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Southern Gentleman's Living Room

We are wrapping up the tour of one of our favorite spaces, our Gentleman’s Quarters: A Southern Bachelor Pad. If you need a detailed tour (and I’m sure you do), please explore the foyer, the dining room, kitchen, and the fabulous bar area.

My client loves to entertain, and with a living area that is open to the kitchen and dining room - we needed to focus on creating a more modern feel but maintaining comfort for his guests. This is the living area before the renovation and redesign:

 The green window casings and bead board dated the space. The main dark wall in the living room created a black hole that made everything disappear into the shelving units.

The green window casings and bead board dated the space. The main dark wall in the living room created a black hole that made everything disappear into the shelving units.

The ultimate aim of the design was to create an area of high contrast, juxtaposing the industrial and modern elements with warmth and comfort. The window sashes were painted black to update and modernize the feel of the living area, the bookcases were painted a light gray, while the rest of the fireplace was wrapped in a bright shiplap to create a clean and bright showcase for the family heirloom art and other decorative items that personalized the space. The gilded frame is such a welcome surprise against the modern, mantle-less fireplace surround.

 Photo Credit: Cati Teague Photography for Gina Sims Designs

Photo Credit: Cati Teague Photography for Gina Sims Designs

My client wanted to keep his main furniture pieces for now, so we layered a rug on top of the old one, added fresh new pillows, throws, and restyled the coffee table. To the right of the living room space, a console table adds purpose to an otherwise forgotten corner, and the area was styled to match curated feel of the rest of the space.

 Photo Credit: Cati Teague Photography for Gina Sims Designs

Photo Credit: Cati Teague Photography for Gina Sims Designs

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