Whenever we take on a new project, I start by putting together a presentation to show my ideas to the client. Lately I’ve been working on a plan to furnish a client’s great room, and have come up with something elegant and sophisticated, and wholly in keeping with our classic French-inspired style.
Today was presentation day, and as it turned out, the client loved our ideas. That’s fantastic, because working with someone who has enthusiasm and appreciation is just a really fulfilling experience!
Here is the scheme we put together to show the design for the great room:
In the top left corner (1) is a Louis XVI Fauteuil upholstered in a simply gorgeous Schumacher fabric. The bold, modern print works really well with the more traditional shape of the chair, I feel. I love mixing modern designs with antiques, and that’s why I’ve included the two iron side tables (2 & 7), to add a touch of contemporary into what will be a predominantly classic room. I love the geometric design table – it’s so elegant! – but I sometimes like to use round tables to soften the edges in a room.
The custom sofa (8) will be upholstered in the blue linen fabric, but I wanted to work in a pop of color so I found this luscious embroidered fabric to use for cushions. For the other accessory cushions, I’m loving this Schumacher print (3) which is both classic and chic.
Another element the room is going to include, is a couple of little benches with the Greek key pattern carved on the benches (5). I love the versatility of pieces like these – they’re great for pulling up when you need additional seating, but they can be easily tucked away when they’re not required.
The final touch comes with the accessories (4 & 6) that will be used on installation day. This is the best part of the project – the day when we bring everything to the client’s house and then spend several hours placing all the furniture, hanging the artwork and arranging the accessories. It’s fairly labor-intensive, but the end result has real wow factor. And seeing the client’s face, when they finally catch sight of the finished room that they have been waiting so patiently for – that makes it all worth it!
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