Client Reveal :: Black, White & Gray Living Room

living room before

This was the living room of a darling client with young children. It’s where they spend the majority of their time (dancing to Wii, reading books and watching TV). It’s also the first room you see when you enter the home, so they wanted a more sophisticated, pulled together look. The black leather, kid-friendly sofas were the only items in the room that the family wanted to keep (although, the sofa table and round end table ended up working with the design).  Custom sofa pillows in Martyn Lawrence Bullard’s Darya Ikat cotton/linen fabric in stone for Schumacher was the inspiration for the room’s black, white and gray color palette. Everything from there just flowed naturally. They love the result and so do I…

black, white and gray living room by simplified beegray shagreen lamp - simplified beeblack white chair detail - simplified beegrey shagreen lamp and coral artwork - simplified beecoffee table with X legs - simplified beehoneycomb pattern coffee table - simplified beegrape root decor - simplified beeblack and grey living room by simplified beegray coral botanical art - simplified bee

My client’s husband grew up on the beaches of Southern California, so I wanted to include elements of the sea in the space. A series of coral prints by Kerri Shipp of Driftwood Interiors was selected, framed and hung above one of the sofas. It’s a simple, yet sophisticated look. Just want the family wanted!

– Cristin

*photo credit: PlumLily Photography

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15 Responses to Client Reveal :: Black, White & Gray Living Room

  1. Suzette December 7, 2012 at 6:43 pm #

    I love the prints and the frames! Where did you find those frames?

    • admin December 9, 2012 at 5:51 pm #

      Thanks! They were found at a local framing shop, Cheap Pete’s.


  2. Carol November 30, 2012 at 9:02 am #

    GORG! I love all the texture and I agree with Natasha, LOVE the coffee table! Where from?

    • admin November 30, 2012 at 10:47 am #

      Thanks Carol! The coffee table was purchased at Jayson Home. xo

  3. pve November 30, 2012 at 7:36 am #

    looks fantastic! went from sort of man cave to pretty and handsome at the same time!!!!

    • admin November 30, 2012 at 10:47 am #

      Thanks so much! xo

  4. Joanne @ Homestyling November 30, 2012 at 6:00 am #

    Beautiful! I ordered the same coral prints for a client from the same Etsy site in natural and blue! Now that I see them in your space I am even more excited to get them! Thanks for sharing!
    Joanne @ Homestyling101

  5. Luci@BungalowAtHome November 30, 2012 at 5:19 am #

    Wow, you really made their sofas work with the new design. Looks great!

  6. Ashley November 30, 2012 at 5:11 am #

    Where can I find that rug?!?

    • admin November 30, 2012 at 10:48 am #

      Hi Ashley! The rug is from Dash & Albert. Don’t you love!

  7. Chacoy November 29, 2012 at 7:11 pm #

    Wow it looks great and so much brighter. I love the prints, the wood on the couch table, the rug and that coffee table is amazing!

  8. Heather November 29, 2012 at 4:54 pm #

    Looks great! I love what you did, and I think the coffee table is a winner!

  9. natasha {schue love} November 29, 2012 at 4:51 pm #

    What a great transformation! I LOVE the coffee table!!

    • admin November 29, 2012 at 6:55 pm #

      Thank you so much Natasha! xo

  10. Tidy-Up Gal November 29, 2012 at 3:35 pm #

    Aww. It looks great! Love the wall pictures!