Today we have a very special project to share with all of you. Not too long ago, a good friend of ours decided to surprise his wife by furnishing their new home while she was away. He had really fantastic ideas as to how it should all look, but knew just who to call for a little guidance in making the final decisions. 

This couple lives their life day to day to the fullest and appreciates everything that comes their way. The overall look of their home really sums up this concept and shows that they don’t always take life so seriously. We love their retro urban style and were excited to bring that to life in their home. The whimsical touches that were added in gives the space a bit of color and some fun, unexpected details. 

The large, empty wall in the main living area really needed a cool detail to fill the space. We helped select this Mona Lisa face decal from Dali Decals in a gray finish to create the statement we were looking for.
Classic pieces, such as the Eames chair and this over-sized trunk (which made for a unique detail when used as a coffee table) provide a retro feel to the room. We love the sentimental nod this trunk gives to a piece he grew up with. 
The large sectional was purchased from HD Buttercup and the size couldn’t be more perfect. The clean lines, over-sized comfort it provides, and the fabric and color were just right. We selected these orange velvet pillows from CB2 to add a pop of color and the “Oh” pillow (also from CB2) provided that whimsical touch we were going for.
The industrial dining table and chairs (they already owned) went perfectly with this rustic sideboard. We love the small details that were added in such as the the industrial lanterns, the gray linen place mats, this perfect table centerpiece, and the family photos propped up against the wall. As this can be a very dark space, interesting retro-style lights were added and also give a fun touch.

We are in love with this silver trunk. It is the perfect detail to finish the room and ties everything together with its orange interior.
Of course, none of this would have been possible without the amazing architecture of the home. Its floor to ceiling windows, wood-paneled ceiling, and brick fireplace creates the perfect backdrop for their retro urban style. 

The couple also wanted to do something interesting and unique in their master bedroom and turned to us for our expertise as there were a couple of tricky details that needed to be paid attention to. Lauren came up with the idea of this cool, stacked headboard. It was low enough to not interfere with the wall sconce and created a perfect background for their bright and funky nightstands and bedding. She selected a fine linen in two shades of gray and our father, Jackie (of Jackie Bitton Fine Woodworking) created the headboard to fit the space perfectly.

The other pieces in the room were purchased for their simplicity so as not to take away from the main focal point in the room, and they do just that. We really can’t believe how perfect their home turned out and so fitting with their personalities and design aesthetic. All of the small details really create that whimsical feel in their undeniably retro urban home.
We love so many different styles and enjoy creating spaces that show off the residents’ personalities and design aesthetics. For more information on our design services email us at sidebyside.design@yahoo.com or leave a comment below.
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