Time for another Designed in a Day update! Folks...you guys are eating this new service UP, and I'm LOVING it! It's so rewarding to see a plan for a space come together so quickly!!
For our most recent Designed in a Day, we tackled the great room and home office of a small new build in a new development up in Rockford. While the space was brand sparkling new, our client—a single professional male—was starting from scratch in the furniture department. This is always a super fun opportunity, because we can really go any direction we want!
Our client described his style as such:
I like a modern (masculine) farmhouse style with metal (bronze, gold) accents, but I'm willing to try something new with this small space. Earth tones and pops of bold accent colors (ex. navy, emerald, canary) speak to me. I like my space to feel warm and full but not overwhelming. I am not afraid of a cowhide rug or a square arm caramel leather sofa.
He wanted to be able to host groups of up to 8, and so needed the dining and living spaces to flow together comfortably. In the living area, we centered a clean, neutral toned sofa with the fire place, brought in two leather toned accent chairs, and a contrasting upholstered swivel in a bold navy to balance out the neutral tones of the space. We centered these pieces on a large, neutral tone rug (but with lots of texture), and introduced a black metal element in the coffee tables.
On either side of the fireplace, we selected a tall sideboard with hutch in a darker wood tone and gold accents. This adds a ton of storage, and almost gives the feel of builtin shelving around the fireplace.
(See the full layout below...top to bottom: living area, dining area, kitchen, home office/den)
In the dining room, you'll see the metal elements repeated in the stool bases, light fixture, and table base, with a blend of different wood finishes. The chairs are upholstered to bring in a softer element, and we've utilized another neutral area rug to bring some softness and texture into the space.
I'm especially excited about the sideboard in this space, which has a solid marble top, and is basically just GORGEOUS.
Finally, there's a tiny little room just off the kitchen that would function as a home office/den for our client. We wanted the space to feel masculine, and be a space where he could retreat after a long day of work to read, sip a beverage, and just REST.
We brought in an Eames inspired lounger, and funky cowhide rug, and a great console with two abstract prints above. We selected a unique flush mount light for the space, and brought in soft tasking lighting with a simple modern floor lamp. I can definitely imagine hanging out in this cozy space at the end of the day!
Since we were tackling more than our usual single space, we ended up extending our meeting about an hour and a half, which allowed us just enough time to select all the major furniture and decor pieces. Tired—but accomplished!—we wrapped up our meeting by sending all the documents (which included the floor plan, style boards, and source sheet with links to all items) over to our client, and—get this—he started placing orders before I was even out the door! How great is that?
Needless to say, we are excited to see this awesome space come together for our client. Woo hoo!
So what do you say?
Does our Designed in a Day service sound like the perfect fit for you?
Since we focus mainly on full-service design, we offer just two of these appointments per month.
If you need a little more info to understand just how this service works, here's a quick little example of a recent Designed in a Day project: