Shades of Grey Living Room

I am really excited about this latest scheme that we have come up with for one of our interior design projects because of its soft color palette, chic style and seasonal accent colors. Our client prefers pale grey tones, soft creamy linens and a relaxed but tailored style. We are proposing the following furniture and fabrics for this dramatic living room and dining area makeover.

The Sutton sofa by Hickory Chair has a very elegant line. I love the long skirt on its base and the gracefully curved arms. We will be upholstering this sofa in a light-colored fabric that mimics linen from Kravet. Our client has a busy family of teenagers, so it’s important that we found a fabric with a Teflon coating for stain protection and a very high durability factor. Our client was drawn to a lovely charcoal and cream modern floral silk from Kravet’s Candace Olson Collection which we will use an accent cushion on the sofa.

Vanguard Furniture makes this handsome chair that we will have upholstered in a textured white fabric from Joanne Fabrics. This chair is accentuated with the black leather inserts on the sides and back as well as the shiny silver upholstery tacks. The masculine feel of this chair is a nice counterpoint to the feminine lines of the sofa.

This lovely side chair called the Chastain by Hickory Chair will sport this pretty, over-scaled damask pattern available through Kravet. Those white legs are adorable! It is just the right size, very comfortable and can be easily slip-covered for a different look.

Our client mentioned that she likes to kick back in this room, so an ottoman is the perfect solution for a coffee table. The shelf on this model provides extra storage and the button-tufted top adds an interesting texture. The ottoman will be covered in a charcoal linen and cotton fabric by Maxwell Fabric. We will repeat the silver upholstery tacks on this piece of furniture as well. The relaxed, matte finish of the fabric paired with the tack detail will be a show stopper!

In addition to fabric, Kravet makes lovely furniture that is available through interior designers. The Loire Lamp Table is one of their pieces and will sit on one side of the sofa.

An area rug is essential in this room to connect the upholstered furniture into a nice conversation group and to add some boldness. Once again, Kravet will be used to manufacture a custom area rug in a Barbara Barry pattern. The great thing about Kravet’s rug program is that a designer can choose any color of wool or silk and any pattern and have the rug specifically made to the right size for the job. That makes a designer’s life easy and makes for a happy client, too!

Adjoining the living space is the kitchen and dining nook. This trestle style table available through Domaine Furniture is casual but elegant. The Crate and Barrel dining chairs are a bargain and are very stylish! A banquette from Vanguard Furniture will sit under a window at this dining table to break up the chairs and provide a cozy spot to dine at. An earlier post I did shows lots of examples of dining banquettes. This one will be upholstered in a subtle stripe of cream, taupe and charcoal from the Candace Olson fabric collection available through Kravet.

I always feel that drapery is one of the most important elements in a room, and a space doesn’t feel finished without proper window coverings. Not only do they accentuate the height of a ceiling, they add extra texture and help to soften all the hard surfaces in a room. The drapery in both the dining area and the living room will be fashioned from this lovely taupe Kravet silk.

Our client also requested that she be able to inject some seasonal color into her neutral scheme. For the summer look, a sweet green herringbone from Duralee will be used for an additional pillow on the sofa. This cool flame stitch in green, silver and charcoal from Highland Court will be made into a bolster cushion for the black and white arm chair.  Chartreuse green, charcoal and cream are such a fresh color combo – totally summery!

For a winter look, we went purple! This rich and royal purple velvet from Joanne Fabrics will be used as an additional pillow on the sofa. For the bolster on the armchair, the velvet stripe from Highland Court will be utilized. This fabric contains all the colors of our furniture and couldn’t be more perfect!

I hope you have enjoyed this sneak peak into one of our Calgary interior design projects! All of us here at Corea Sotropa Interior Design have enjoyed working on this furniture and fabric scheme for our wonderful client. We can’t wait to see the finished product!




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