our responsibilities as a decorator include not only conceptualizing a room, but also troubleshooting the process along the way. today we visited one of our workrooms to review some pieces in progress, in order to ensure that the end results are just as pretty as originally planned.
the overall concept of this project is sort of "trad meets rad"- combining both traditional and modern elements in adventurous and colorful ways for our hip and modern client, and her family.
for a long blank wall in the client's living room, we've opted for panelized handpainted chinoiserie wall covering (yes, you've seen them in a prior "project preview" post, and will see them again once the panels go up- any day!). in front of the panels, we are pairing a sleek and modern 8 foot polished brass parson's table (in process at a metal fabricator) with a pair of more traditional cerule base benches:
here's the elevation of the living room wall, incorporating the benches, initially presented to the client:
pretty, no? we think it strikes the right balance between modern and traditional. we also wanted to dial back the femininity of the wall panels by pairing them with more masculine surface textures, like the polished brass table, zebra skin (cow hide) chosen for the seat cushions and ebonized wood with antique bronze nailheads on the bases of the benches, (not upholstered as the workroom's sample).
so today, we were very pleased when we visited the workroom for a progress check. we were also able to make any last minute adjustments needed, and after laying out the zbra print cow hides, we eliminated the top row of nail heads on the seats- seemed too busy- but other than that we couldn't be happier with the in-progress results:
we are looking forward to the finished product, and we'll share that, as well as some more in progress items, as we go!