One of the first rooms seen when entering the home, this client couple wanted a sophisticated look for entertaining, yet comfortable for every day gathering and television watching. The wife preferred a sleeker, transitional look with the furnishings while the husband wanted some rustic touches. The sofa also had to be deep enough to recline. The fireplace was completely refaced removing old dark granite in favor of lighter tile and painted drywall. They did not have a mantle and one was wanted. A rustic barn beam was installed, but planed smooth for a look for sleek than rustic. Other wood touches were incorporated in other tables to add the rustic touches wanted. While the overall color palette was light neutral and sophisticated, pops of oranges, blues, and yellows were added for fun in the round ottoman and colorful art. The clients’ existing drapery panels were the inspo for the colors. To elongate the windows and balance out the bottom sill molding (that always bothered the client) a faux grill in a patine blue color was added to the top of the windows.