I received the images from a photo shoot last week at one of my favourite recent projects. I’ll get the whole gallery loaded on to the website soon, but wanted to share a sneak peak of some shots I took that day.
These clients have such an elegant, clean style and it was so fun to work with them putting together their living room and dining room.
A big part of this project was the lighting. The home was built in the thirties and some of the lighting added over the years was not terribly respectful of the existing architecture and home.
We spent a lot of time looking for the right lighting and while our final picks do have a contemporary sensibility they could be mistaken as original to the home. The burnished brass and warm bronzes in the lighting also inspired a lot of the palette for the project.
The couple wanted a calm, inviting space where they could relax, but also entertain their friends for dinner parties. We set up the living room to draw people in when they enter the house and made sure the table could expand to seat eight when required.
A layered palette of neutrals was key to getting a calm energy and we and played around with the client’s existing art and collections in the styling to give it a bit of punch.
Storage was a major requirement for this client because older homes tend to be a bit short on it. We focused on furnishings that would provide that functionality for them.
The Bernhardt console with the antique brass base and carved silver doors that we placed in the living room is my favourite piece.
What are your favourite elements in this design?