When a client asks for an “updated 2015 new look,” using all her existing furnishings, (which just happen to be beautifully workable) – ask yourself, what makes the most obvious and impressive impact in a re-decorating scheme? The answer? Paint, wallcoverings, and window treatments! (along with some imagination and enthusiasm) See the results:
Master Bedroom – Serene, comfortable, and a bit eclectic. The oversized bed with client’s white comforter, white-washed wood night stand, and mahogany 4-poster bed needed a warm grey wall color with matching soft grey silk drapery panels on nickel rod. Wall color is Benjamin Moore #1466 Smoke Embers in Aura Matte. Drapery Panels – RM Coco Pearl Grey on RM Coco decorator rod with rings.
Guest Bedroom – Warm mid-tone yellow walls in Mansfield Tan #248 – Benjamin Moore Aura Matte. To balance the grey/yellow tones in the existing bedspreads, a geometric grey & yellow mini print fabric was used in padded cornice with box kick pleats and contrasting cording and pleats in bright yellow. Valance sits over a Hunter Douglas Silhouette shade. Tablecloth in same grey & yellow mini print with contrasting yellow jumbo cording. Accent pillows finish the room. Fabrics-Norbar Fabrics and Mitchell Fabrics. Fabrication by Quiltmaster Inc.
In this 3 bedroom, 2 ½ bath, 2,200 sq. ft. one level condominium, we wanted to achieve a coordinated color palette as the rooms are readily seen from one another. With its abundance of natural light, wood floors, textured carpets, 9′ ceilings, beautiful kitchen, and a well-designed floor plan – the stage was set! Change the plain Jane walls and windows into a sophisticated and comfortable living space!
Wall color, Mansfield Tan #248 in Benjamin Moore Aura Matte, chosen to blend with existing yellow chair. Grey & yellow mini-check pillow. Mitchell Fabrics & Norbar Fabrics. Fabrication – Quiltmaster.
Neutral and dramatic, the colors range from vanilla, khaki, and deep taupe, to mid-tone yellows and greys. Now add coordinating window treatments, Silhouette shades, Luminette panels, banded side draperies, cornices – and an urban setting was created! The living room space flows into an office area – around into the kitchen providing a true mix of moods!
Living Room & Office Area: Banded drapery panels and padded/banded cornice sit over Hunter Douglas Silhouette shades. Hunter Douglas Luminette shade at patio door in office area. Paint color chosen to blend with oatmeal loveseats and cream colored area rug under desk. Benjamin Moore Aura Matte paint in #957 Papaya is the monochromatic background for the creamy drapery fabrics accented by the textured black/brown banding in this classy, sophisticated living room. Fabrics by RM Coco. Cornice by Quiltmaster. Board mounted banded draperies by Evmar Interiors.
The kitchen granite and cherry cabinets dictated the contemporary cafe au lait wall color matching curved textured vertical blinds. Topping the 10′ window expanse sits a unique geometric cornice with banding and buttons matching the bar stool cushions and table runner! A great area to meet and greet!
Kitchen Eating Area: Wall paint color, HC-45 Shaker Beige in Aura eggshell was chosen to co-ordinate with the Hunter Douglas Cadence curved textured verticals that when tilted open, looks like the wall opens up. Ceilings throughout the project are Benjamin Moore Waterborne Ceiling paint in White Dove OC-17. All trim and doors are Benjamin Moore Advance satin, also White Dove OC-17. A black/taupe geometric fabric chosen for the seat cushions, table runner, and boxed valance. Contrasting banding and buttons in a solid beige textured fabric. Fabrics by Mitchell Fabrics and Norbar Fabrics. Fabrication by Quiltmaster.
With patterned wallcoverings in all 3 bathrooms,(Yes, I said wallpaper!) the colorways continue now with subtle, bold, and whimsical designs. The dramatic paisley pops in the powder room because those small rooms always benefit from some drama! The other bathroom designs blend beautifully with the adjoining bedrooms – serene greys and washed whites with grey silk draperies, and sunny yellow with printed greys.
Powder Room: Always a “little” room that needs drama! With all white fixtures and a beautiful dark wood floor, reintroducing beige, black and white on a dark grey ground with some whimsy..Wallcovering is York: Candice Olson-Inspired Elegance book # ND7077. Ceiling in Benjamin Moore Aura Bath & Spa #OC-17. Trim is White Dove in Benjamin Moore Advance Satin.
Master Bath – Wallpaper with movement in subtle greys and tan on an interesting textured linen-like ground. All the colors play off the adjoining grey master bedroom. Wallpaper is York #WH2600. Ceiling – Benjamin Moore Aura Bath & Spa White Dove OC-17 and trim & doors Benjamin Moore Advance Satin White Dove OC-17.
Guest Bathroom: York wallcovering- Pattern #309182. The existing floor tile color dictated the wallpaper colorway and design to stay subtle and timeless and to co-ordinate with adjoining guest room in a warm yellow. Ceiling paint is Aura Bath & Spa tinted to White Dove OC-17. Trim and doors in Advance Satin – White Dove OC-17.
Relax in the cozy T.V. room surrounded by a dramatic mix of taupe and textures featuring the tiered shade that allows just the right amount of light from the top or bottom.
Den/TV Room – Just enough room to kick back and relax to music or movies with a dramatic paint color that encompasses all the pieces in the room. Benjamin Moore Aura Matte in HC-82 Bennington Grey is striking with the Hunter Douglas textured Vignette shade with the top-down/bottom-up feature. Classic Scandinavian leather rocking chairs, and custom octagon shaped area rug balance the darker walls.
Unite all these rooms with an attention to detail and a sincere ”connection” with the client, and the results truly reflect her personality in this finished project!
After vacationing and catching a 26 lb. Grouper, my client says she can hardly wait to return and open the door to see her beautiful new home! Because we all know – “There’s No Place Like Home.”
From Our Customer: “I am so very pleased with the look that was created working with Linda Moffat at the J.C.Licht Mundelein store. She has a great eye for color and co-ordinated everything in my condominium. Her options are classy and timeless and I could not be happier. I would recommend using her talents to anyone when starting a project such as this!”