Monday, April 7, 2014

Residential Great Room Renovation

This couple wanted to update their great room specifically to create the fireplace surround as a focal point. The flooring, walls and fireplace were the extend of my scope and it included the kitchen flooring & backsplash. I coached the home owner on the staircase railing design, so it coordinates well with the rest of my design. The design needed to work with the homeowner's existing furniture and lighting.
Design by Chelsea Weiss of www.ChelseaSparks.com
Fireplace Feature Wall Design -AFTER
BEFORE
The upper windows on the fireplace wall were connected to the lower windows to create continuity between them with a flat stock white trim. The couple have a "Pottery Barn" type aesthetic, modern but traditional. I chose the fireplace feature wall to be a darker river rock blue color (Benjamin Moore paint called Black Pepper) than the rest of the great room walls to further emphasize it as the focal wall. The inspiration starting point for the room is the Frank Llyod Wright inspired slate tile with a copper colored glass tile as an accent. The 8" raised hearth was removed to have a hearth flush with the new carpeting. The berber carpet had a pattern using the natural colors of wood and stone of furniture and the tile fireplace surround with warm & cool colors.


Designed by Chelsea Weiss of www.ChelseaSparks.com
carpet, tile & flush surround limestone tile

Design by Chelsea Weiss of www.ChelseaSparks.com
AFTER
BEFORE

Finishing touches included a clean line silver tone finish led light above the mantle were added later after this picture was taken. Stationary drapes were an option to be added at a later date. These drapes would run from the valances of the upper right hand and left hand windows to the floor. A stained glass piece with a Frank Lloyd Wright aesthetic influence was suggested to hang from the center upper window.

Design by Chelsea Weiss of www.ChelseaSparks.com
AFTER, without the wallpaper
BEFORE

I wanted to bring a sense of space separation from the high ceilings and create a more grounded feeling. Upper wall was divided from the lower wall and the "stripe" included a lower, wider trim and an upper trim which was smaller, but the same design of the larger trim. The area in between the moldings was filled with a large pattern floral wallpaper with metallics accents to add a softness to contrast the linear lines of the moldings. The "stripe" aligned with the second floor railing to create a connection between the spaces.


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