Collected Family Room Project Reveal

Monday, March 24, 2014

Monday again!  How was your weekend?  Mine was a mixed bag of work, play and rest, with an emphasis on the "rest"  portion.

Most noteworthy this weekend was a nice surprise in my Inbox from a lovely client who happens to be a talented photographer.  She snapped some photos of her family room we've been working on and I wanted to share them with you.

A little background info - this is a very well traveled young family that just relocated to Chattanooga. They've lived and traveled all over the globe and have amassed a nice selection of meaningful keepsakes and family heirlooms - many of which we are working into their decor. Their design style leans very classic, light and family friendly.  They're not afraid of color, and wanted their home to be a reflection of their family and their lives.  

Nearly everything you see in the room above was theirs, with the exception of the drafting table against the back wall, the lamps which I sourced for them and the Asian wing chair, (which was purchased from me and reupholstered).   We also reupholstered their existing sofa and love seat with a neutral velvet and had her throw pillows re-made with a mix of new fabrics. The walls were coated with Benjamin Moore's Manchester Tan for light, neutral envelope. 

Just a few weeks ago we installed the photography wall so it could be seen from the new banquette in the kitchen (photos will be coming soon!).  I think the photography wall is the thing they love most about the space.  


The end tables are antique family pieces and the coffee table was purchased while they lived in Asia.

Everything we used to style the mantel has special meaning to this family.  The oars belonged to the husband's side of the family and we hung them with jute.  The brass lantern and green camping box also hold special meaning, as well as the books and pottery items. We have since added some fresh greenery to soften the look.

This is my favorite shot. I think it really speaks to my client's photography skills. Such a beautiful image!

While most of our efforts have been concentrated in the main living areas downstairs, we also added a book case in the upstairs loft area. Just last week I styled the book case for them using some of their favorite possessions.



I'm excited to share more of this special home with you as projects get completed, so please stay tuned for more!

The Green Room Interiors provides Interior Decorating and Design Services in Chattanooga, TN.  If you'd like to discover the joy of living in a well designed home, contact Kim Lemmon at 423.653.3186 or email thegreenroominteriors@gmail.com

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19 comments:

Cathy Wall said...

Just wonderful Kim! I especially love that chair, what a find. Isn't nice to have lovely clients?!

House of Pemberley said...

It looks so good, Kim. Great job!

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

Love the way color bounces around the room. Her photos are gorgeous and that mantle is such a meaningful and well designed focal point! xo Nancy

Emma said...

What a beautiful room! Great job!

My Interior Life said...

Just perfect, Kim. This home feels so comfortable and personal while looking fresh and lovely. Ahh, like a breath of fresh air. I'm sure your clients are just thrilled!

Tiffany Leigh Interior Design said...

So lovely! That drafting table was the perfect addition. I want one!

Vel Criste said...

I can really tell this was a well-traveled family! I love the mix of global sentiment all around. In love with that wing chair Kim and that gallery wall, truly speaks for itself and shows the togetherness and happiness of this family! Great job as always!

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

Kim it looks so great. The pillow combo is just right and I love all the personal touches. The bookshelves look amazing and the paddles over the mantel are so fun.

sharon smith said...

Hi Kim,
I love the photo wall but it was the fireplace that took my breath away. I love the simplicity. Then I read about the history of the objects and that said it all. Beautiful room, beautiful meaning...
Sharon

taylor greenwalt said...

Looks great...love the gallery wall!

Heather Peterson said...

The wing chair (fab!) and tall tall lamps are my favorites.

Beth of designPOST Interiors said...

Great job Kim! You can tell you worked so hard to incorporate their special items which can be hard to pull off while still looking stylish! You did it thought friend!

Holly said...

Love this Kim! I love how it speaks to them with special touches from their lives and travels. The photography wall is really great. I just got a peek of a project I had worked on last year where the walls have been painted Manchester Tan and it looks fabulous - great color choice.

Teresa Hatfield ~ Splendid Sass said...

Kim, the room looks amazing, and lady, you have a great gift for shelves too! Love the colors, and I would love that drafting table.
Teresa
xoxo

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

Kim this is beautiful. Your client has amazing photography skills. I love the gallery wall. I have seen homes like this in Florida and would wonder how to handle this huge space. Perfect.

Andrea said...

Such beautiful work, Kim! I love how you were able to incorporate such meaningful pieces, and that bookcase is fabulous!! Fantastic work!!

XOXO,
The Glam Pad

Kim said...

Gorgeously done. Just another example of using what is personal to create a beautiful space! I know they are thrilled!! xo

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

You've done a great job suiting the room to the family! I recognize the photos as friends of ours. Audrey is a super photographer, a wonderful mom, and a great hostess!

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

So beautiful and filled with important and meaningful possessions…great job.