Install days are always fun. Seeing months of hard work and dreams realized is a beautiful moment! But this one may just have been EXTRA fun: gorgeous lighting, sweet clients that left out snacks and drinks for us, and a top notch install team made for a dream-come-true install day.
If you remember, our moroccan chic cottage project involved blending a husband and wife's individual styles. The husband's style was rustic, while the wife's tastes leaned in a Moroccan/Persian direction. I knew that blending these two looks would be a challenge but I was also convinced it was possible.
The outside of our clients' home is a gorgeous log cabin style, and as you can see in the below "before" photo, the rustic look was already so present in the style home—rustic fireplace, thick pine trim, knotty wood floors.
LIVING ROOM BEFORE
We found the key to blending the two styles in our color palette. The house is surrounded by nature and has a very natural feel, so we selected a neutral and green palette for our clients' decor. These soothing shades provide the crossover between the two different styles. By adding in Moroccan inspired pieces and choosing a natural color palette, we were able to blend the two in a soothing and beautiful way.
Take a look at the the style board here:
Planned Furniture Layout
For our layout, we planned for a large sectional with a bumper chaise as our main seating, and planned for two matching accent chairs, along with some auxiliary seating on an angle on the fireplace wall. The whole space would be grounded with a massive jute/wool rug that would layer beneath her beautiful hand knotted rug:
Installation Day Arrives
When install day came, we had an awesome team that made the process smooth and fun. The guys so willingly appeased my perfectionism as we moved the rug, then the sofa, then the rug again juuuuust a little, then the sofa again...THANKS GUYS!
Our buddy James Fry from Peace and Toil stopped by to drop off our adorable fiddle leaf fig tree (finally! can you believe this is my first figgy in a space?!) and the lovely Alyssa Wagner (Alyssa & Drew Photography) lent her camera skills to grab some to-die-for shots...annnnnnd a few ridiculously silly ones, which are always appreciated.
Take a look at the install process here!
ARMED WITH COFFEE IN HAND AT THE VERY START OF THE DAY:
THIS RUG IS TO DIE FOR:
THANK YOU, JAMES!! WE LOVE THE FIDDLE!
PILLOW TOSSING—AN ESSENTIAL PART OF THE CREATIVE PROCESS:
ALL TUCKERED OUT AFTER INSTALL:
And so, a great team makes for a great installation! We have a few more things to do in this space before its 100% completed: we're planning for a chair to the left of the fireplace, and the walls will eventually be painted a nice taupey gray. Stay tuned for the final reveal to come!
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