I am in the middle of an interior décor REMIX. My client is an urban professional male who seeks to upgrade his current digs from an eclectic collection of ‘Momma-and-them’ furniture ‘pass-me-downs’ inclusive of college life ‘make-dos’. His stated objective is to have his home interior environment reflect his upwardly mobile, man-in-charge lifestyle. The space is a two bedroom / two bath townhouse that has a full usable unfinished basement. Row Townhouses prove to be limited on width space yet long on length space, which may prove challenging for furniture placement.
As a renter, lease contracts prevent changes to the structure, appliances and existing fixtures. However, the Client is an eco-conscience dweller and his list of eco-preferences is impressive noting that he is renting. A few notables include the use of natural fabric for all textiles including windows, linens, throw pillows and rugs. He wants organic art to fill his interior space like wood carvings, retro-art prints and nature finds such as stones, branches and large stumps that can be re-purposed. He also request eco-friendly products be used for interior paint and cleansing products in addition to eco-lighting options. (Note: If attempting a similar REMIX on your rental dwelling, know your lease limitations.)
Editing the Client’s current collection of furniture proved challenging as it is difficult to sever family ties to old familiar things. We were able to select functional, multipurpose pieces from his existing collection that will anchor his new additions. He wanted a ‘man of the house’ recliner to anchor his main living space. Additionally, sectional seating proved too trendy for him. We chose a grey /black herringbone patterned sofa and love seat with traditional rolled arms to complete the seating group in his living space.
An ebony tone wood twin tower open shelving unit was re-purposed as an entertainment / media focal point for the main living space. This twin tower unit had been one of the pieces we had edited to keep from his ‘Momma-and-them’ furniture ‘pass-me-down’ furniture collection. The main living space was polished off with an eclectic addition of bold print area rug, contrasting throws and throw pillows, bold window treatments, arched floor lamp lighting complemented with retro- table lamps with exquisite shades. Wood and leather framed mirrors were used in addition to art finds to open the space. A large contrasting fabric ottoman doubled as the coffee table with an elegant leather serving tray.
This project is ongoing and I will provide updates as things progress. Remember, home is where your life happens; be creative and allow your dwelling to represent you. Share your project stories and what bold and savvy interior décor trend you included in your project @ firstname.lastname@example.org.