Hello again my lovely readers!
I thought I’d share with you another project I was lucky enough to do as part of my course, and that’s the open plan living area for the Lloyd’s family. My clients wanted a modern, sophisticated room that was stylish and also reflected their tastes and interests. The room needed to be family friendly as they have two children, but it needed to look grown up as well.
I based the scheme for the room off of Mrs Lloyd’s love for the work of Japanese fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto, which links to one of their Photography prints they wanted to display within the space, but I also wanted to inject some of Mr Lloyd’s personality in there in the form of bright contrasting colour, which links to their orange Vertigo poster by Saul Bass. This was what I resulted in as my concept:
(Image credits (top left, clockwise): Anthropologie, Client’s
own image of a print, John Lewis, Pinterest x3)
This is how the space turned out. I wanted two different armchairs to reflect how diverse and unique the family is, as well as to create juxtaposition and variety in the space.
Living Room Visualisations in Vectorworks
I went with an industrial feel for the space, as it was on trend, but I made it luxurious and modern with copper pieces accenting the room within the lights, curtain rail, coffee table, hammered side table and table lamp, concrete styled wallpaper along the same wall as the fireplace, with a different textural grey wallpaper on the chimney breast to create contrast between textures, colours and patterns against the marbled mantle piece. A black and white graphic striped wallpaper is placed on the wall that comes in to the space behind the sofa to reflect the pattern of the striped armchair as well as link to the monochrome, industrial vibes I was aiming for and the work of Yohji Yamamoto.
Living Room Visualisations in Vectorworks
Dark wood can be seen in the tv unit, flooring and legs of the striped armchair, whilst there’s a few appearances of light wood in the legs of the L shaped sofa and black armchair to mix it up a bit, which links to the dining room set up in the kitchen area of the open plan space. Glass pieces are important to help spread light around the area and can be seen in the top of the coffee table, the shelves of the metal shelving units and the frame of the console table. I used a lot of grey in the space to help calm it down a bit, but also livened it up with splashes of blue, orange and tiny accents of red to link to the colourful buttons on the black armchair.
Get the look:
Living Room Product Board
(Image credits: John Lewis, Marks & Spencer, Anthropologie,
B&Q, Made.com, IKEA, Habitat, Cult Furniture, Debenhams,
the clients and Pinterest)
Below is a list of the furniture, fabrics, flooring, paint and wallpapers used in this design if you’d like to recreate the look for yourself:
- Wall emulsion paint – Dulux in Ashen White
- Wallpaper 1 – NLXL Concrete Paste the Wall Wallpaper in Black, John Lewis, cheaper alternative from Designers Guild
- Wallpaper 2 – Marimekko Frekvenssi Wallpaper, John Lewis
- Wallpaper 3 – John Lewis Hanbury Vinyl Wallpaper in Pewter
- Curtain fabric – Harlequin Stieko Furnishing Fabric in Steel, John Lewis
- Standing shelves – west elm Tiered Tower Bookcase in Bronze, John Lewis
- Mirror – John Lewis Roberto Paoli Cord Mirror in Black, similar can be found on their website or at Habitat
- Client’s own Vertigo poster by Saul Bass
- Ceiling light – Debenhams Home Collection ‘Harrison’ cluster ceiling light
- Client’s own photographic print
- Wall shelves – IKEA LACK Wall Shelf in black-brown
- TV Unit – IKEA BESTA TV bench with drawers in black-brown
- Table lamp – John Lewis Albus Twisted Table Lamp
- Console Table – Made.com Phane console table in smoked grey glass
- Sofa – John Lewis Barbican RHF Corner End Sofa in Solva, Pale Storm with Light Legs
- Sofa Cushions – John Lewis Pebble Cushions in Clementine/Marks & Spencer Wool Rich Tribal Lines Cushion (similar idea for a cushion)/John Lewis Leillo Pom Pom Cushion/John Lewis Plain Cotton Cushion in Dark Spruce
- Side table – Habitat Orrico Rose Gold Hammered Aluminium Side Table
- Armchair 1 – Cult Furniture Cult Living Poet Lounge Armchair in Black/Multicolour buttons
- Coffee table – Made.com Aula Coffee Table in Brushed Copper and Green Glass
- Rug – House by John Lewis Shaded Rug in Grey
- Armchair 2 – Anthropologie Striped Losing Chair
- Flooring – B&Q Amadeo Shire Oak Effect Laminate Flooring
This project was huge challenge for me, as I tend to create more colourful interiors, however it was a lot of fun and I enjoyed trying out something different to what I usually do! What do you think? Let me know in the comments below!
Thank you for reading!