Style and function brings together a living room for a family of 6

I had a  Wayfair Design Services project with another family of 6 this week. The home is still in the new-build stage but that does not mean that we cannot begin to design their home – as long as we have the dimensions, the flooring and wall color, we are good to go! 

Wayfair client’s photo

The living room is open to the kitchen, which will have white cabinets ….

Wayfair client’s photo

My client had specific tastes which I love. It pushed me in the direction of the design going forward. So often a client knows what they want, they just don’t know how to get there and that’s where your designer comes in.

My client loved this rolled-arm sofa (but did not want it in white with the four children) and this style of chair.

She already had the wall color chosen, Agreeable Gray, so instead of a gray chair I thought bringing in a pop of color would brighten this living room. I chose this fabric selection on the Wayfair site.

I then moved on to choosing a rug with taupe and blues.

The pillow pattern with a beautiful fern for my client’s love of southern country charm paired with a “frayed” pillow toned down the formal and let everyone know a gaggle of children happily live here.

The fireplace is going to be a traditional fireplace with white mantel but there were no built ins and nothing going in on either side of the fireplace. The TV would be placed above the fireplace. I went with these terrific media stands, in duplicate, to flank the fireplace. You need storage when you have a large family!  Top them with jug vases of natural faux branches and VOILA, that end of the living room is complete.

Last but not least, for even more function,  I added another console to the back of one of the sofas to house a set of poufs. If the children have friends over, they make for wonderful seating or the family can use them as footstools. A coffee table with lift top is great for snacking and its size accommodates board games and crafting supplies.

I thank my Wayfair Design Services client for choosing me to design their new home and I wish them every bit of happiness in their new space!  It’s going to look amazing.♥