A Living / Dining Room Refresh for a Family of Three

Social Media Supports a Long-Distance Design Process

A Living/Dining Room Refresh for a Family of Three | Interior Design by Brooke Lang of Brooke Lang Design | Photography by Allen Cooley | Modern Sanctuary | Living Room | Transitional Living Room | Contemporary Living Room | Lighting | Seating
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Allen Cooley

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I love nothing more than spending a free afternoon at my computer viewing gorgeous images on Instagram, Pinterest and Houzz, daydreaming about the next update to my home. For a family in Atlanta, these digital sources also provided them with the perfect interior design partner – Brooke Lang of Brooke Lang Design. The family of three  had recently moved into a new house, but with their busy schedules couldn’t find the time to decorate and transform it into their home.

“One of the things I love most about social media is the ability to engage and communicate with friends and colleagues all around the country”, says Chicago-based Brooke. It’s also an awesome way to network and find potential new clients. In this case, the client found the Brooke Lang Design Instagram Profile, admired the work I’d previously done, and we began working together virtually.”

“I totally understand how difficult it can be juggling work/life balance, so I was happy to take on this project to help create their dream family home. The wife loved monochromatic neutrals while the husband was into more modern materials like woods and metals, so we settled on the overall style as modern, with a love for neutral, muted colors.

All the major pieces were selected in advance; then, while the family was out of town for a long weekend, Brooke flew to Atlanta to implement the design. By using readily accessible retail vendors, Brooke was able to ensure quick delivery and keep the budget reasonable.

“The clients’ reaction was priceless. When they returned home from their vacation, they were completely astonished at the finished product. Even their son was screaming and clapping his hands! The entire family fell in love with their new space.”

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Allen Cooley

“Outside of the wall paint and the dark wood floors, the living room was essentially a blank slate, which allowed me the ability to curate the space with ease.”

Mongolian lamb pillows: Ava Fluff and Stuff | Carved table: Cost Plus World Market

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Allen Cooley

“While neutral beiges set the foundation for the room, we added dark grey linen chairs and dark velvet pillows to the room for a touch of contrast.”

Lamps: HomeGoods | Sofa and armchairs: TōV Furniture

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Allen Cooley

The dining space is open to the living room and tufted armchairs at the dining table are reminiscent of the sofa. The oatmeal window treatments unify the two rooms and a rug of blues and purples grounds the space. “It’s a really wonderful rug; the colors change with the light throughout different times of day.” 

Window treatments and chandelier: West Elm | Artwork: Z Gallerie

Photo by:
Allen Cooley

“In this digital world, it’s even easier to share creative ideas and possibilities with inspirational sites like Pinterest and Houzz. I took cues from the sample inspiration boards the wife shared with me to create several custom looks and share them with her remotely in order to decide on a final design direction.”

Brooke’s spot-on interpretation of this family’s vision proves that you can find your perfect match online!

Meet the designer Brooke Lang of Brooke Lang Design

Brooke Lang Design specializes in creating personal and innovative design solutions for residences, office spaces and commercial environments. Design Principal Brooke Lang strongly believes the relationship between interior design and architecture is most important, resulting in a one of a kind design experience, from modern styles to classic interiors.

Brooke Lang received a Masters of Architecture degree from the University of Illinois, and studied architecture at the Sede di Roma facilities in Rome, Italy. In addition, she won the Donald E. Bergeson Sustainable Design Award for the “Office of the Future” design concept.

Her work has been featured and referenced in leading national media outlets including: Michigan Avenue Magazine, USA Today, HGTV Magazine, Houzz, Chicago Tribune, Jet Magazine and My Domaine, just to name a few.

“Interior designer Brooke Henton Lang is redefining luxury as she adds her chic touch to the city’s most coveted spaces.” – Michigan Avenue Magazine, August 2016

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