My friend Matt works in the creative industry and has a super cool hard loft , which is for him a live work space , but his girlfriend was moving in and the space felt unfinished to say the least .
Now this space is awesome .
It has original floors .
It has lofty ceilings , some painted brick , but it was almost a forgotten space .
The furniture was sparse .
It wasn't welcoming and it really wasn't fit for them to have anybody over or to work from home .
The idea here wasn't to cram the space with a whole lot of furniture .
I just wanted to bring in the right pieces to really accomplish what they needed , which was storage , comfort desk and style .
So we partnered with Urban Barn because I knew they would have the perfect furniture for the space on their wish list was a really comfortable couch , additional storage , a desk so they could work from home and a really cool feature wall .
That could be a focal point because there's like no fireplace here .
There's really nowhere for your eye to land .
The nook behind the couch was the perfect spot for it .
It wasn't too big .
So I knew we could really splurge on something spectacular .
Now , I knew I wanted to something artsy because both of them are in creative fields .
So I thought it would be super cool to use an oversized mural from one of the old masters .
We found a Reuben which had all the right colors .
It had some of those golden tones , it had some gray , some blues , some reds , and most importantly , a lot of drama .
This mural came in six panels from wall sauce and it was basically a giant sticker , so super easy to install and honestly easily removable if ever they change their mind .
Now , this was the perfect backdrop for all the furniture we were going to bring in .
The first thing I picked was the couch and I knew it would be better than a sectional in the space because I didn't want it to feel too casual , especially if they have clients coming through or even if they have guests , this is their one and only living room .
So it really has to look chic but still be comfortable .
So we achieved that with the Nixon sofa .
Now , the couch came with a ton of pillows , like I said , it's a super comfortable couch , but we took off a few of the original pillows it came with and then added some accent colors just to work with the art and you know , because color it's nice .
Now the floor , the floor is very golden .
It's got some patina to it and I did want to fight against it .
So we did choose to go with a big rug , something with a bit of blues to pick up on the painting .
It's just softer underfoot and really brings the whole living room together .
Now , the desk was a really important element in the space and I didn't want it to feel too much like a heavy library desk .
I wanted something light that would mimic a sofa table when not in use .
So the axle desk was perfect .
It has a really slim profile .
It's jet black and has a shelf of top made out of glass which matches up with the height of the sofa .
It has a pair of slim drawers where you can just hide your laptop and anything else when it's not in use and it just has a really cool look that fits perfectly within the lost .
And then obviously they wanted more storage , which was easy to add in .
I chose a dresser for the living room as extra storage because I liked that it was low , had a surface which meant that we could add some beautiful things on top .
And here's the kicker , you can put a piece of art which turns into a blackboard or cork board or whatever you need for .
Work on the other side .
It's like business in the front .
No , it's like party in the front and business in the back .
That's why I chose a dresser surface .
You can hide your office supplies because we all know they're ugly and then keep that surface for beautiful things .
Oh , yeah .
And then the media unit , the media unit .
So he had two vintage benches as a media unit .
It was super sad but whatever it held up his tiny TV , but we needed something with a bit more storage .
So I chose this sleek black media unit which matches the desk looks super cool , has a bit of close storage which is always helpful and some media shelves .
He still has this tiny TV though .
Oh , and then to frame it , we flank the media unit with two ficus trees and they are both ficus trees from Urban Barn .
They look pretty cool and they're that right head of green and you don't have to worry about them because hey , they won't die .
Now , every living room needs , needs an accent chair and this one is really nice .
It has wood details .
It's a little bit midcentury but not too much .
And I really like the channel tufting on the upholstery .
It's chic and it also comes in a recliner version , the coffee table I love .
And I feel like it's one of those classics that we haven't seen a lot of , you've probably seen this in a gold base with a clear glass top , but this one has the matte black iron legs with a smoky glass top super sexy .
These are super versatile pieces that they can move from room to room or move into another house .
That's not a lot .
They are great comfortable pieces that will stand the test of time .
Matt and Jen love the space .
Obviously , them being too artsy people , they're just crazy about mural , but what they love best is now they have a really comfortable space where they can have friends over and it's sophisticated enough to receive clients if they need to .
It's a really good dual purpose space that is used on a daily for them .
And they are thrilled .