Scroll Down for Before & After
The existing lounge was tired and lacked character; the client requested a luxury and transitional interior that would still be in keeping with the heritage of this Georgian house and highlight the traditional elements in the interior such as the amazing fireplace dated at 1782 and the four large sash windows.
The design of this living room began with selecting the ‘Vivienne’ sofa from Alexander and James Sofas in different luxurious fabrics. The two main colours chosen were ‘Pastiche Sage’ and ‘Plush Burgandy’. A feature fabric ‘Artisan Mosaic Cocoa’ was chosen for the majority of the cushions and the made-to-measure blinds. It was decided that the windows would be dressed in solely roman blinds to allow natural light to flow in, and the details of the Georgian sash windows to be highlighted.
The windows were painted in white eggshell, and the dado rail (which would have originally existed in this room) was reinstated. Painting the windows, dado rail and, original coving in such a bright colour framed and allowed the walls to hold a dark sumptuous colour. The colour chosen was Farrow & Ball’s ‘Salon Drab’; the client was anxious about this, but the outcome was amazing.
A collection of antique, gold leaf mirrors create a feature of one painted wall, softening/ breaking up the dark colour and reflecting natural light from the windows opposite. The mirrors add to the heritage of the building and create a dramatic and luxurious finish to the interior.
A large antique style, gold mirror was also placed above the fireplace- reflecting even more natural light. The fireplace wall was covered in a textured, slightly shimmery wallpaper to make a feature of the 1782 fireplace and add to the character of the interior.
A gold console table with a mirrored top was purchased to add to the luxury feel and styled with a lamp and picture frames however, all other furnishings already belonged to the client. The dark wood, traditional pieces fitted in perfectly with the scheme.
Before & After: