Sophisticated  Family Room, West Orange, New Jersey

Challenge

Turn  an uninviting room in a new home into a sophisticated space for family and entertaining.

Design Goals

Incorporate the client’s favorite colors in designing a room comfortable enough for use by the couple’s family but refined enough for entertaining clients. Reference the client’s classic and collected style for this room.

Design Services

    • Built up the room’s architectural elements:  added moldings, enhanced and added detail to the fireplace to make it a focal point, and reworked a substandard built in.
    • Installed natural grass cloth on the walls as a warm backdrop.
    • Designed custom window treatments with richly printed linen panels framing woven wood blinds.
    • Specified comfortable seating for adults with deep sofas in a rich chocolate velvet, and accented with pillows that reflect the colors in collected pottery and favored artwork.

The architecture and character of the room was enhanced with new built ins and millwork around the fireplace. We expanded the clients favorite color palette by installing varied textures on the walls and furnishings. Custom window treatments were designed with richly printed linen panels framing woven wood blinds.