Project: This is a request for interior layout and interior decoration for a living room. Please provide a diagram for placement of furnishings and accoutrements. Provide specific recommendations for furniture and other products in the form of manufacturer “tear sheets,” where available; manufacturer, picture, options and pricing; or diagrams that can be used for fabrication.
Space: The request is to furnish and decorate the living room of a recent remodeled home. The size of the space is 27 feet 5 inches long and 13 feet wide.
Current condition: The home has just been totally remodeled to the stud walls. Noteworthy about the space to be decorated is that it is accessible from the front entryway and opens into the dining room, kitchen, powder room, master suite, stairway to the lower level and second floor balcony.
It has vaulted ceilings; four electrical outlets centered on the floor next to the hearth wall; a wall with a gas insert (yet to be chosen or installed into the existing firebox); large windows on the east that overlook Lake Washington and smaller ones on the northeast and southeast walls. There is built in overhead lighting throughout the space.
The entryway has a space overlooking the first floor landing where I would like to put a sculpture on a pedestal. The walls over the landing and on the stairwell are made of glass with steel handrail and spacer.
I would like to have a small table on the left of the entryway door. It is adjacent to a very large closet with alder doors and long steel handles. The floors are red oak. I have provided a blueprint and pictures of the space.
The only structural issue that needs to be addressed in the competitors’ plans is to complete the fireplace with a gas insert and treatment on the heart wall. Note: I have used a lot of Porcelanosa products and like CRETA GRIS or something similar for the wall behind the insert with minimal or no hearth. (Other Porcelanosa products I have used in my home include Cubica Blanco for the powder room, OXO Deco Blanco for the kitchen backsplash walls, Oxo Line Blanco on the bar between the kitchen and dining room, and QATAR NACAR for the bathroom on the first floor. See http://www.porcelanosa-usa.com/default.aspx ).
The dining room is already furnished with a glass pedestal table that has a steel and wood base and six chairs whose seat bases are in a matte silver fabric, back is dark wood and legs are steel (photo attached).
The kitchen is European with frosted glass and metal frames on upper cabinets; quartz countertops in white, gray and black pattern, floors are gray slate with faint whitish random markings, appliances and sink are stainless steel, cabinets are winge with channel set handles (picture attached).
Colors are predominately white and gray. Walls are off-white.
Goal: I am looking for a clean, crisp, sophisticated modern interior (not mid-century modern) with an open, penthouse or European look in furnishings and accoutrements.
Avoid: Curtains, clutter, things that will become dated quickly, too many rugs, darkness.
Want: Good use of the space that is long and narrow. Maximize breathtaking view from windows on the the east and south sides. Emphasis on crisp, clean lines, focal pieces, with limited accoutrements. Bright, spacious, open, and light. Large oil paintings on walls. Table next to front door. Sculpture on pedestal in entryway. Very large painting on wall between kitchen and living room.
Area rug, painting and accent items comprise the color element of the room. Couch and chairs more neutral. I like chrome or stainless bases. High quality leather is okay. (If there is something relatively cat claw-proof, I would like to consider that –such as furniture with wooden back and sides.)
If the products recommended are not available in the United States, I will find comparable ones and have couches and chairs made.
I like stainless steel and glass. The table next to the front door and pedestal could also be fabricated of glass and steel, if you provide a suitable design.
The space is long and narrow. One possibility is a seating area next to the window where chairs could swizzle to face the lake or the living room, with a table between them, and with another seating area (couch, chairs, coffee table, rug, etc.) near the hearth). You decide
Plan drawing(s) (in appropriate scale)
Section and/or Elevation drawing(s) where needed (in appropriate scale)
Perspective View(s) where appropriate
Material & Budget List