Mini done Major! [Part 2]

It’s here! The BFR (Big Fabulous Reveal) of this lovely 400 square foot living space design makeover. We were on a mission to tie together traditional details from the home, meaningful momentos, and contemporary touches all inspired by the vibrant personality of this list of must-haves (if you missed them, find them here!)

The resulting design style can be categorized as Transitional Glam – a little contemporary, a little traditional and a lot of glam boosted by colorful eccentricity. Cue the LM…OHHH’s!

With textural touches at every whim, we started with the velvet sofa sectional that was a must-have and worked our design magic around that in the living room. We needed to bring in bold and vibrant touches to keep up with the fuschia and orange keepsake artwork and we didn’t hold back! A well designed space utilizes application of color on varying planes, so we started by grounding the room in a oversaturated aqua silken area rug then added the intensity of a fuschia wingback – no shrinking violet here! We then created custom throw pillows by selecting a rich silk velvet in hues that envelope the entire space and trimmed them in textural pom-poms for a touch of whimsy. The living room and dining room are an open floorplan, so they needed to be treated as one large room. Because of that, we carried the color and style scheme to both parts of the space, unifying the design.

Because of the small space, all of the furnishings are scaled down. To help keep the room from feeling too cluttered and overwhelmed, we selected accent furniture that has what is called negative space. The glass and gold cocktail table and the gold etagere are functional pieces that allow they eye to see through them, keeping the space open. We added accessories to complement the design in aqua, pink, gray and whites to keep the overall sensibility orderly.

We end in the dining room, a sweet respite for intimate dining. This was an opportunity to add a bit of whimsy and pattern mixing through the selection of wallcoverings, artwork and area rug. The secret is to keep the palette cohesive and mimic elements from each application. For example, the wallcovering on the lower left is a bouquet of petals in loose form toss motion (made of gold glitter and pearl no less!), this same graphic is seen in the artwork on the wall with the fuschia peony and the dappled gray petals, then repeated again more geometrically in the living room on the fabric of the custom roman shades. Those roman shades also tie into the wallcovering from the hallway in terms of color and floral theme, then the wallcovering pattern is repeated more abstractly on the area rug. Design is in the details and there are no haphazard selections! Another thing to love about this space is the oversized chandelier. We intentially selected one that was only six inches smaller in diameter than the table making it a fashionable focal point.

This was such an inspiring project that allowed us to create a resulting design that is functionally fabulous and wonderfully whimsical! We can’t wait to share more projects with you, so stay tuned!

Until then, design your day fabulous!™