family room

Tropical Transitional

These next clients have been a part of our design family for a while—since we designed their vacation home around 10 years ago! We were thrilled when they asked us to come refresh their full-time residence, requesting that we make it more intentional and functional with a tropical transitional flair.

Because they hold a weekly Bible study at their home, the front living space needed to be an area that was easy to gather and have conversation. With a patterned ottoman as the center piece, we added bright chairs and fresh, nature driven art to create a lush yet relaxing vibe. Warm tones balanced with pops of green make the space colorful without being overwhelming.

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Design Challenge:

Because the living room and family room are both so visible from each other, a challenge we ran into was making both rooms feel cohesive. They needed to be separate spaces with different purposes but also compliment each other. To accomplish this, we used patterns that played well together in both rooms and kept the art color within the same tone. Though both rooms have bold chairs, they don’t compete which makes each space feel like it’s own.

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Our client wanted to be in her kitchen while also conversing with guests in the living room—so we added these lovely green swivel chairs to make sure people could remain comfortable no matter which way they needed to face. Also, a great little detail is the lazy susan in the middle of the coffee table—perfect for snacks or hors d'oeuvres when entertaining.

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It was clear to us from the beginning that our clients are warm, kind people who are generous with both their time and space, and they wanted their house to reflect a welcoming attitude to family and friends. Their home is a great example of how design can truly maximize any space while making it beautiful in the process. The end result is a place where guests can feel at home too! Thanks for reading!

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