is typical of decor here on the West Coast. She had some smart pieces and you know we love us some navy blue, so we decided to build on that, rather than take her in a completely different direction.
Also, Tina had specifically mentioned that she wanted to keep the paint color and the large striped rug… but she also desired some assistance in layering more into the room, including another rug, perhaps a kilim, to make it feel complete.
The key areas that needed improvement included a better television placement, a cohesion in the drapery from room to room, and lastly that final layer that really pulls it all together; the accessories.
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So, this is where we are starting.
As we always do with our clients, we immediately fired up a Pinterest board to begin tossing ideas big and small into one pot. You can see the Lafayette Pinterest Board here for a snapshot into the direction we ended up going with Tina’s new family room plan. And catch us back here on the blog tomorrow for more about this room.
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