Saturday, June 27, 2009

Colorful, Modern Photo Consultation





(Hover over the photo with your cursor to see my Photo Drawing and the "before" photo!)


I worked on a really fun, modern, Photo Consultation recently, and thought I'd share it here today.
My clients dilemma was figuring out what type, size, color and style of artwork to hang on one wall in her Living Room. She also wondered if any of her existing artwork might work.
Lastly, she and her family are huge fans of color, so she really wanted to inject more of it into this area of the room.
She said she and her family love their green shaggy rug, so as you can see from my photo drawing, I suggested bringing in a little more green in the form of decorative, moss-covered balls, accessories on a narrow, dark wood, wall ledge- and stripes in some of the throw pillows.
To further satisfy her love of color, I also injected
blue, orange and charcoal gray.
The large, dark orange piece of framed art really pops against the complimentary bluish gray accent wall, and the orange tones in the cognac-colored leather throw pillows, and hammered copper bowl on the coffee table really speak to the orange tones in the artwork.

The bi-fold shutters doors in my drawing got a coat of black paint, to give them a more interesting presence. I love dotting the color black around a room, so I also suggested black on the framed art. Because the curtain rod and coffee table legs are already black, there would be a very well-balanced feeling throughout the space with my suggested additions.

That "symmetrical sprinkling" of color occurs again with the white mat around the orange artwork, the white sofa and the white lampshade.
The charcoal gray table lamp base is from Crate and Barrel, and while it makes a strong statement, it also blends nicely with the bluish-gray wall color behind it- allowing the artwork to really be the focus of that wall.

I love this fun, yet sophisticated, style and can't wait til she sends me their "after" photos!





27 comments:

Anonymous said...

Layla, I didn't get it at first--you know, hover over the photo to see the makeover, but I finally did and all I can say is WOW!--you've done it again :)Love it all!

Victoria@WhimsybyVictoria said...

This turned out great! I love how you incorporated the blue gray paint on the wall and then pops of orange and green throughout the room as well! Another great design by you Layla! Such an inspiration!!

Hugs to you,
~Victoria~

Sue @ My Party of 6 said...

I love how the dog is still laying on the sofa! This is so cool! I have about 100 different places in my house that I'd like to do a photo consult for!

Rona's Home Page said...

What a cute dog. Sorta reminds me of our Toby.
I like the way you displayed the photos and the addition of the shelf.

My name is PJ. said...

Great, great job!!

Frugal Fine Living said...

Fabulous job! The colors really pop against the blue-gray wall. I love the shag rug, too.

Jane

Daryl said...

Great ideas, Layla. It's amazing how a few things can make all the difference and really bring the room together. I'd imagine they could do all this for $100-$150? (I forget if you mentioned the price on the lamp).

Best,
D.

Le said...

can't tell you how much i really enjoy your blog. your sense of design is so refreshing. simplicity is truly the key to a beautiful space.

Lindsey said...

Love this room! And I love the idea of a photo consultation. Woudl you mind showing (or your client) the before photo? Thanks!

Kathi said...

How cool is that! Looks great!

Laura said...

I've promised myself one of your photo consults once we finally buy our own house. In the meantime, I can droll over everyone else's! Hope you give away another consultation soon! ;-)

Lettered Cottage said...

Hi Lindsey!

The "before" photo is there...just hover your cursor over the photo to see it.

Layla :-)

Katherine said...

I just painted my living room a very similar blue-gray. Great color. I love it with the orange.

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Wow, the room came alive. Loved the mouse over before and after!

Jessica said...

that's perfect. i too, as you can see by my blog, LOVE COLOR, and i wonder how i'm going to incorporate it into the new house. i'm thinking upstairs should be more neutral, but downstairs, i can go a little wild, since that's the playroom, etc.!!!!

LG said...

I love seeing before and after pics! That looks great and I love the blueish grey color. We have 2 similar colors in our house and i have been so pleased with them! They also get TONS of compliments!
Great Work! Super excited for my consult now!

Meghann LittleStudio said...

Very cool!

PS~Erin said...

The transformation is huge with your subtle updates. I am so looking forward to when I have the space and $ to have you do a consultation for us. (Glad you kept the dog :-)

NicNacManiac said...

Great job, I love the black shutters that match the shelves!!
Hugs, Nerina :)

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Love how the room turned out!! Great job. Love & blessings from NC!

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

What an awesome transformation! Love it! Definately going to have to have you do a consultation for me, i'm warning you now, lol!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Love it!
Layla you are the bomb.
You could do a 'photo consultation' every day!

Grits414 said...

Love the change! Love the doors painted black....that was the first thing I noticed really. Looks great!

Becky said...

Well, it is just beautiful! How do you do that hover thing? So cool!

Rose - The Center of My Self said...

The room was nice before, but the changes make it stronger, both more grounded and more finished. The artwork pieces relate more to one another as a whole (the ledge adds so much), the new wall colors provide more interest in a subtle, unobtrusive manner, the pillows on the white sofa ground all the white, as do the pops of black color, and the new choices in drapes and accessories contribute to the overall appeal. The way you use color throughout the room pulls it all together so beautifully, Layla.

Holly said...

Love it! I would paint my entire room this color, not just an accent wall! It really makes it nice and cozy. Great job :-)

aileen said...

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