Second only to finding things on the side of the road to upcycle, designing and refreshing spaces is one of my favourite things to do. I love being able add a bit personality to rooms through furniture and decor, and transforming them into a space you like to be in.
I recently gave my brother’s lounge room a little makeover, and I found this project so much fun as I was able to incorporate my brother and his family’s lifestyle and personalities into this room to make it a space just for them to enjoy. Read on for more details about the pieces I added to the room in his space!
We decided to go with some pieces from Castlery that would fit the space and complement the other design elements in his home.
Sofa: The star of the show has to be this Lucia Cane Sofa. Besides being really comfortable, this piece provided the perfect balance of warmth with the natural colours and elements of the cane frame and the relaxed design of the the oversized cushions. Plus all the covers can easily be removed which makes keeping this piece looking fresh and clean a breeze.
TV Unit: Although my brother doesn’t own a TV (shocking, I know) we still decided to include this TV unit as it’s a great form of storage and I’ve always thought propping up some art on something like this creates a beautiful focal point in a room. We chose this Harper TV Unit specifically because of it’s mid-century design and oval shape. You’ll notice there’s really no pieces of furniture in this space that has a sharp edge to it which creates a really organic and relaxed feel to the space. We also loved the tamboured doors and thought they complimented the panelled walls. I find it’s small details like this that can really pull a room together.
Armchair: Now when my brother saw this Paloma Boucle armchair online, he wasn’t so sure at first, but I assured him boucle pieces don’t always have to be paired with a chic minimalist luxe interior. In fact, I personally love the way a boucle piece looks paired with more of cottage style home. The fabric itself adds a sense of warmth and coziness to a room whilst the retro design and organic shape of the chair really pulls together the other furniture pieces in this room.
Final Touches: To complete this space we selected a few other pieces for this space such as the Vincent Coffee Table this Lilou Just Area Rug and this upcycled ottoman I made last year. I find with pieces like these I like to select neutral colours that complement the space and other furniture rather than acting as stand alone pieces. Each brings their own value to the room and all together they create a warm and welcoming space.
This post is in collaboration with Castlery