Recently I completed a small, sweet project I've been meaning to show you. I met my client when she came into the shop a few months ago. She and her husband have three young children and just bought their first home which overlooks the water in Belvedere, CA .  She likes the farmhouse style, but wanted to weave in a coastal vibe since the home has water views from almost every room. 

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The scope of the project was to furnish the living room and solve what to do with the off-center fireplace wall.


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We wanted to make the shiny black granite disappear and at the same time make the fireplace and tv not feel so off-center.

The wall color is Restoration Hardware's Charcoal.  The beam is an old, reclaimed piece that my wood working guru had buried in a pile behind his shop. It was sanded and sealed to perfection (just luck that it ended up being a close match to the coffee table).

Here are more photos…

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The home doesn't have a mud room or coat closet. With three kids, things were piling up around the front door. As a temporary fix, the homeonwner used a coat rack for hanging items, but there was no place for shoes and other miscellaneous outerwear.


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I had a custom bench made based on the size of three vintage-style wire baskets my client purchased at the shop. One for each child. 


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Hooks mounted on wood planks replaced the coat rack.

Below is the other side of the entry.

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The homeowner found this great industrial piece (I forget where, but Carrie if you are reading this maybe you can put the source in the comments?) We thought this trio of mirrors (sold individually) makes a much more interesting vignette than just one.

More photos…


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The living room was a blank canvas. It's the room you see first upon walking into the house. We started with the striped wool dhurrie rug and pulled the colors from there.

A new sofa from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams replaced the old one (very similar, but new one is less modern), a Belgian style coffee table and a few new accessories finished off the space.

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The chairs were purchased previously, but the home owner was not fond of the contemporary lines, so we added vintage grain sack pillows and matching throws to soften the modern style.


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We're still filling in a few blanks, like this corner…


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Everything is new in this space. We're considering different chair options that can serve double duty for extra living room seating for parties, and we'll move the zinc accessoires to a new spot.

I hope you like the tour of this coastal farmhouse!

 

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