Our client is a young professional who purchased a new construction townhome as an income property. Uniquely, his target demographic are other young professionals who require a space to reside in for short to mid term use (i.e. under a year). With that in mind my client wanted the space to be trendy, but feel comfortable at the same time. My client had an idea of what he was looking for, but was unsure of how to pull it all together, so that's where we came in ;)
We wanted the space to be gender neutral so we went with a monochromatic palette using blacks, whites and grays. And to add some colour and warmth to the space, we used pops of blue, green and gold accents.
We chose furniture that was modern but still comfortable as this space would generally be rented for months at a time. We wanted the space to have style but still feel cozy like home.
We chose a sofa with a modern profile but in a linen fabric to provide that comfort. For the rug, we chose a black and white geometric rug that provided a lot of texture and style to the space. Also, rugs are great for open concept spaces as they really help to ground a space and define it from other adjacent rooms.
To bring some warmth to the space, we chose a wooden coffee table. Wood accents and furniture really help to warm up a space when you're using a monochromatic palette, as generally this type of palette can causes spaces to look cold.
We used artwork, ottomans and plants to add pops of colour and more warmth to the space. What's great about this is that if you ever get sick of the colour or feel like you need a change and a refresh in the future, these pieces can easily be replaced without breaking the bank :)
For my client's target demographic dining is generally not too important, but having a work space is. We created a work space where the dining space would normally be in this townhome. Being the in living area, this is the perfect spot for tenants to get some work done and relax at the same time. What's also great about this work space is that it adds another focal point in the room, leading your eyes from one side of the room all the way to the other.
Since we converted the dining space into a work space, we added some bar stools to the kitchen island which provides the perfect amount of seating for quick meals.