I'm so proud of one of my blog followers who read my blog post "Kitchen Sitting Rooms" here and decided to do something about the space in her home that wasn't working for her family life.
Jennifer is a fun loving, vivacious, talented and spunky woman! She didn't hesitate when I gave the challenge on my blog to "change things up" in your home! She moved the kitchen table and chairs out of her eating area in her kitchen and decided to make it a sitting area.
Here are the before and after photo's she sent me!
Looks good but wasn't functional for her family.
"Using what you have" and it looks great!!!! Way to go Jennifer!
I thought it would be fun to add some details to her room. Hopefully this will inspire Jennifer as she adds layers over the months to this space. These things take time depending on your budget but it's always great to have a vision and a plan so you know where you are headed.
MY DESIGN PLAN
Suggest a rug for defining the space and adding texture and style. Drapes to add a cozy feel and add height to the room (hang at top of wall). Throw pillows for personality, another round mirror above existing mirror to add height, paint the desk chair green to coordinate with pillows, a leopard throw for ottoman or for back of chair, buffet lamp for table to add more ambient light and a vintage suitcase to add a bit of "collected" to the feel of the room (also making the smaller lamp more to scale between the chairs).
I'd also recommend adding this artwork to the wall on the left to bring all the colors together. This unifies the space, making it look COMPLETE.
Here's where the items can be purchased:
Table Lamp by Uttermost, Rug and draperies by Pottery Barn, Leopard throw by Horchow, Artwork by Art.com, Vintage trunk can be found at any antique mall, pillows custom made (Pattern name: Arito Celebration).
Thanks for sharing your project with me Jennifer, as you can see, it inspired me!
Visit my website here to see before and after pictures to inspire you!