lounge or study? e-design board

Good morning!  I'm taking a break from sharing my mom's reno with you just for today. It was so fun to read your comments yesterday.  My mom is busy taking before pictures so you can get the full effect.  Let me tell you...the before of her kitchen is not good.  Not good at all.

So today I'm sharing a room I have loved working on.  My client has great taste and style.  She and her husband recently put on a 1100 sq. foot addition above their garage. She came to me because she wanted this room at the top of their landing to be "really stylish and amazing".  She wanted a place for the boys to study combined with a room where she could lounge with her friends.  It was a slight challenge, but we're both really happy with how the board came together.  

I'm imagining the desk behind the sofa.  Here are some examples of what that looks like:

We started with this:

The walls went chocolate.

Here is the design board:

The rug is actually a mineral blue color--same with the pillows.  What looks grey is actually blue.
I love the different patterns for playfulness, but they still add sophistication.  This bench is a favorite of mine.
You might think a tufted chair can feel fussy, but when all the buttons are different it feels fun and whimsical.  I really mixed high and low in this room.

This pouf will be great for the boys to sit on for video games.  
It's kid friendly but with a sophisticated color scheme. 

There you have it!
Do you like?  Is this a space you would want to lounge with your girlfriends or help your kids do their homework?

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  1. Abby! I love this one! So many thoughtful details... the buttons on the chair are fab (I've never seen that before!) Love desks behind sofas as well.

  2. WOW you are kicking butt with these post lately...they just keep getting better....Love this board Abby, and I know it will turn out great. Can't wait to see the progress...

  3. This is the Vespa space - how fun!! I like this space because it does both - fun for the kids and functional for the kids but sophisticated enough for the adults to lounge and hang. What a fun room - is this on their second floor then since it's above the garage? I LOVE that bench. The brown on the walls also gives it a very cozy feel - great job with this! You've got some great projects going on.

  4. You always select the best for your rooms.
    Can I ask how you select rugs? Do you have a place you shop from? Or do you select your rugs from a website? If that's the case, how can you trust the colors shown on your computer screen?
    I need to get a rug for my bedroom but I'm afraid to order something and have to pay to ship it back if the color isn't right.

  5. Love it! And I think the idea of the desk behind the sofa is great :)

  6. Hi!! That's my family room in the first picture :)

  7. Lauren, Thank you for claiming your space! I've since linked to your beautiful portfolio.

  8. Your design board is absolute perfection! I especially love the colour palette, the rug and the pouf!
    Have a lovely day, Abby!
    ~ Wendi ~

  9. Definitely! You are right about the sophisticated but still laid back feel, I love it! They are one lucky family! Have a great weekend!

  10. I agree with Sherry H - you ARE kicking butt these days! Wow. Love this board and the color of the room. Cozy and cool at the same time. I want a room like that. Got an extra?

  11. That table on the first images is just gorgeous! Such lovely mood board! Have a beautiful weekend, Kellie xx

  12. Here it is - the mood board you were referring to in your comment about my family room. It looks good here, and we have been really happy with it in our space. It's a great storage piece.



Abby Manchesky Interiors is a boutique design firm based in Grand Rapids, MI. Combining the new traditional, vintage and a dash of the unexpected is her ideal. Contact Abby Manchesky Interiors for more information on available interior design services for clients near and far. abbyminteriors@gmail.com | 616.719.9400


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