Kara Welker, Talent Manager, Tim Fornara, Producer, two kids and a dog!
Working with what they had to build the ideal, cozy living room.
Photographs by Claire Esparros.
Kara, Tim and their two children had all the cozy furnishings and amazing architecture to make a dream home. And it was that, almost. Knowing that some things weren’t quite right, the couple called us and we set them up with our designer Will for a designer consultation. After that went swimmingly, Kara and Tim bought hours and Will went to town on their living room’s layout. A classic switcharoo of sofa and arm chairs made the space feel bigger and airier (freeing up the space in front of a window will do that), transforming a chair with new upholstery fabric and a cohesive restructure that showcases the couple’s star pieces collectively takes advantage of the amazing space and the amazing stuff in it. Ironically, the space has more furniture in it than it did before the redesign but the clever arrangement makes the room feel bigger. Will’s suggestions for charming family space are to not be afraid of color and pattern! “Velvet, worn leather, a sheepskin… Textural things really make a room feel comfortable.” Click through the slideshow to see the eclectic, charming and comfortable living room.
Homepolish was great to work with. Will made some strategic furniture moves that completely opened up our living room and brought all of our existing pieces together in a brilliant new way. I totally love the look.- Kara Welker, Talent Manager