Chic Living Room Transformation

Just finished up a wonderful job this past week.  We did Phase I of a project for a client in Fort Worth.  We incorporated some of her existing items but purchased most of the furniture and accessories for a NEW fresh look.  She was out of town while we did the transformation so she didn't get to see it the day we finished.  However, she called me the next morning really early and was just speechless with the changes.  She just couldn't believe that her items, incorporated with new purchases made her home look so put together and "collected" over time. 


My client had her existing parkay flooring stained this amazing espresso color and it transformed the entire downstairs flooring.   She then got to a stopping point and called me for help.
She had used lots of brown and golds in her previous home and was so ready for a change.  I suggested we go with a lighter palette and started by purchasing an amazing white shag rug.
The main inspiration piece for the room color palette was this  painting that my client already had.  I suggested she paint the fireplace a nice rich gray and it all came together nicely.
Crazy about the painting!
I hung 2 large window mirrors on each side of the fireplace to make a dramatic statement.
2 new couches was all we needed in this space for seating.
Purchased a new rustic coffee table to add a bit of wood to the room. 
I found this cute little antique bench that the client had put in her entry.  It had a seat cushion that I didn't think served a purpose because the bench is extremely narrow.  I placed the bench on the fireplace hearth and it goes beautifully with the floors and the coffee table. Totally new piece without the cushion.
New lamps and 2 stacked abstract paintings to add color
The turquoise and white pillows made  the space feel classy and sophisticated without making it intimidating and too formal. 
Bits and pieces of pottery grouped together looks better than pieces separated!  I scoured her china cabinets and other rooms for these treasures.
This painting was found in the stack of artwork that the client wanted to use and I found the antique vase and magnifying glass in a box filled with treasures in her garage. The colors were perfect for adding detail to the room.
I paired the painting with this antique desk and chair and it made a nice little vignette in the corner of the living room.
So here is the BEFORE........
and here is the AFTER......
What do you think?
I especially loved this beautiful hall tree in the entry loaded with cowboy hats.  My client owns a ranch in Ft. Worth as well and these are just some of her favorites that she brought to this home in the city.
We did 2 more rooms that day too so I'll be posting pictures of those later this next week.  I'm off to spend the day at the lake with 15 teenagers celebrating my youngest daughter's birthday.  I'm hobbling around because I have been having foot pain, (bone spurs and scar tissue that's roaring like a lion_ but I'm hoping I don't wear it out!
Happy Weekend!