Cozy + Luxe Sitting Room Reveal with Havenly

I recently partnered with Havenly to transform my boring sitting area into a cozy and luxurious environment. Yes, I now refer to a room in my home as an environment, thanks to this makeover.

As a design enthusiast (and a stereotypical Virgo control freak), I usually decorate my home myself with the occasional input from Tom. However, after taking on all of the projects since moving into our home in 2019, (like Sophia’s room and the kitchen) coupled with the added stress of the pandemic, I was feeling a bit stretched thin and excited to give a professional designer from Havenly the reigns. What a great decision that was!

The whole design process from initial consult to final rendering was a piece of cake, and I’m beyond thrilled with the results! Scroll down to see the before and after!

THE BEFORE:

The room didn’t have personality, it was filled with old furniture that we had brought over with us in the move.

THE GOAL:

I walk through this space every day – so I wanted it to look beautiful and styled instead of hodge-podge. Functionally, I needed to have a dresser for quick access to the loungewear, undies, and pj’s I keep in there, which is basically all I wear these days. I also wanted more seating because this ends up being the family hanging-out spot whenever I’m getting ready or doing my makeup or hair in the bathroom.

The process of working with Havenly was a breeze. I chose my designer Namita after seeing some of her work that I felt aligned with my style. Immediately I began communicating with her and sharing my ideas and likes and dislikes. She shared multiple design ideas, and we did a lot of back and forth tweaks to make it perfect. Finally, we agreed upon an idea that I absolutely loved.

THE DESIGN PLAN:

THE AFTER:

PRODUCTS:

Curved Sofa | Side Tables | Rug | Bench | Floor Lamp | Dresser (couldn’t find a link to it in white)|Floor Mirror|Ceiling Light |Wall Mirror: thrifted | Leopard Chair: Vintage | Pillows/Throw Blankets: Home Goods | Faux Plant: Home Depot |

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