Louisville Nests – Let’s Freshen Up: Great Room
As a part of our series “Louisville Nests – Let’s Freshen Up” we bring you the Great Room.
When I was contacted by this Louisville, Kentucky homeowner, her words were her home needs “freshening up”. We opted to for using existing furniture and picking up a couple of new items to freshen up her spaces. She found a piece of art at my store that she loved. We then used that from which to pull our “fresh” color scheme of blues, greens, and tans.
Physical Characteristics of the Space
The Great Room is long and narrow and anchored by a baby grand piano at one end and the fireplace at the other. The roof is pitched so window treatments were not a good option. To add some interest we painted these opposite two walls several shades darker to accent them.
Focal Point – The Mantle
The mantle in this space originally was not the appropriate scale for the fireplace. A trim carpenter bulked it up by adding to the width and the length. I see this problem in a lot of homes, and it is a really easy and inexpensive fix for what is the focal point in a room.
Furnishings + Finishing Touches
For furnishings, we kept the homeowner’s sofa and love seat and added a patterned chair and ottoman, a new media cabinet, and end tables. We finished the space with new lamps, accessories and artwork. In the open space by the stairwell, we had a custom bookcase built to fill out with beautiful accessories which reinforced our color scheme.
Next up is the Foyer!