Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Living Room Design

My daughter and family recently moved and have been working with a designer in her area on a new living room. The designer is Mary Carol Garrity, Founder of Nell Hill's. Mary Carol is fabulous and is also the author of several books. Although the room is not completely finished I wanted to share the first few layers of Mary Carol's design for the room.
You can see the living is a large room with tall windows. My daughter took pictures of the empty room to Mary Carol and the design work began. The large mirror was already on the wall and my daughter had the buffet from her dining room set.

The sofa is from Mary Carol's store, Nell Hill's, the chairs were recovered with fabric from her. The huge painting on the wall below was also from the store.

The sofa was a floor model that Mary Carol had in the store for a few days.

My son-in-law wanted a piano for the room.

The pictures below are of the streets of Paris.

The blue shabby chic looking shutters were used in place of draperies. Lamps haven't been selected yet nor the tables and buffet decorated but I'll share pictures as these are added.

The shutters were the perfect color of blue to go with the blue in the side chairs and rug.

The blue chair is a linen fabric from Nell Hill's and the velvet monagram pillow was also designed by her.

My daughter bought the rug below from Pottery Barn before she started working with Mary Carol so added a larger rug beneath it from Nell Hill's.
Keep watching as the room developes. She has another piece ordered that is the same fabric as the pillow on the sofa. What do you think that piece will be?

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  1. Very elegant room. Love the gorgeous blue. Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  2. Oh my, how beautiful. What an unreal experience to have Mary Carol design the room. All of the furniture and accessories are lovely and so beautifully arranged. I can't wait to see all the finishing touches. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty