The designs were for a client who wanted to freshen up their living room and connected dining room. They gave us a budget for furniture AND contracting work out. I, of course, suggested lots of architectural modifications that would use up a lot of the contractor expenses like removing a section of a wall, updating a fireplace, refinishing floors, and adding a couple lights in the ceilings.
Then I had two distinct looks for the furnishings. Which do you like best?
This one has an 'ethnic vibe' that the client wanted and is very textural. I really like the yellow pops of color against the dark gray walls. The total for the entire space (living room and dining room) with everything you see pictured is $5902 (and 9 cents to be precise).
This one carries the yellow through to the dining room and kept the client's existing dining table and some artwork that they already had. Their art had lots of color in it so I went with lighter gray walls here.
This option is chic, funky, and comfortable by mixing smooth modern pieces with rustic and textured pieces. I used a bright green as the accent in this option. The total cost for Option 2 is $5845.23.
I kept the dark gray wall color in this one (and note that the orange color you see below is just from the picture of the chandelier, NOT a paint color) and used the client's existing table again. I am IN LOVE with that hutch and wish I had a need for one in my own house! It's metal and gorgeous!
So which option is your favorite?