Before & After: A Client's Lounge Project

Three years ago I helped my client redesign her lounge. We bought in a completely new scheme to add impact and colour, truly transforming the space in the process. 

Fast-forward to 2021 and my client has moved into a new house. She enjoyed the interior design experience in her previous home so much that she kindly invited me into her new lounge to work some magic. In today's blog post, I'm going to take you through the whole process, right from the brief through to finishing touches. 

If you're interested in learning more about my interior design services, Vicki Kress Interiors, you can discover more here.

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The Brief 

We took a tour of the lounge to determine what aspects required attention and the vision my client had for the project. The lounge felt very soulless when you entered it. It was a narrow space without a clear focal point. This meant it was hard to work with existing furniture whilst also working to a budget. 

My home visit usually lasts around one hour – but we spent so much more time chatting about what she was looking to achieve and to help me get a sense of what would work well.  

I've included before and after pictures throughout the blog so you can see the transformation for yourself. 

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The Mood Board

To help my client visualise the scheme, I created a mood board filled with the fabrics and colour samples to see in all their glory. I also pulled together a digital mood board and personalised product list. All items were sourced, ordered and delivered upon arrival. 

My expertise and access to many suppliers from the last twenty years really came into play during the project. Knowing what's on trend and what's in stock is half of the battle!

With the current Covid situation, working together saved my client so much time - and headaches from not spending night after night trawling through the internet!

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Creating Focus and Width

To tackle the lack of focal point, we recovered the end wall in a gorgeous wall art from Voyage. This created an instant impact and gave the impression of a wider room.

We removed the wallpaper that was at the back of the TV because this positioning closed the room in and its pattern made for a cluttered look with all the furniture along this wall. We slightly off centred my clients existing mirror to create more balance in the room. 

You might like: Delicate Pink Wall Art or Haze of Blue Wall Art

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Using the new wallpaper as a foundation, we picked out one of the colours and painted the wall behind the sofa. Again, this tricked the eye into widening the room. The paint we used here was Velvet Crush by Frenchic

You might like: Meadwell Wallpaper

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Clever Radiator Covering

We also plan to camouflage the radiator with a bespoke cover. This will be the width of the window and create more of a focal feature in this area. Take a look at this image which is our inspiration. 

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Finishing Touches

During our consultation, we found that the floor length curtains closed in the window and overall room. With this in mind, we removed these and added a roman cascade blind into the window recess. To create more unity in the room, we picked out a gorgeous fabric that mirrored the wallpaper on the opposite end of the room.

You might like: Fabric Samples

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We finished the elevated space with subtle accessorising using scatter cushions that did not match but worked within the design scheme. Too matching and the space would look to twee! The cute Monty Stool is just adds that extra layer of luxury to finish the look.

You might like: Elysium Cushion

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I'm now taking booking for interior design consultations with Vicki Kress Interiors. I'd love to work with you to create a space that works in harmony for you and your family. If you're interested, get in touch to book your consultation. 

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