this room posed some challenges from the start. because it is a rental property, the walls couldn't be painted. every wall in the room was chopped up by doors or windows. and then there is the long bank of built-in cabinets that consumes the only uninterrupted wall in the space! this made furniture placement difficult to say the least. instead of going the bunk route, i wanted to keep two twin beds and the only solution that made sense to me...create a sofa layout and ignore the fact that all those cabinets are there. adding a graphic fabric to the back of the existing bookcases adds visual interest and breaks up their monotony. luckily, there are three desk spaces that for now serve as 'hiding spots' for the occupants.
Sutton & Schafer's Playroom
a project very near and dear to my heart; a playroom for my two sons. this room has had many roles; guest room, nursery and now playroom. i kept the gray wall color, but i added some pop with bold stripes in two shades of golden yellow. the inspiration for the palette comes courtesy of 'abacus' by knoll textiles. i used it sparingly, but it gives great impact and ties the entire room together. the room is simple, but extremely functional. oodles of storage keep toys organized, and a ceiling-mounted swing adds whimsy and fun. the addition of a bed gives the boys a place to watch tv or room for an extra sleepover guest.
Kozak Family Room
Kozak Living Room
after completing the kozak's sunroom project, they hired me to redesign their living and family rooms. the living room had some challenges, it is open to the foyer and adjacent to the open stair. it's not very deep, but is very wide. working around their existing brown sofa, we layered in texture and pattern and added some architectural interest with wall mouldings.