Traditional family room designed for comfort and entertaining
Client: Professional couple
Location: Lutherville, MD
Services: Space planning, furniture selections, color palette, selection of lighting fixtures, mirrors, art placement and window treatments. Purchase management of all materials including one day delivery and installation of room.
Areas designed in full or part: Family room and color in kitchen
Color palette: Red, gold, purple, beige and mocha
Materials and details: Silk drapes, Savannah shades, Lee’s carpeting, swivel chairs, tufted ottoman with egg dart molding fringed, down-filled toss pillows, credenza with custom finish, and antique gold banded oversized mirrors.
Project Overview: This couple never really “finished” their family room and wanted to create a warm and welcoming space. With their kids now grown, they were ready to complete this often-used space right off of their kitchen. They wanted to maximize seating for entertaining or kicking back to watch a football game as a family. Like many busy professionals, these clients didn’t want to spend their free time shopping, so they were looking for an interior home designer who could create a vision, design the room and take care of all the purchasing details.
April Force Pardoe Interiors began with a space plan to establish the seating areas and flow of the room. The palette began with a bold paisley fabric for one of the side chairs and all of the other fabrics were selected to complement that stunning material. A large neutral sofa seats four or more, and four side chairs bring the rooms’ seating up to a whopping nine. Two swivel chairs flank the custom television cabinet and can be shifted for conversation or TV viewing. Window shades block light from the TV, but also allow the view of the back yard to be enjoyed, and semi-custom silk drapes decorate both sides of the window. Round tables beside the sofa provide room for lamps and a spot to rest your drink. The client requested a large ottoman – so this sumptuous, tufted piece with detailed wood carving on the frame make for a stunning centerpiece to this warm and welcoming family room. We added large, framed mirrors to the TV wall to bounce light from the windows and add visual interest to the large wall.
From the client: “April is the consummate professional. She is so easy to work with and is very creative. She really listens to what you want and helps you get to that place. Her organization skills are outstanding with no detail left undone. Emails and phone calls are always returned quickly. The absolute best part for me was that she took the stress out of our project! You can trust that April will do everything in her ability to make sure hat you have a beautiful space.” ~ J.F.
(This is a note April received from the client, the day after everything was installed)
“Well, when I woke up this morning the furniture was still there and still looks amazing! It wasn’t just a dream. Thank you so much again for helping to make my dream come true. You are terrific!” ~ J.F.