Design This Great Room Space!

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A month or so ago, I was asked by the folks at New Homes Source to decorate this great room space in the 2 Creeks at Camas Meadows community in Washington.

Via Linda Merrill Decorative Surroundings: First Floor Plan, Great Room 2 Creeks at Camas Meadows, Washington, Great room, dark floors, gray walls, fireplace

 

Via Linda Merrill Decorative Surroundings: Great Room

 

Via Linda Merrill Decorative Surroundings: First Floor Plan,Great Room 2 Creeks at Camas Meadows, Washington, Great room, dark floors, gray walls, fireplace

 

Via Linda Merrill Decorative Surroundings: First Floor Plan,Great Room 2 Creeks at Camas Meadows, Washington, Great room, dark floors, gray walls, fireplace

 

Via Linda Merrill Decorative Surroundings: First Floor Plan,Great Room 2 Creeks at Camas Meadows, Washington, Great room, dark floors, gray walls, fireplace

As you can see, it’s a lovely open space with nice architectural detail and finishes.

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First Floor Plan, 2 Creeks at Camas Meadows, Washington

The purpose of this was for the readers of New Home Source to see how different designers might envision an empty space and our thought processes behind our designs. Even though I didn’t see the space in person, I was able to create a fully fleshed out design based on the images, floorpans and an idea of who might live in this new construction home.

As with all my design projects, I start by building the virtual room, or entire house, using my digital software. I recorded a little video once the initial “digital” room was complete.

The process of doing this virtual build helps to truly put me in the space and really feel like I am there. My “concept profile” for the potential homeowners was “artistic, woodsy, natural materials, handmade, comfortable, a little traditional, a little modern and eclectic”. This is the same process I use for in-person high-end clients, virtual design clients and real-estate virtual staging projects.

And here are the fully rendered images for this great room space.

Linda Merrill Decorative Surroundings design for: great room space, beige, blue, window treatments, digital rendering, built-ins
Design by Linda Merrill

I did take the liberty of adding doors to the bottom of the shelves on the far left, as well as wine racks above. I also added grass cloth wallpaper to the back wall of the built-in cabinets to create more a focal point and allow the items on the shelves to really pop.

Linda Merrill Decorative Surroundings design for: great room space, beige, blue, window treatments, digital rendering, built-ins
Design by Linda Merrill

The blue, beige and greige color palette is punctuated by natural woods and touches of black.

Linda Merrill Decorative Surroundings design for: great room space, beige, blue, window treatments, digital rendering, built-ins
Design by Linda Merrill

For this great room, I pulled together an eclectic and collected look, the furnishings are a mix of traditional, antique, mid-century and modern shapes. This is not a space that was bought out of a single catalogue or from one single store. (Pro-tip:  the best interiors are those that look like they’ve developed over time, not bought from a single showroom or catalogue).

Linda Merrill Decorative Surroundings design for: great room space, beige, blue, window treatments, digital rendering, built-ins
Design by Linda Merrill

What do you think? You can read the full article here about my design concept for this space. I think it came out really well!

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1 thought on “Design This Great Room Space!”

  1. Love it and love that “you took some liberties” and added awesome amenities. I always wondered why builders don’t reach out to designers before they complete a home. In this way, the buyer can be guaranteed beautiful features (other than 40 foot ceilings that go nowhere) and a space where there might be multiple options on tv and furniture placement. Good job Linda, as usual. Beautiful! Have a Merry Christmas/Happy Holiday.

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