The Big Project

living room concept Remember that Living Room Project I posted about?  And my dilemma with the seating options?  Well, it's finally done!  I told you I was indecisive; I didn't even pick any of the seating options I posted about.  Because my client likes to entertain, I decided to go with a sectional for extra seating :)

Sadly, all I have left to share are these in-progress shots of my concept boards.  I really wish I took photos of the final product because I spent so many hours drafting and crafting away.  It was a nice change to work with my hands instead of a computer however, I did find myself thinking "ctrl-z" when I made a boo-boo.  I guess my brain is really hardwired with shortcuts and code!

drafting floorplan and elevations

I haven't drafted in over 10 years so I'm a little rusty.  I had so much fun with the dining area because I included my Louis chairs in the design.  And of course I included the table of all tables, my fave, the iconic Saarinen tulip table.  Ahhh.... so pretty and so darn expensive.  I then topped it off with a pretty chandy, the Meurice from Jonathan Adler to be exact.  What can I say, my client had a pretty big budget!

Have any of you taken design or drafting courses?  What are your favourite parts?

Have a blessed day everyone! xo

 

 

 

Living and Dining Room

I'm gearing up for my largest and most important school project to date and the subject is Living Room Design. I'll be drafting the floor plan and elevations as well as providing concept boards for the furniture, finishes and all that good stuff. I'm so excited about this project and have decided to use my own living and dining room as a starting point. Who knows, maybe I'll follow through with some design decisions!

One of the first challenges I need to address is my love for so many different styles. I love mid-century modern, french, rustic, beachy and a little bit of hollywood glam so this will be a tough one. I also love thrift shopping so a layered, collected look appeals to me as well. I've put together some of my favourite living and dining areas here:

via Fantastic Frank

via Fantastic Frank

via Fantastic Frank

via Fantastic Frank

via Fantastic Frank

via Planete Deco

via Nate Berkus

via Stadshem

via Lonny

via Nate Berkus

via Nate Berkus

via Modern Furniture Design

via Amber Interior Design

via Style at Home

I've already ripped out tons of pages from magazines, and pinned some of my favourite spaces and I'm still not sure what kind of mish mash of styles I will come up with. I'm trying really hard not to over think things because I'm so guilty of that. This will definitely be a challenge and I'm already loving the entire process!