Light Contemporary Combined Living/Dining

By: Karen
Designer: Tera S.
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Project Title
Light Contemporary Combined Living/Dining
Project Description
Living room decorating and plan ideas.

Need new sofa and decorate the whole space.

Will need fireplace re-done. Sofa can spend around 1,700 to 2,300.

I like clean/comfortable. transitional. mid-century. little glam.

Might get cats or dog, but don't need to design too much around that.

Living room/dining room plan.

First priority is finding/purchasing a comfortable sofa. I would like to choose something that works with the full scheme.

I'll start with the sofa and inspirational rug/picture and over time will purchase the other pieces.

Things I love include velvet, tufting (velvet & tufting!), sofas with bench seating or 2 over 2 seating only. Swivel chairs. Swivel and rocking chair combo. Do not like big boxy sofas. I would love to have an American Leather recliner in the room so I can recline in front of the fire, but not sure if that will fit the aesthetic.

Love patterns and layers of textures and geometric shapes. I do not know how to define my style. I am attaching links to my Pinterest pages which showcase things I love. https://www.pinterest.ca/beech203/ On this page are three pages to view Living Room, Dining Room, Art work. Please I would love to use artwork that features black women or the Caribbean, specifically Jamaica; there is so little of it in the mainstream.

There is a House & Home video on my pinterest page called "Style Your Room with Rugs". The first two vignettes do a good job of capturing my style essence. Dressy, but comfortable sofa. Tufted chair, velvet. Coffee tables with gold, feminine legs, dark accent wall, but otherwise bright and airy. https://youtu.be/aKuLK2bb0qM

I also enjoy a lot of the Studio McGee looks which seem to be a nice mix of transitional and modern; everything looks so comfy! https://www.studio-mcgee.com/living/

The fireplace needs re-doing so please include some proposals. I am interested in painting the built ins or walpaper on the backing. I would love to paint the wood frames on the windows black but my husband would have a fit so they will have to stay as is!

The best comfy sofa (not too deep, but not too shallow) I have been able to find is at crate & barrel - Verano II slope arm sofa. I am concerned that it is too bulky (?) or maybe not dressy enough. Would love to hear an opinion.

Thank you!
Karen
Location
Milwaukee, WI , USA
What are some of the interior design brands or stores that you like to shop at?
Room & Board, MGBW, Pottery Barn, Crate & Barrel, Robin Bruce, American Leather, Lee Industries
Dimensions
15x11(dining) and 15x16 (living room) There is a step (2 ft) between the living and dining room.
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Room Label
My Combined Living/Dining
I want this room to feel more masculine/feminine/neutral
Feminine
What type of sunlight does this room receive?
Mid-day light
What do you currently dislike about the room?
Ugly built ins
Blinds on the windows
Fireplace surround. It is not working so it will need to be demolished.
The overhead lighting (dated).
What pieces of existing furniture, lighting, art or accessories do you want to keep in the design?
Unsure. If there are pieces that can be re-used let's do so.
Are you open to changing your wall colors?
Yes
Do you have a preference for either paint or wall covering, or are you open to both?
Open to both
Are you open to changing your floor covering?
No
Additional comments to designers
width of the room is wall to wall. Need to accommodate window sill and the step down into the great room.

The first photo of the great room is from the marketing brochure when the house was sold to us. The other photos are what I currently have in the room (a mish mash of stuff).

Please include something masculine for my husband. He likes anything with a medieval feel to it.
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  • Karen
    150 days ago

    Hi Tera:

    The space is looking beautiful. I am pleased with how it came together - especially the fireplace - I think that was the boost we needed. :-)
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