Pink living room
Relaxing living room with one-of-a-kind pieces
Having designed other rooms in the client’s house for use by the rest of her family, the living space was to be her sanctuary, but it was desperate for some love and colour. We started with the sofas, the largest pieces of furniture and focal points in the room. It was important that the style complemented the property’s older features but still felt current, and the client fell in love with the rusty pink options. This set the tone for the rest of the room with pinks, blushes and greens carried throughout.
The lighting was a key part of the design for this room as it was originally only fit with spotlights. I sought out a company in the UK who hand blow glass, and after comparing lots of samples, shapes and colour combinations, together with the client we designed this one-of-a-kind piece to light the room.
The coffee table, a Chinese opium table was originally dark wood rattan. It was scuffed and bruised and at odds with the new scheme, but it held sentimental value and had to stay. I set about upcycling it with the intention of painting the wood and mosaicking the inner top surface. However, on sanding it back, the wood underneath was just too beautiful to cover up; so I gave it a wax instead and used a marble effect porcelain to complement the fireplace.