You guys. This project has been months in the making. These clients sought my services in the very, very, VERY early stages of Christine McCall Home - thanks to a lil' story they'd seen in black and white newspaper print. From the beginning, they've trusted me and the vision we created for their media room. These newly retired empty nester's wanted to create a space for their kids to enjoy when they traveled home for holidays and summer break. I was so excited for how the space turned out that after I photographed the room I sat down on the sofa for a few minutes not wanting to leave. That's normal, right?!
Here's a few before shots of the space.
The goal was to create a media room that felt light and airy, yet warm and cozy. The room already had rich, warm wood trim and a large window I knew was going to let tons of natural light flood in. So we decided to lighten up the walls, replace the ceiling fan/light, and bring in a comfy sectional and simple accents. They also traveled to the beach a lot and wanted to bring in some blues, grays and white color tones into the space.
When the kids are away, my clients plan on using the space to read, pay bills and sew. (Sidenote: Did I mention my client sews blankets for cancer patients? She's amazing. They both are. And I loved every second of our time together. They made me feel like one of their own). So including some extra storage was important too.
Their home is in an older area outside of Pittsburgh. One thing that I wanted to add to the room was a little local touch of the city. I found these PGH themed coasters that fit perfectly on this serving tray (we didn't have much room to work with for a coffee table so we opted for a pouf and a tray - easy space saver!). I also sourced this yummy hand-poured candle from a local candlemaker, Soyil Candles.
I love some of the coastal vibes this space has going on. From the styling on the console table to the pillows and throw used to dress up the sectional.
You all know that I love a touch of black in every space. In this one in particular, we went with the black rubber framed mirror, matte black ceiling fan/light and a small black metal reading light with a recycled glass shade.
My favorite part of the room is the large window overlooking the front yard and ALL the natural light that shines in. We went with a lighter woven wood shade to contrast the dark wood trim around the window and complimented it with two white linen panel drapes.
And let's not forget about this lovely rug. I'm smitten. You?!
I'm so happy to finally share this space and can't wait to continue working with this awesome family. Next up is a full bath and master bedroom. Get ready!