Let me walk you through one of my e-design project to show not only the final result but also some details of the process.
A couple of month ago my client ( for whom I’ve done bedroom design concept, which you can find here) contacted me again wanting help to re-design the rest space of her home (entry, living room and kitchen).
Stylistically she wanted a place that was modern, minimalist, warm and inviting with natural finishing materials. Functionally it needed a kitchen, dinning and living area and some place for storage.
My client wanted to remove the wall between the kitchen and living room to arrange a dining area in the living room and have easy access to it from the kitchen.
With that in mind I got to designing.
I offered to create a niche on the back of the dining area for full floor to ceiling height cabinets and a built-in fridge. I didn’t like the idea of having a fridge on show and ruin the aesthetic of the living room.
Here are a few of the inspiration images we started with:
I pulled some items, ideas of look and feel for materials, narrowing it down to 2 main options. They are pretty similar, and the main difference between them is cabinet finishing.
Option one goes with rift-cut white oak slab-style veneer cabinets.
And option two – with painted white kitchen cabinets.
The client liked the idea with the round table and timber veneer cabinetry. So we updated it slightly and here is the final moodboard.
- Concrete floor is a practical and easy-to-clean choice and combine very well with the clean white walls.
- Slab-style veneer cabinet doors with finger pull opening instead of hardware help to achieve more contemporary and streamlined look.
- Roller shades in the kitchen and white crisp linen curtains in the living room to keep simple and clean look.
- Herringbone rug on the floor to cozy up the space.
- Pendant lamp: we wanted something that was lighter and visually less heavy to go on top of the already heavy wood dining table.
- Custom made marble top for the dining table and chairs with full upholstered seats to break up the ”total wood finishing look”.
- Also I wanted to add to this cool and simple color scheme some brass accents. They would add warmth to the space.
Then I plugged the itemes into a floor plan.
And then we moved on to the final step of e-design process – 3d rendering, to help the client visualize how it was all going together and check if there any areas that felt unbalanced.
And here you can see the result my client was happy with.
Stay tuned for the the living room makeover, and let me know if you have any questions below.