I found out during consultation that ChrisB and Joe really don't need a formal dining space. Most "eating" will be done in the kitchen/ eat-in area and therefore, I got the go ahead to create a 19' by 12' living area with maximum seating for entertaining friends and family. My plan is to divide the room into two zones: pale yellow is the lounging zone, while powder blue represents the living + media central.
For this chapter of Builder's dream, I am tackling the lounging zone. Here is our builder's basic "lounge":
The couple love modern furnishing with a touch of nature, and this moodboard strikes just the right balance with options that satisfy both spectrums.
Lets start with contemporary: the design direction is hip, modern, and edgy. Keeping in mind the lounge is connected to the entrance, I picked this yellow graffiti fabric from Designer Fabrics as the jumping off point. This beautiful fabric will be our full height drapes in front of the two narrow windows to serve triple purposes: (1) make the windows appear wider, (2) provide a colorful backdrop for our furniture, and (3) frame out the fireplace.
My plan for a cozy lounge involves two arm chairs and my pick is the Coco high back chair by Sarah Richardson for its classic sophisticated shape and yet playful appeal. This well-priced and durable neutral twill from Tonic Living is perfect for our application.