Creative Formal Living Room

By: Tony
Designer: Tera S.
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Project Title
Creative Formal Living Room
Project Description
Looking to find a creative idea for my "formal" living room. This area is right off of the foyer and is a space that guests will walk through to get to the kitchen and the main living room.

I don't want this room to be a standard sofa, table, chair grouping. I would like to see a creative space to enjoy a cup of coffee or to relax with my hookah. I don't typically entertain a large amount so the space doesn't have to including a lot of seating. I have a bar space in my kitchen so I don't need a large bar display. I need creative ideas on how to use the space to its full potential.
Location
Orlando, FL , United States
What's your favorite decor style?
Modern
What are some of the interior design brands or stores that you like to shop at?
Crate & Barrel, West Elm, Pottery Barn
Which colors do you dislike?
Purple,
Pink
What are your favorite colors for walls?
White,
White Smoke
What are your favorite colors for furniture and accents?
Gray,
Custom Color #1,
Custom Color #2,
Dark Red,
Green,
Dark Blue
Dimensions
27'1"w X 11'6"d X 9'2-1/2"h
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Room Label
My Living Room
I want this room to feel more masculine/feminine/neutral
Neutral
What type of sunlight does this room receive?
Very little sunlight
What do you currently dislike about the room?
The only thing I do not like is the fact I cannot find a creative way to use the space and that currently it is dark.
What pieces of existing furniture, lighting, art or accessories do you want to keep in the design?
There is nothing in the room.
Are you open to changing your wall colors?
Maybe
Are you open to changing your floor covering?
No
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Additional comments to designers
I have been working to update the house. Replaced the floors to the new light gray wood, painted all the walls white and have been getting quotes to re-paint the kitchen cabinets. I am okay with adding an accent wall of paint or stack stone but not sure where or of what color. Not the biggest fan of wallpaper so I would rather not go that route.

The room receives hardly any light because there is only one window in the room that I don't open too often since it looks into my neighbors home. I would like to brighten the room! There is one junction box in the ceiling and it is on the opposite side of the room than than the window and I am okay with possibly adding another to the window side of the room. I like lights that could be on a timer so it would automatically come on a certain times of the day.

I would like to stay away from Wayfair and pieces of furniture that I have to assemble. Screwing on legs or something small like that is fine but I do not want to take on the task of building a bookcase/cabinet/etc.

I love going to art galleries so beautiful art is appreciated in the home. I already have great pieces in other parts of my home but this area is a blank canvas. I like more of the abstract pieces, framed or gallery wrap and would like a more "one of a kind" look without the one of a kind price tag.

My style is Scandinavian design (minimal, clean lines, neutral base colors) with a touch of rustic design (natural woods, earth elements, textures). I don't mind color and welcome it (see the abstract artwork painting in my niche) but I do like neutral colors for the main pieces in the room. I would like them to be comfortable but I don't necessarily have to try out the upholstered pieces so using wholesale vendors is okay with me.
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  • Tony
    180 days ago

    Hi Tera!

    The Project was great! You captured my style completely!

    Thanks so much.
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