House of Nomad is lucky to have the loveliest clients — and this design project was no exception! A stylish South Charlotte couple with two young daughters, this family came to us asking us for a space refresh on their formal living room, kitchen, dining and casual living space. They wanted lighter, airier spaces to hang out in as a family and weren’t sure where to start.
A favorite part of our design process is helping clients to create a home that’s a true reflection of who they are — spaces they feel at ease, want to make memories in and invite others into. With these clients, we felt like the uniform beige-on-beige feel of their home didn’t reflect the warm family vibe we got from spending time with the clients.
To create a happier space for them, we started by replacing the overall brown tones by painting the walls a fresh, light gray paint color throughout the downstairs. Previously, the clients had several large pieces of furniture (including a large dining table and a dark sectional) that were also making the space a bit crowded, so we made selections of sofas and chairs with smaller profiles that made the floorplan flow.
The dining space is a House of Nomad favorite! Their large dining table was replaced with this round option to provide better traffic flow — and paired with these chic upholstered chairs, basket light fixture and a space flooded with natural light — it’s so welcoming!
The kitchen was a huge transformation, from black cabinets and beige backsplash to this bright and modern cooking space — our clients were thrilled! We love the black and white tile paired with the rattan barstools, which mixes up the space and adds personality.
An important part of the design process is incorporating items that are of meaning to the clients into the final product. In the formal living space, the clients asked for help styling their built-ins. To create the feel they wanted, we talked through what was important to them, minimized their decor down to their favorite items and added in some plants and baskets. To pull the space together, we added a fun wallpaper behind the shelves. Going with a gray, textured wallpaper, the shelves now have dimension and interest — and the colorful items pop!
All photos by the talented Laura Sumrak.