This client had a situation that most New Yorkers can relate to. He had moved out of one apartment and was living in a sublet until he was able to get a space of his own. The sublet came fully furnished with a dark wood dresser and bed. His goal was to achieve a light, beach feel while still using the preexisting furniture.
Before and After
We softened the dark wood with light accents like a crisp, white duvet cover and white linen window treatments. A custom sewn burlap runner was put on top of the dresser to give it a lighter facelift. A large, woven rug helped tie it all together and give the room a softer feel.
Moving furniture around and adding a beautiful wingback chair and ottoman created a separate seating area that wound up becoming our client's favorite part of the installation.
The crown jewel to the whole room was the custom built driftwood statement piece that we adorned with votives.