Mark & Tayo are fortunate enough to have a lounge room right off their outdoor pool area. This is the room they spend most of their time in with family and friends hanging out and enjoying Mark's master mixology of many beverages. They love having this space available for entertaining they are just not too thrilled with the look of it.
They want a dark, cozy, martini lounge vibe that feels like their favorite place to hang out when they are on vacation.
Both Mark & Tayo were incredibly agreeable to almost anything I wanted to do since they were just tired of looking at their stark room. They couldn't have been nicer and spending time with them was just plain fun. Both Mark & Tayo are incredible physically active and busy with work, so this martini lounge space was much needed for them to be able to unwind at the end of a long day. They made us feel like family throughout the whole process. THANK YOU!
Even though they said they were cool with "whatever," they did find inspiration on the RMS site to help guide them in a direction.
-KELLY'S furniture arrangement was a HUGE inspiration because it has party-starting possibilities and had a great use of space. Mark & Tayo wanted to incorporate that with a bolder, more dark-loungy feel.
-HOANG'S use of red caught Tayo's eye and she was encouraged to "go with it" in their space.
-SANDY & BOB inspired the new bar and floating shelf area.
As always, the inspirational homeowner's were incredible and had lots of advice for Mark & Tayo along with great words of encouragement. THANK YOU ALL for participating in this makeover!
The team that helped me pull this off was stellar as usual. Jared, Jason, Jen, Ron, Jacob & Ivana made many miracles happen in less than ten days.
-COLOR: www.lowes.com/ratemyspace Valspar paints WAVERLY HOME: WV40015/Chocolate
-ALL FLOORING, COUNTERTOP BAR AREA, SINK, WINE FRIDGE: www.lowes.com/ratemyspace
-RED SOFA: Custom made at: www.customsofadesign.com
-FABRIC for red sofa: www.calicocorners.com
-TAN LOVESEAT, RUG, STAND ALONE BAR W/TRAY & COFEE TABLES: www.westelm.com
-(2) LEATHER CHAIRS: www.plummersfurniture.com
-ROUND SILVER MIRROR & SILVER ACCESSORIES: www.potterybarn.com
-GLASS BAR TABLE WITH STOOLS: www.hdbuttercup.com
-OVERHEAD LIGHTING: www.cb2.com
-SHADE & CURTAINS: Custom made by my rockin' design assistant Jen with fabric from www.calicocorners.com
I think this is one of those rooms that really shows us that design can be fun, unexpected and just be all about the way you want to live. Even if you don't have an extra room in your home to do whatever you want with...bringing some of that sense of fun to any room in your house can create a home that is as interesting as you!