Modern Living Room
Cork wallpaper creates color and texture for a seamless look. A Geo-inspired shaped edge rug anchors the room. Upholstery of a luscious leather sofa, a contemporary reclining chair, and a pair of colorful patterned chairs. Hunter Douglas Luminettes with PowerView technology give beauty and function to the wall of windows.
These clients wanted an update to their existing family room. They also had issues with strong sunlight coming in the wall of windows and doors stretching from the dining area to this family room and the cellular shades were broken and they didn’t like them covering the view. The fireplace wall was uninteresting and the angle of the ceiling and wall were awkward, especially since the television had to stay on the fireplace wall. The clients moved to Tennessee from California, and wanted a more contemporary room that fit their lifestyle. She enjoys hiking the trails of the Smoky Mountains, and he golfs daily. They did not want it to feel cluttered, but comfortable. The uninteresting area rug was plain and dull, as well as the sofa and loveseat being white, along with the white walls.
First addressed was the awkward fireplace wall. Using natural cork wallpaper to create color and texture was the best option to make this wall seamless. The space plan was designed at an interesting angle to face the angle of the fireplace wall. The shaped edges of the unstructured Geo rug is the anchor in the room. Luscious leather sofa is placed at an angle. Contrasting on the sofa are two soft velvet berry and butternut bolster pillows. The contemporary metal and fabric sleek chair covered in textured butternut velvet reclines comfortably. The two paired chairs are generously sized and proportioned to the sofa and are separated by a nickel plated aluminum and glass topped accent table. The whimsical and colorful fabric in the two chairs pulls color from the area rug and the cork wallpaper making a smooth color transition from floor to ceiling. Minimal end tables and a cocktail table of polished stainless steel and frosted glass tops provide function for the textured stone lighting.
Lastly addressed was making the wall of windows more energy efficient and easy to operate. The function of the Hunter Douglas Luminettes with PowerView and wi-fi technology, allowed them to open or close from a handy Pebble decorative remote or with their phone, tablet or computer using the PowerView app. Since they are out of the house frequently, but like the sun in the morning this was a good option. In the morning, they can set a scene to open automatically at a specific time to allow them to enjoy the sun, but by afternoon when they are out hiking or on the golf course, they simply pick up their phones or pre-set a scene and they close! From a design standpoint, the consistent and functional Luminettes allowed a cohesive and seamless transition from the dining area into the family room along the entire wall of windows.