DEN REFRESH PROJECT
This couple were stuck on what to do a room in their home that had always been the “toy room.” Now that their kids have flown the coop, they longed for a multipurpose room to accommodate a variety of needs, including providing office space, lounge area, spare bedroom and music room. They also wanted to jazz up the color scheme and add some bling to transform the room into one they were excited to be surrounded by.
- the Before -
Like most projects it isn't pretty, but it's a start!
The room was a hodge podge of different things. It was a storage area, office, and artwork area. Since the kids are grown it was time to put away old toys and create a cohesive look for the new multi-purpose space. Before there were clashing furniture styles and finishes. Getting a theme to unify everything was essential to the final result.
Chris and Lynne wanted to redesign a bonus room in their home, which used to house their children’s toys. When their boys grew older, the room was used for gaming and entertaining their boys’ friends. Now that they are empty nesters, the couple wanted to create a multipurpose room.
One that was bright, cheerful, and welcoming. They needed the room to serve as an office for Chris, a music room for Lynn, a comfy place to watch TV, and a guest bedroom. They wanted to keep the existing carpet and incorporate the Midcentury desk that had belonged to Lynn’s grandfather.
We needed to nail down the look and feel of the project.
It's important to be on the same page as my clients. So through my questionnaire and consultation, I can fully understand their design dilemma and vision. My empty-nester clients' wishlist includes making this still a multi-purpose room but more grown up since the kids have left the nest. An office area is still a key component of the space. Having an area for playing music another. And finally, a cohesive design to ensure the space feels unified.
Using the inspiration photos my clients pinned on Pinterest, I created two mood board options for the room. The Playful and Modern board reflects a lighter, more feminine feel, with touches of green to add warmth and an organic element. The added sparkle seen in metallic accents throughout help to achieve an elevated glam look and a serene feel.
Mood Board A
Mood Board B
The "Sophisticated Glam" board features bolder hues and more gender-neutral elements, with less bling but more eye-catching color pops. The feel of this collection is more energetic and modern, inspiring and fun. They wanted a Midcentury feel, with elevated glam touches in bright, rich colors. They loved both options: Playful & Modern, and Sophisticated Glam.