Erika Ward Interiors, family room, family-friendly design, Makeovers

GLENWOOD PARK FAMILY ROOM REVEAL

[dropcap]I[/dropcap] just love it when a plan comes together, don’t you? It all started with a referral from one of my favorite clients. After I designed her a paisley and pink…
[dropcap]I[/dropcap] just love it when a plan comes together, don’t you? It all started with a referral from one of my favorite clients. After I designed her a paisley and pink room for her daughter, then a handsome nursery for her son, she blessed me with this new client who I’ve also added to my favorites list!

She’s a busy wife and working mom and has a great eye for design which was apparent in the rest of the house, but her family room proved to be a stumbling block. It was her least favorite room of the house and she couldn’t stand to look at it anymore. My guess is that she was exhausted and simply hit a creative block. Not to be defeated, she called in a professional for assistance!

BEFORE

This room has amazing bones and I could see the potential immediately! The room boasts a coffered ceiling to die for and windows that stream in an abundance of sunlight. A bank of windows behind the sofa looks out onto a huge enclosed fully-furnished sunroom. The initial plan specified safe navy blue drapery panels for the windows but a last minute request proved to be a game-changer!! On the opposite side of the room is a hearty fireplace sided by custom built-ins.


After convincing Supermom that her existing furniture plan was perfect, I focused on fabrics and accessories. Below a page from my design presentation.

Supermom loves color and has an impressive collection of African sculptures from their family travels. For her family room, I chose vibrant-hued fabrics, global-inspired artwork, and organic elements to complement her existing furnishings.
…and here’s how what was planned on paper came to reality:

AFTER

Using a mix of custom (pillows and drapery) and retail items creates a beautiful cost-effective design that only looks like a million bucks. We completed this design, with dollars to spare! Now on to the dining room!!

If you need assistance in falling in love with your home again, contact me at (404) 507-6110 or email me erika(at)erikaward(dot)com. Let’s get it done!

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