Main Floor Makeover for a Soon-to-be Married Couple | Day Session Diaries

This past March, I popped over to Grand Rapids to work with a friend and fellow creative on he and his fiancé's main floor. The two had been in the house about five years, and with a wedding coming up in June, they wanted to have a plan in place to pull their home together.

When they moved in, they'd removed loads of wallpaper, replaced most of the light fixtures, and painted all the walls in beautiful neutral and moody tones. Our goal was to create a space plan and pull furniture and decor pieces for their living room, dining room, and sunroom.

I'll walk you through our conversation and what we came up with. Let's jump in!

Style Discovery Conversation

After giving me a tour of their home, my clients and I sat down to discuss their inspiration images. They showed me lots of spaces with dark moody walls, natural brick, warm wood tones, and lots of clean lines. They especially liked more geometric shapes, globe lighting, and round mirrors.

They weren't afraid of color, but they preferred less saturated, muddier colors to bold, bright colors. They also liked layered spaces with interesting sculptural pieces.

The Existing Space & Goals for Function

My clients have good taste, and they had a lot ofd pieces that we planed to incorporate into the design:

  • A gorgeous leather sofa by American Leather (if you love it, I carry this line!)

  • A striped wool rug by Crate & Barrel

  • MCM TV Stand

  • Side table

  • Grey chair by West Elm

  • Blue modular sofa

  • Two bright red chairs by West Elm