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In this project we created a very clean, modern, neutral yet fun and interesting living room and dining room for a fantastic young family in Falls Church. When we had our initial consultation the clients asked for a great space to entertain during large family gatherings. They wanted plenty of seating in both the living room and the dining room. They wanted a space that was up to date, but not too wild or in your face. Subtly clean and chic is what we gave them.

My favorite part is the draperies. We used a linen blend fabric that has these great sewn in folds to it. They give the design texture while keeping it neutral. We didn’t have room for two panels next to the fireplace so we swagged back one panel per window for added interest. The fabric is sheer and we kept it unlined to allow natural light. We added simple roller shades in a soft textured off white fabric for function as well as added style.

The sofas were created by separating sectional pieces. We used the Beckham Sectional by Bassett Furniture Industries in a soft grey, easy to keep clean fabric. A round cocktail table, the Berkeley Cocktail Table, also by Bassett mimics the round wood mirror on the fireplace.

The paint scheme is simple. We added a soft taupe/grey to the walls and a lighter version of the color on the fireplace to highlight its unique shape.

In the dining room, we went a little darker with the wall color for drama. The table seats 8 comfortably. We kept the homeowner’s existing chandelier. A large china acts as additional storage and display. Some branch shaped candle sconces added softness and texture to the space. The highlight is the silk draperies with a pant leg break on the floor.

The rug is by West Elm. The table and china are part of the Redin Park Collection by Bassett. The chairs are custom upholstered, also by Bassett. The draperies are our design.

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