My clients loved their home, their location and their neighborhood but after 17 years, they felt it was time to update. The main focus was to brighten the great room and highlight the view of their beautiful backyard. Additionally, the dining room felt dark and needed refreshing.
Despite two-story windows, the flooring, paint and fireplace surround made the large great room feel dark. A lighter area rug and two new chairs with intricate back details were added to complement the existing sofa, chair and coffee table. The flow of the room was improved to enhance the conversation area and the view through the windows, and showcase the new entertainment wall.
With a dark area rug and paint, the dining room felt a bit dim. The addition of a light-colored area rug and new dining chairs helped brighten the room. A gold/silver shimmer grass cloth was installed on the upper half of the walls and the size of the chair rail was increased from 30 to 36 inches. Gold-colored drapery panels hang from rosettes, adding softness to the windows without blocking the beautiful mahogany shades. New accessories further the metallic theme.