Thursday, June 25, 2015

Dealing With a Large Living Room

Or....How Do I Make This #$% Room Feel Cozy?????

I don't know if you guys can remember from back in the last millennium.....
but I was helping my buddy Connie with her Flerida living room.
It was too big for just one seating area, 
but almost not quite big enough for two.
BUT
being the design wizard that I is,
I found sofas that were not the overly deep ones of this modern age of couch potatodom.
Do you remember this floorplan?????
After seeing this plan, Connie freaked out and was worried that there was too much furniture in the space.
I assured here that there wasn't any more than the previous owners had, it just was all in the middle of the room as opposed to lining the walls creating the effect of one large hallway.
So we got the basic pieces ordered and in place, and then Connie freaked out that there wasn't enough furniture in the room and that if felt too empty.
Where upon..,,,
I showed her the original plan with another piece against the left wall.
Below is a shot of how the previous owner had the room set up.
These are the real estate agents shots with a wide angle lens, so they make the room look ginormous.
You can see all the unused space to the right side of the room, making it feel like a big hall way.
It had a very formal feel.
The shot below is from my camera, you get a better sense of the actual size of the room.
The owners before these folks arranged the room in a similar manner.


Well, just like the rest of the house,
Connie wanted a peaceful, serene atmosphere in the space, so she chose a cool blue for the walls,
and then informed me!!!!!
I got no say in the matter.
Luckily it was a pretty color.
To refresh you memory some more, here are some pics of the furniture we chose for the room.

The upholstery chosen had more contemporary lines and the center console table had a modern feel.
Connie wanted to go much more modern in this house,
 for all of 10 minutes,
 and then we were back to combing antique stores and the internet for antique pieces.
Here's a picture of how the room looks up until this point.
Over the coming blog posts I will go over the steps we took to get there and all the stuff along that happens in decorating when you think you know where you're going, only to end up in a completely different state,
namely.....FLERIDA!!!!!
 I will end here, as I edited a ton of shots of this room, watermarked them, and apparently misfiled them, 'cuz I can't find them, and I spent a gazillion hours working on them this week.
Poor Betsy
on that note,
Latah, Gatah

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10 comments:

Marlene Stephenson said...

From the peek we got it is looking good.

Marlene Stephenson said...

From the peek we got it is looking good.

FrenchGardenHouse said...

That glimpse looks gorgeous, Betsy! Isn't it so frustrating to edit, edit and work, and then poof! you can't find the photos. Hoping they will miraculously appear again. {did you use an iMac? because mine makes me freak out by moving them in a new folder sometimes :) } Looking forward to seeing what beauty you created.

Melissa said...

I must say, you and Connie have exquisite taste! :)

Mary Ann Pickett said...

Looking great! Love the floors, too.

Janet Garon said...

I have an enlarged spleen from rearranging so much! When are you going to help me?

Joni Webb said...

seriously? i want to see more!!!!!!!!!!!! hurry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! that blue is fabulous!!!

Joni Webb said...

seriously? i want to see more!!!!!!!!!!!! hurry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! that blue is fabulous!!!

Anonymous said...

Betsy, would you mind sharing the paint colors (foyer included)? So beautiful!

Betsy Speert said...

I don't know what they are.
Connie chose them without me.
I will try to find out for you.

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