I must admit, I was a little surprised when my lady lawyer client shared that she wanted a glam formal living room. After all, she shared a home with her husband and their budding son. But she held her monthly book club meetings in the room with her girl squad and insisted that it be just as glamorous as her esteemed group of friends. This would be her space, and the men of the house would have free rein of the basement to do as they pleased. Clearly, a great negotiator, ha.
On the other hand, the layout of this room presented a much bigger challenge – with it’s super narrow width and open thresholds to adjoining rooms, the floor plan needed to be very strategic to make the most of space and comfortably host a nice size group.
The solution : vertical and horizontal symmetry anchored by two dueling crystal chandeliers. I embraced the length of the room by creating a line of focus straight down the middle at eye level and on the ceiling.
From there the space started to come together seamlessly as we decided on a more sophisticated glamor look, with sharp lines and a moody color pallet. My gorgeous client fell head over heels for the pearl blush tuxedo style sofa that served as the room centerpiece. We then kicked up the glam with twin velvet wingbacks in a beautiful charcoal and champagne finishes to compliment my client’s custom framed art. The floor plan still allowed space to add in up to four ottomans for when she was expecting to host a bigger group.
To keep in flow, we incorporated the glam “pearlesque” theme into the other spaces on the main floor – installing a shimmering damask wallpaper in the powder room complimented by champagne finished accessories and champagne gold metallic paint in the dining room from Ralph Lauren’s Regent Metallic line.