Sorry for the radio silence last month on the blog front—I’ve been crazy busy this summer, working on projects left and right… and am just now getting around to sharing one of my latest faves. So, who’s ready for another Spruce Kit reveal!?
This latest design project tackled the project of warming up and modernizing an open floor-plan with wall-to-wall concrete… without getting rid of any concrete. And, I’m so happy with how it turned out! Want to see for yourself? Keep reading👇🏼
My clients reached out because they were tired of feeling shut out by their “big, cold box” of a living room. They both had always felt pretty comfortable in their design style, selecting modern and mid-century style furnishings for their home. But they felt they were having a hard time pulling everything together into a cohesive design that made them feel more at home, and less distracted by the cold grey floors.
The clients “must keep” items for this spruce were their mid-century modern leather recliner (it’s the best seat in the house), and their existing dining table from Article.
After collaborating on a Pinterest board together, I realized that they were looking for a way to modernize their personal style. Their favorite design examples tended to gravitate toward casual designs and neutral tones (with a bold pop of color here and there). It was also clear to me that they wanted the new design to make their space feel light + bright.
I went to work on finding furnishings that would lend to this “homey” feeling, but still give them that modern edge they wanted (and tie in the industrial feel of the flooring).
Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co. might be my hands-down one of my favorite vendors when it comes to modern. Everything they make is stunningly simple, and if you and I ever work together… chances are I’ll end up recommending an item or two from their shop.
This spruce was no exception. This time around I ended up selecting these simple black knobs that can be hung from the wall in the entryway as sort of a catch-all for keys, purse, umbrella, etc.; and this 1960s-esque brass sconce reading light for above the sofa.
The only thing we decided to change during the revision process was the gold rug. It was a little too bold for the clients tastes, so I reselected a more neutral option, and now they’re all set to start updating these rooms at their own pace!
I just love the modern and comfy vibe of this living and dining room spruce. It strikes the perfect balance between modern and playful, which is exactly what this family of three needed.
If you’re interested in recreating elements of this spruce kit in your own home, I’ve included shoppable links below! My personal favorite from this project is this Babyletto white metal multi-use table for their 3-year-old son. Can we just take a moment to “awww” over those pint-size stools?!
What’s your favorite piece in this design? Let me know in the comments below (or on Insta)
— ADDITIONAL RESOURCE LIST —
Burrard Seasalt Gray Sectional, $1899 | Indio Dhurrie 8x10, $998 | Pacifica Outdoor Pendant, $258 | Avery Dining Table, $1850 | Babyletto Lemonade Playset - Marshmallow, $299 | Organics Wall Art, $48 | Topanga Pillow Cover, $88 | African Mudcloth PIllow, $72 | Vintage Tribal Pillow Cover, $89 | Awa Pillow, $60 | Ricardo Pillow, $48 | Amagansett Ottoman - Midnight Denim, $648 | Arch Floor Lamp, $315 | Judy True Black Knobs, $88 | Gabin Sideboard Walnut, $2100 | Delilah Side Table, $475 | Strike Side Chair, $495 | Fullerton Chair, $219 | Simone Single Sconce, $299