Living Room by Bijou and Boheme
January 16, 2014
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We've devoured the house as a whole, we've savored every last bit of Winnie's precious daughters room and now it's time to dive deep into the one room we all call home. The Living Room. Designed to utter perfection by the oh-so-talented Christine of Bijou and Bhome. (oh and I hear she's the next Kelly Wearstler.) Read on to hear a bit more of her genius and see a few more shots from the lovely Yazy Jo.
From Christine of Bijou and Bohome...When Winnie first contacted me about working on some spaces in their new home, one of the first thing she said was that she wanted to achieve a look that felt glamorous but still livable. As a family with two young children, she didn't want anything to feel off limits or precious. As well, she really wanted to incorporate vintage pieces that helped to make the room feel layered and collected, rather than showroom like. The design for the space started with many inspiration images that I took and used to help build a plan. After a number of drafts, we settled on a furniture scheme that mixed old and new, and felt feminine but still had graphic and modern elements that balanced out the glamour. In addition, we decided on our palate of black, white, grey and blush.
The install of the design plan began with the paint...charcoal grey on the backs of the bookshelves, onyx black for the dining room doors and windows and a warm white for all the walls. Once this was complete, we began adding in the furniture. One of our first pieces to be selected was the elegant Dwell sofa covered in a family friendly fabric. Once that was in place, I knew that I wanted to juxtapose it's clean modern lines with something more delicate and ornamental...the antique gilded daybed was exactly the type of piece I knew would set the tone for the whole room and I was thrilled beyond measure when it got the thumbs up.
Next, we added in some mirrored pieces to again, add a glamorous element to the room...the cube side tables, though modern and clean lined in shape, bring in more of that time warn feel because of the antiqued finish...same goes for the cocktail table. I was so excited when my client found the table lamps at a local vintage shop...I'm obsessed with their graphic shape. To offset and bring balance to these elements, a textural Morroocan inspired rug was selected and to bring in some pattern to the space, a pair of vintage wing chairs were re-upholstered in a fun and graphic (and budget friendly) dot print. And because my client really wanted just as touch of blush pink in the space, some throw pillows and a pair of custom pink x-benches were also brought in. Next, silk curtain panels hung with brass hardware, were installed and worked to add a feeling of luxury to the space. To finish the room off, we flanked the doors to the dining room with artwork that spoke to both my client and her husband; graphic black/white abstract for him, fashion illustration for her.


Wall and Trim Color: Benjamin Moore Cloud White | Window Trim and Dining Room Doors: Benjamin Moore Onyx | Bookshelf backs: Benjamin Moore Kendall Charcoal | Sofa: Dwell Studio | Daybed: Black Rooster Decor | Coffee Table: Made Goods (purchased through Clayton Grey Home) | Rug: Anthropologie | Table Lamps: Vintage | Mirrored Side Tables: World's Away (purchased at Matthew Izzo) | Winback Chairs: Vintage Fabric from Domesticate on Spoonflower | X-benches: Etsy (liven up design) | Drum Side Table: Barbara Berry | Curtains and Hardware: Restoration Hardware | Lion Door Knockers: Lee Valley | Fashion Illustration: Etsy (Leigh Viner) | Black and White Abstract: Etsy (Art by Cindy Robinson)