Preppy California Chic: e-design living room plan

My job is so fun.  I must say.  
I was recently contacted by Karin, from the Bay Area in California.  She hired me to help finish her formal living room via e-design.  She asked for "Kate Spade to have a party with J. Crew and Trina Turk." Well color me happy!  I was excited to make that happen.

Karin had already started with the pink and orange fabric as drapes.  You can see it in the far left image below.  She was inspired by the drapes in Paige's home.  

Here is where we started...Her drapes aren't installed, she just tucked the fabric in to show me.

 Isn't her coffee table amazing?  It was a made by a family member.  Beautiful.

I'd like to see faux bamboo etageres flanking the doors into the dining room.

  I'd also add color over the fireplace through some original art.

 Here is my recommendation for her California Prep living room.  

 She said she wants to be happy every time she walks by the living room, even though they don't use the space that often.  I know I would be smiling the day away if this was my house.

 What do you think?  Is this a space that would make you happy?

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  1. are those orange and pink pillows from jcp?

  2. Beautiful. I bet a Lulie Wallace original would be friends with all the colors in that room too!

  3. I love the new design! I think you absolutely achieved her vision. Please share the final product with us!

    Kylie Rae

  4. I want those etegeres!!!!!!!!!!! That would be an amazing addition. Love all the colors.

  5. It was a delight to work with you Abby! You totally got the vision I was looking for and can't wait to see it come to life!

  6. Fab design-love the colors and the energy. What a delightful room to come home to!

  7. Hi Abby, I have been following you on Instagram and wanted to see your blog. I love this design, and think it would look fantastic in a Palm Beach Chic space, too.


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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