It all started with a piece of art.

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It all started with a piece of art.

Bold teal abstract artOur client had a sofa, a chair and a newly renovated living room, but two piece of furniture does not make for a beautiful living room.   This design started with a piece of art.  The bold teal, and subtle cream and gold inspired the color palette for this grey living room.

Abstract Art

How lovely is this abstract piece? We love that it has an ocean feel with “waves” and a sort of “current” running through it.  Very tranquil for a room designed to relax in.

a living room inspired by abstract art


The teal front he art was reintroduced in the accessories.  This ceramic vase was the perfect pop of color on the other side of the room to balance out the space.

color palette inspired by abstract teal art

We continued the teal in the pillows and throw picking up on the many shades of teal in the piece of art.  There is also a subtle hint of teal and gold in the fabric on the custom Roman shades.  How pretty is that “Moroccan tile” pattern in the fabric?  We love the new twist on an old classic!

abstract teal art over a sofa

The white washed grey table provides beautiful contrast against the dark grey sofa. We love this piece because its is functional, but also has great style.  We styled the table with a few great accessories that pick up on the subtle tones from the art.

lamp an throw

The lamp tables highlight the white wash finish from the cocktail table, and the ceramic lamps pick up a subtle shade of blue to carry on the color palette from the art. We love the proportions of this vignette.  Nothing makes a room feel smaller than the wrong proportion of furniture!

tv console

Directly across from the piece of art is a gorgeous TV console in a warm washed wood.  This finish picks up on the tones in the sofa.  We accessorized it with a pop of color in the ceramic vase and a bit of greenery.  The remaining items pick up on the “driftwood” look of the washed pieces of furniture and the dark metal base of the lamp tables.  Plus, we always love a few stacks of books in our accessories.

All in all, we love this room.  We’re always happy to work with clients existing  pieces to help make them work in a room while finishing the design.

For more photos of this space, check out our portfolio.

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Lisa is fantastic! She has a great eye and is so good at knowing what I want, even when I’m not really sure myself! Lisa came up with a fireplace design that was just perfect for our new family room. She also, showed me samples, measured, ordered and installed new shades, she made it stress free! Lisa is very professional, and is careful to listen to you, she makes you feel like a friend! Can’t wait to see my finished room! Thank you!

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