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Last week we shared with you one of our big projects from 2015/2016. We revealed the family room, dining room and kids bonus room, if you missed it you can read all the details here. We couldn’t stop with just a room for the kiddos, so we moved into the “home office” turned “adult sitting room/wet bar” and master bedroom siting room

Adult Sitting Room/Wet Bar |

The concept of this home office turned wet bar came from an odd placement of plumbing coming from the wall in the office space. The capped pipes were ready for a sink/drain hookup, so without the need to have a downstairs home office, the clients decided an adult sitting room for entertaining friends, drinking wine and playing games was the perfect use of the space.  Here are a few before images of the room as an unfinished office:

Sitting Room

The plumbing is covered by the white chair in the corner, but it’s there.

Sitting Room

Are you ready for this transformation?!

sitting room

TA-DA, AMAZING right?!! My jaw still drops when I see this before and after- the way it came together was truly remarkable. So here are a few details of the space. The idea of conversational seating was really important to the client, so we went with 4 of these Same Moore-Darya Swivel Chairs and a Bernhardt cocktail table instead of a traditional sofa, and chairs (which we had already accomplished in the family room). It allowed for a more intimate seating.

Sitting Room

Sitting Room

Adding some adult “glam” with this Robert Abbey chandelier brought in just enough shine to tie in the metallic Grasscloth inset (Ronald Redding collection from York). Both the chair rail and wainscoting were added during the renovation, and the textured grasscloth was a great way to add texture and break up the monochromatic color palette and replicate the antiqued mirror feature on the built-in wall.


The reason for the antiqued mirror feature was to create some symmetry with the built-in. The plumbing was only located on the right side, and the left side had an inward opening door. The mirrors created balance on the wall without being able to build a symmetrical built-in. Overall we were thrilled with the way the room came together and created a perfect entertaining space for adults to congregate (while their kids played in their own awesome bonus room).

Master Sitting Room |

Although the clients had a great handle on their Master bedroom, they were looking for some help with the sitting room just off the master. The open floorplan of their family room allowed for TV noise to carry to upstairs so this is where they retired to watch TV after the kids had gone to bed.

Typically our designs revolve around a sofa, sectional or 2 chairs for smaller spaces, but the space was limited, and the idea of using a love seat was very appealing to our client! Here is was the sitting area looked like before:


And the “after”:

Sitting Room

After searching for a stylish recliner love seat for tv watching (which does not exist!), we opted for this Drexel Heritage love seat and ottoman combo that would fill the room with functional comfort. The main furniture finish in the rest of the Master was a dark wood, but we wanted to keep the sitting area slightly lighter, so we went with the Stanley Fairfax media console that had a dark top with a white base. The center drawer flips down to allow for easy remote access.

Sitting Room

Sitting Room

The pillows above are from Robert Allen and went so well with our custom drapery panels (both behind the love seat and throughout the rest of the room).  The side tables were from Hooker Furniture, and the Lamp is a discontinued Robert Abbey piece.

We couldn’t be more thrilled with with way the house came together! It was such a fun project, and as Melissa always says “Happy Clients = Happy Designers!” We would love to know which space in the home was your favorite! We love hearing your feedback and knowing what our readers love too!

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