Having a young family and trying to stay modern can be a bit of balancing act.
Both Hollis & Rob love clean lines, cool colors and a room that feels clutter free, yet warm. Well, with their adorable little boy, Hunter, running around and a baby on the way...the toy scenario is about to take over. They both wanted their living/dining area to feel less like a toy store and a bit more sophisticated while still being kid-friendly.
My team and I were up for it. Hollis & Rob were completely open to ideas and were so cool throughout the whole process. Such a fun couple. They kept their mind open the whole time.
The only stipulations were:
-A place for Rob to be able to watch his large TV
-A room that felt very modern and sophisticated
-Kid friendly furniture that doesn't look it
-Don't lose the view
-Incorporate some art or art wall
-Stylish toy storage
-Get rid of the dated fireplace look
-Lose the old and worn flooring
-Possibly some eco elements
I got my orders and I'm on the case. OK, so less "Mission Impossible" and bit more "Tool Time," but I wanted to pretend it was a bit more exciting.
I always wanted to be in a "James Bond Film."
The most difficult part of this makeover was that I had to give up the two incredible chairs that I found at a thrift store. They were is pretty bad shape and had a skirt on them as well. The lines of the chairs were fantastic. Covering them with a soft, luxurious but very durable micro-suede and a bit of chocolate piping made them not only beautiful, but quite difficult for me to let go. It was for a good cause and Hollis fell in love with them the minute she saw them. THAT makes it so worth it. Seeing the look in a client's eyes when you know you've hit the mark for them is priceless.
Hollis & Rob found great inspiration with the RMS community to help assist them with this transformation:
EMILY & ADAM'S light-colored hardwood floors were a wonderful clean and modern inspiration for Hollis & Rob.
NICK & BRANDI have low profile furniture and microfiber fabrics that are easy to take care of. The mix of the fabric, colors and low slung seating give's Hollis & Rob the look they're after.
JANECE & ROD showcase a gallery style with artwork that Rod has created. Hollis's mom, CARLA, is an artist whose style is the perfect fit. She is donating some of her artwork to help Hollis & Rob start that "gallery feel" the way Janece & Rod have.
-Paint Colors: PORCELAIN SHALE & GRANITE DUST (VALSPAR)
-Kramfors Leather Sofa, Kulla Pendant Lamp, Coffee Tbl Vase, Dining Chairs, TV Storage Unit, Toy Storage Bins, Pjatteryd Art Canvas: IKEA
-Vintage Chairs & Lamps: KOHLMAN-QUINN
-Fabric to reupholster the Chairs: CALICO CORNERS
-Acacia Mini Bar: CB2
-Dinnerware, Pillows: POTTERY BARN
-Wall Mirror, Ikat Storage Cube, Angled-Leg Side Tbl., Nesting Hexagon Side Tbls., Reversible Wooden Side Tbls., Striped Pillows, Throw: WESTELM
-Additional Accessories: CRATE&BARREL
-Hollis' Mom, Carla, provided some of the art from her own art studio: CARLATAK
Many, Many Thanks to the fearless and talented team: Jared, Ruth, Danny, Rupert & Ron.
Don't forget to check out RMS to not only rate the space and see if we gave Rob & Hollis what they were looking for, but also upload your own pics!
Thanks for being a part of the show!
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