The space for this project is a very basic 24x24 room. There is a fireplace flanked by two standard windows and the ceilings are a standard 8 feet high. The floor is hardwood and there is ceiling and floor molding.
This client lives in the Midwest, but loves the feel of the beach. She wants to feel like she's on vacation when she walks into this room. She loves water and feels most calm and happy when she's sitting in a pool or beach side on a sunny day. She entertains often - usually just a few friends - but would like seating for at least eight when needed. The room will be used by 1-3 family members on a regular basis.
Her home is a traditional two story colonial, something like this:
For this room, I decided to start with a large piece of abstract art. I looked around and found this original oil on Etsy for $400:
It happens to be called "Bubbles". My client loves it, so this is where we'll start. Tune in tomorrow for seating and rug choices and see how the room begins to come together.
Have a great day!