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Project Binford Reveal: Part II

It must be your lucky week because I'm back for a second time. That hasn't happened since...well, in a lonnggg time. As promised, I'm back to reveal another part of our recent whole home project. Today I thought I'd focus on the more formal spaces. The client had a pretty clear vision in terms of style and color to some degree. There was also a need to reutilize some of their existing items.  We used color as a unifying element throughout the home, with warm earth tones appearing in nearly every space. 

Let's begin with the formal dining room.  It was literally a blank slate. 

Pretty nondescript right?  As mentioned in the previous post, the floors were darkened to an espresso color throughout the main floor, including the dining room.  We had a number of drapery panels we needed to rework from the client's previous home so that drove the color scheme to some degree as well.  I knew wallpaper would be a great solution for adding instant impact to this space. The formal dining space is the first room you see as you enter the home so we definitely wanted a wow factor.
After presenting several selections, the client chose this beautiful gold and burnt orange Thibaut paper.
Thibaut - Madrid (Rust) 
The client was also interested in adding some sort of paint accent to the ceiling and was particularly drawn to Venetian plaster.  We sourced an awesome product from Modern Masters and it turned out to be beautiful.

The furniture in the space is by far the showstopper.  The Bernhardt Jet Set Collection with custom upholstery including fur backs was so my client's style.  Personally, I'm much more into the gold leaf finish.  

Throughout the home, it was important that my client's art be on display.  The piece in this space was picked up during their travels.  

The large gold leaf mirror is the perfect accent to the furniture grouping. 

Opposite the formal dining room is the formal living space.  In this room, we needed to account for the reuse of two large modern wing back chairs, a shag rug and silk drapery my clients already owned. 


We opted to keep the existing wall color but needed to add a couple of furniture pieces to better suit the scale of the larger space.  I proposed the addition of a petite sofa and a coffee table to anchor the seating area.  We didn't want to add a lot of unnecessary pieces, as the client expressed early on that this wouldn't be an area that would be used very often. 

With a general plan in place, we got to work pulling it together.  We opted for a Lauren studio sofa from Bassett Furniture in a warm neutral fabric.  

Bassett Furniture 

Previously, the drapes included elaborate pleated valances.  We stripped it down to the essentials and reworked them into simple panels.  

I really love how art and a few unifying accessories really make this space work. 

What a great place to greet guests.  Don't you think? 

Miss the reveal of two cozy spaces in this same home?  Check out Part I --HERE

Photography Credit:  Cam Richards Photography 

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