which brings us to the actual subject of today's post- m21 has been posting quite a bit on this particular client & project as it is one of those fantastic, fun, and easy-breezy projects- the kind of project that makes m21 love his job even more than he already does! so here's a bit of the project backstory:
the pillows will sit on this custom updated chesterfield white sofa
maison21 met his client a while back when she bought some great vintage furniture pieces from him- she loves a good vintage score, almost as much as m21 (btw, from now on we''l refer to our client as "the bachelorette", in reference to habitually chic's current "bachelor pad" project). the bachelorette purchased the pieces as she was in the process of redecorating her home, turning it into something more in line with her status as a major figure in the l.a. fashion industry- i.e. a home as stylish and chic as she is!
the bachelorette soon realized that her redecorating project was taking too much time away from her family (she is the mother of two great kids), as well as her business, and being the savvy business women that she is, decided that her bottom line would be better served by calling in a professional, so re-enter maison21.
m21 initially suggested he just do one room to see how they got on together, but by the end of their first meeting it was clear that the two of us just clicked, both in personality and in decor sensibility. as the project has proceeded, in addition to creating a beautiful home for the bachelorette and her boys, we've also become good friends- all working relationships should be so fun!
rear view of the chesterfield frame- maison21 specifically choose this style of sofa because of the tufted roll arm/back detail. the sofa's actual placement in the room is such that unless you are sitting on it, it will mostly be viewed from the back or side, so we had to keep those views visually interesting. a plain box of a sofa never would have served.
the bachelorette's decor requirements were simple: she wanted a family and pet friendly home, somewhere where the kids could have friends over, and the dog could jump up on sofa, without worrying that a gazillion dollars worth of velvet mohair would be ruined by spilled fruit juice (or claws). life is too short for that kind of worry! so things needed to kept practical, comfortable, and multi-functional, but without sacrificing an ounce of style or chic.
other than that, m21 had just two dictates to constrain him- one, that we reuse the bachelorette's favorite sunburst mirror, and two, we use some insanely great wallpaper. done and done. see why this is a dream project?
one of the insanely great wallcoverings we've used- a gorgeous sapphire blue grasscloth in the bachelorette's dining room (and a sneak peek of things to come).
together, the bachelorette and the decorator have rocked her house out, and maison21 is awfully excited about our first room installation, happening next week. soon, we'll have some finished product to show you, and you can see how all the bits and pieces fit together!