BCI Project – Comfy Coastal…Approved!
I showed the concept and 3D model to my client and she loved everything and approved everything…*except* – as expected – the wood panelling on the fireplace wall. She liked the idea but was scared of the long-term commitment.
So we discussed alternatives and I told her I would get back to her with options. After a quick search, I found this wallpaper which I love and thought was a perfect alternative:
2) Add a stripe to the wall highlight the oil rubbed bronze letters. This would be done with paint and a stencil so could be any variety of colors/patterns.
3) Add a series of some sort, maybe mirrors or metal art:
4) The same concept with the wall painted blue (I liked this alternative best):
5) A different take on the stripe and series:
But having seen how nice the wood looks, then the same designs without the wood, my client has now fully converted and agreed to the actual wood paneling. I know she’s nervous but I’m sure she’ll love it in the end and will be glad she went for it.
The shopping process is slightly different this time because I sourced several items upfront during the design vs. shopping and letting the design come together as I go. The first thing I tried to buy was the area rug – the client loves it and I knew exactly where I’d seen it but as is often the case for me on these projects, by the time I was ready to purchase it, it was out out of stock…everywhere. *Sigh.*
After searching high and low, I was able to find this suitable replacement:
The chevron is much bigger but the idea and colors are the same, so it will work. Next, I went to purchase the distressed wood wall clock at the same store that had the original chevron rug and of course, same story…out of stock:
This is one of the dangers of sourcing upfront – I’m now locked into finding these things, or suitable replacements or going back to the client for approval of another approach. Luckily I was able to find one on ebay. It was a bit more expensive but I saved on the chevron rug so we are still on track budget-wise.
I started with these because I thought they would be the easy purchases. Not so much, and now I’m on to the hard stuff…