A Transitional-Style Living Room for a Young Family

I had the great pleasure of working with some dear friends of ours who moved into a beautiful old (built in the 1940s) home in Washington D.C.  I worked with them first on their living room, which they wanted to make a grown-up living space where they could spend time together in the evenings and entertain comfortably in, but that would also be a place they could use as a family during the day.

They wanted plenty of seating, a cheerful, but sophisticated color palette, and as you can see they loved mixing patterns.

A Transitional Home For a Young Family | www.emilywignalldesign.comWe settled on a gray, indigo, yellow color palette which was so much fun to work with.  We layered in comfortable (and gorgeous) seating and side tables.A Transitional Home For a Young Family | www.emilywignalldesign.comBefore I entered the project they had already designed this gorgeous bookshelf which they added to this room to separate it from the entry. I think it was really the perfect piece to add a contemporary edge to the traditional home, and really set the tone for the room. And, of course, I had a great time searching for the perfect accessories to fill it!A Transitional Home For a Young Family | www.emilywignalldesign.comI wanted the bookcase to feel like it had a little bit of a gathered feeling, so I tried to mix vintage and new pieces.  Like this  collection of bud vases I sourced from all over and displayed together as a collection.  A Transitional Home For a Young Family | www.emilywignalldesign.comAnd, I also incorporated family photos, some of their favorite books, their sound system (which you purposely can’t see behind the lampshade), and a tray for mail on the other side.A Transitional Home For a Young Family | www.emilywignalldesign.com

A Transitional Home For a Young Family | www.emilywignalldesign.comBecause they wanted to use this space a lot in the evenings we added pretty lamps in every corner and candles.A Transitional Home For a Young Family | www.emilywignalldesign.comThe artwork we added really helps add movement and color and pattern at eye-level, while the larger more solid sofas help to ground the space and keep it calm.A Transitional Home For a Young Family | www.emilywignalldesign.com

A Transitional Home For a Young Family | www.emilywignalldesign.comI hope you enjoyed a peek into this project.  They were a delight to work with, and they are happy with the results…happy client, happy designer!

500-daisy-upholstery-nails-brass-furniture-studs-tacks-[2]-436-p copyIf you are interested in working with me as a designer, you can contact me at: wignalldesign@gmail.com

 

7 thoughts on “A Transitional-Style Living Room for a Young Family

  1. We couldn’t be happier in this space! Emily designed a beautiful room for us, and was amazing to work with – from establishing a vision that reflected our taste & living needs, to smart space planning, picking out great looking and comfortable pieces, and finding perfect accessories!

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