LIVING ROOM | E-DESIGN

I’m back with makeover (part 2) for one of my e-design projects and today’s post about creating a design concept for the living room. If you need refresher on the space layout you can find all details in my previous post.

living room design, moodboard living room,

 

 

So here is the moodboard of some items and ideas I pulled together to present the client when we got started.

  • The vertical timber panels help to create a privacy screen between the living room and the entrance and allow the light to penetrate into the hallway.

 

  •  To add texture to this room I proposed to use brick slips (like in the client’s bedroom) as a finish for the TV wall.

 

  • The room needed some black accents to balance out the huge black TV screen in the middle of the wall. So I used the same herringbone  rug (black/natural) like in the kitchen just in a bigger size and the lovely Night Owl table lamp.

 

  • Sofa on legs by &traditional is a great solution for such a small room as it gives the illusion of light and space.

 

  • I used greenery, cushions and books to add some color to this neutral space.

 

 

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On the side opposite the window we got wall niche for storage. I prepared some drawings with storage solutions for my client.

open shelving unit, storage solution

 

Option 1: an open shelving unit. Looks nice, but my client doesn’t have so much stuff that needs showing off, so we said ‘no’ to this option.

floor to ceiling cabinets, storage solution

 

Option 2: a full floor-to-ceiling height cabinet. A close cabinet, such as this one, creates a calm space and has way more storage, but it would cut the living room and make it visually smaller. So in this case ‘no’ again.

But we choose this option for the entry hall as it’s a good solution for stowing coats, hats, bags, shoes and another seasonal accessories out of sight.

storage solution, wall to wall shelves, cabinet with sliding doors

 

Option 3: a cabinet with sliding doors and wall-to-wall shelves. The unit offers storage and display space for decorative objects. But we decided that for such a small space is better to keep clutter to a minimum so the room feels orderly and calm.

storage solution, cabinet with sliding doors

 

We ended up with the option 4: a simple cabinet with sliding doors.

And in this case we got some blank wall space above the cabinet.

wall art gallery, wall art

I proposed 2 options to fill out this empty space.

Option A: to hang over the cabinets 3 framed simple abstract prints.

Option B: to use just one piece of art, some books and decorative objects.

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Neither me nor my client were sure wich option would work better. So I started with option A and made a couple of renders to understand how it was going to look.

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But once this option was rendered we were more convinced that one beautiful piece of art will work much better than the several ones.

wall art

And again we were in a quandary because didn’t know if we should go for color or simple black and white. I chose a print that matches  existing color scheme and some simple abstract prints and we tried both options.

  1. Seated Figure by Lorent and Leif
  2. Sasha by Sofia Bonati
  3. Gaze 445 by Boris Schmitz

Also my client asked me to take renders with brick finish on this wall.  But you’ll see further down in the final renders that we decided to leave this wall just painted and use brick finish only on the wall with TV.

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Here is the look with the Seated Figure print.

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timber screen, room divider, herringbone rug, cloud sofa, sofa on metal legs, contemporary interior, living room design, brick finish wall

 

And here is with the Sasha by Sofia Bonati.

I would like to have your opinion in the comments section below on what print looks better in this room.

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And here is the final result (click on images to enlarge).


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2 comments

Emily August 9, 2017 at 2:41 pm

Hi! This is beautiful! Love your work. Mind if I ask what program you use for your renderings? Is it Revitt? I’m an interior design student and just learning digital renderings. Thanks so much! Xo

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Olga Dolen August 10, 2017 at 9:20 am

Thank you Emily! It means a lot to me!
I use 3D Studio Max for modeling and Corona Renderer as Render Engine. Here you can find more details about my workflow.
xx

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