November 16, 2015
Modern Country Living Room in Langford
I just wrapped up a modern country living room project with some super star clients who purchased Barbie’s Dream House in May. It was Pink on pink on pink but full of potential so I was on board from the start. These guys loved that I shop on Used Victoria and man did we score some great stuff. For instance…
This cute little piece of Canadiana was an early summer score on Crescent Rd. Many people don’t think of using a dresser in the living room but it fit perfect with my clients love for country style so I paired it with some of her antique books, a subway sign from my workshop with Trade Roots a few years back and voila you have tons of stylish storage at your finger tips.
The leather chair, leather couch and coffee table were all found on Used Victoria. My client and I used FAT chalk paint (colour peacock) and wax (dark) on the base of the pine coffee table and stained the top. My client found this rug and loved the bright Scandinavian vibe of it so we used it as inspiration for the whole space.
The pink marble fireplace was carefully demo’d and my clever clients sold it on Used Victoria to some lucky person:) K2 stone in Langford installed the new stone fireplace surround and we used black BBQ paint to paint the pink vents around the fire box. My clients made the mantel themselves from reclaimed wood purchased at the re-store. genius!
We selected a German laminate floor product in wide planks that is a dead ringer for real hardwood. This practical and beautiful choice will stand up to their busy family and hilarious doodle.
They have such a gorgeous family of course I wanted to help them show it off so we used lots of family photos throughout the house. My fave installation is this quadrant of photos in the dining room from a professional photography session they did last fall.
This house really has so much potential. Sure the living room was dated and, oh did I mention it was dated? Yea, but the layout and location are total perfection. It’s the perfect place to raise a family and I am having so much fun helping them with the other parts of this house as their budget allows. I love these guys:)
If you want some help making the place you live a place you love…contact me, I can help!