We needed to provide an area that gave a feeling of separation in an open floor plan while being cozy. She wanted "Nifty-Fifties" he wanted a "70's retro vibe." The challenge was to blend these two styles while losing the kitsch and adding sophisticated fun. Neither of these clients were old enough to claim either of these styles so we added nuances to the functional needs. With two small children in the house, a line of site was essential. They needed a place to entertain and to listen to music.
We added some vintage accents, a saturated color palette, wallpaper that had visual interest and texture, all combined with chic comfortable furniture. By swapping the living room with the dining room, mom could be in the kitchen and still be part of what was happening with the family. A dining table that expands to seat 12 can be oriented in multiple ways to accommodate dinner parties for many or just two! Orange lounge chairs in a vintage velvet add some fun to a room that is very calm and also allows for a shared glass of wine and some music after the kids are off to bed.