Design Ideas When Your Rent- Brooklyn Chic

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This cool Windsor Terrace row house is a long-term rental for my clients. They were all in on designing this space to their family’s needs. What they were worried about though, was how much to invest in time, energy and money. After all, these pieces wouldn’t always be in the same room, right?

We had several design meetings to pinpoint how they wanted their first floor to function and how to layout new furniture in their double parlor to best meet their needs. Top of their priorities was lots of seating for family and friends. I answered this need with multiple sofas, chairs and occasional tables that can easily be moved around both rooms. And cleaning around these room can only be made easy by using additional resources and taking help from various cleaning services. The dilemma (there always is one) was getting furniture to fit through an extremely tight vestibule. This limited our ability to specify a sectional or anything wider than 30″.

Our color palette was taken from their favorite living room rug (I love to use what your love best!) I pulled out the mid-tone blue and coral colors. These are complementary, so they naturally pop when used together. Each of the furniture pieces that we selected is plush and super comfortable. We used lots of Lee Jofa fabrics which are soft, sturdy and beautiful. Metal tables and modern lamps add light reflection deep into the back parlor. Walls were painted a creamy white which ties together the backgrounds of both carpets. I found ‘Jackie’ in the dining room and popped her over the sofa. She’s not an exact match and provides a cool focal point on the longest wall. Click on carpet cleaning seattle, to get carpet cleaning done by professionals!

Since this is a rental home, when our family moves on, they will have beautiful pieces to take with them. While not matchy-matchy, they speak to each other and can be used together or broken up and used in separate rooms. Until then, this family has a uniquely designed rental home to live in!