A while ago I showed you a sneak peek of this living room I was working on and it's finally done! Note these photos were taken by me!
Photos by Maria Killam
The existing panelled wall was oak and did not match the new hardwood floor so we first painted it the colour of the rest of the room (BM Everlasting or Thousand Islands). Then we decided it really just needed to be the trim colour as panelling usually either is either wood stained or the colour of your woodwork.
So here's the room before any furniture was purchased. This piece of art we moved to the hallway because it was too big for the mantle
This client had lots of her own artwork but most needed re-framing, so we took about 10 pieces to my framer Kent Picture Framing here in Vancouver on the West side and chose new mats and frames for all of it. (I forgot to take a before photo of the frame on this one)
I propped it up on the mantle with another little treasure we found in my client's house.
We would have loved to hang drapery in this room but there was a bulky heating unit at the bottom of the window so we installed a boxed pleat valance with banding to tie in with the cranberry armchairs. I loved this rug my client actually found on her own from a local carpet store in Richmond.
We replace the old sconces with these from Schonbek to tie in with the fireplace cover.
My client Savannagh had always wanted a camel back sofa so we had it custom made (along with the English arm chairs). I think this sofa is my favourite piece in this room. It's covered in Orvis fabric from Robert Allen (one of my favourite workhorse upholstery fabrics).
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