With the exception of a few missing elements (i.e. the gas fireplace insert, the other shades, and a mirror we are still waiting on) this family room is almost complete! And the owners couldn't be more thrilled about the turn out.
Although big and spacious, this room needed some serious comfort and surface retouching. And if there was one thing the client wanted to retouch it was that horrid fireplace! And we agreed of course, but the other fix I just had to persist on making was the lighting problem. There wasn't any! All they had was a ceiling fan and a couple drab table lamps, in a room with 20 foot high ceilings!!! Sky lights and fans are great for natural light and energy saving purposes, but in the dead of winter the fire would be the only thing lighting up! My point being made, they went for the chandelier and not only does it add proper lighting, but it's super gorgeous!
Steph and I initially went for a more transitional look for the client, but as we built on certain pieces the client ended up moving in a more sleek and contemporary direction. We also decided that taking the fireplace stone all the way up to the ceiling was the right decision in the end.
So what do you think, big imporvement?