Hi from Stephanie & Patti at Allen & James Interiors! We were honored to be chosen to redecorate the owner of Furnitureland South’s home. Here’s an in-depth look at our process for this amazing project!
The Dining Room:
We chose to keep our client’s existing dining table because they still love it, and used Chaddock dining chairs for a transitional look. The Marge Carson sideboard added depth to create a reflective quality for a small dining room. Fine Art lamps were chosen for the chandeliers and sconces, to maintain the European elegance that the homeowners envisioned while custom-building their estate. They were the right choices to keep!
We wanted to give height & continuation of the look, which is why we chose to bring John Richards art into this space. Stools from Emerson provided a functional way to add extra seating to any room during holiday gatherings.
The Living Room:
We wanted a good scale and changed our client’s current layout to make their beautiful view a priority . Additionally, we wanted to add height to balance the gorgeous architectural fireplace. We used a Huntington House sofa to carry the room, John Richards art over the fireplace, and a Hickory Chair glass bookcase filled with white accessories to brighten the room and overcome lighting challenges.
We used large wing chairs by Century Furniture and an Emerson Bentley art deco chair. The Lillian August tufted cocktail ottoman was a must-have! They loved this piece. The Baby Grand Piano would be a statement in any room, but was best displayed on the other side of the room to appreciate when you entered this palatial space.
We used Surya rugs and Arteriors floor lamps to add a lighter feel to the room, and incorporated white shades to assist in both lighting & adding ambiance.
There were niches beside the fireplace to add Lillian August metal-framed & antiqued mirrors. Global Views and Arteriors added elements of accessories.
Our clients were accustomed to a round kitchen table, but we wanted to add more seating. A custom Lorts dining table allowed for seating 8-11 people! The Currey chandeliers gave another element of metal to the room. An Artitalia sideboard gave an old, antiqued feel to incorporate ambiance and storage at the same time, and Lorts barstools gave an old & textured but fun vibe to blend old and new.
The Family Room:
We wanted a comfortable but flowing look from the breakfast room. I think we were able achieve this feel & combine these rooms well. We used a Chaddock sofa, Taylor King chairs, a Hooker Furniture cocktail table, Lorts stools at the fireplace, and an Arteriors floor lamp.
The Lillian August sideboard is a great place to house all of this family’s media!
We chose a Jaipur rug to give the area a patterned touch, and Hunter Douglass silhouettes for all the 8 windows in the room, so that our clients can raise their window treatments to see the stunning view!
The Back Hallway:
This was a niche area with a large arch, but it needed to add interest as guests travel throughout the home. We chose a wallcovering from Philip Jeffries and sideboard from Curations, with lamps were from Arteriors.
The hallway runners were from Stanton rugs and all draperies were custom creations from Allen and James Interiors. Theodore Alexander, Kravet and Duralee provided all of our luxurious fabrics.
We were so grateful for this opportunity, and are so proud to share this insider info with you. Let us show you what we can do to completely transform your existing space!