The Contemporary Couch Design Group featuring artistic interior design by Pia
231 Route 4
Paramus, NJ 07652

P: 201-226-0011 / F: 201-226-0014
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Client Home #156, Hewlett Harbor, Long Island

 

Family Room

One day you're going through life, everything's fine. Kids in college, one in high school, work is good. Nice home, nice family, everything is nice and peaceful.

Then the Storm of the Century hits! Hurricane Sandy pours four feet of water into your home, and you've got fish in your living room! Your life is shattered, your home barely recognizable...but your family is ok. It will be a long journey back to normalcy.

This warm, loving family from Long Island needed to rebuild their lives and their home.  We met them at near the end of their recovery. After all their sacrifice, and all their work, they wanted a family room designed in warm, bright colors, originality, and filled with comfortable furniture where family and friends can gather. A soulful room to warm the spirits, and spirits to warm the soul.

  The color plan of the room involves using neutral colors on the large pieces, and bringing in bold splashes of color on accent pieces. We have found, in the new age of cleaner contemporary design, this approach is easier on the eyes, shows off the design features better, and provides the punch of color when needed.

As you can see in this overall photo of the room, this design approach is clear. All of the major pieces are upholstered in solid soft colors. The custom window cornices are soft and woven in a neutral blend. Then the bold mirror, custom rug, and Ultrasuede pillows bring in the lively colors. A great balance of design and color. You've seen the overall, now let's focus on the individual pieces.

Bold splashes of color, contemporary flair

The design plan for this room includes:
2 14ft Leather Sectionals & including 8 Incliners
1 Ultrasuede Sofa
1 Custom Area Rug
4 Pullup Accent Tables
1 Custom Handmade Mirror
10 Handmade Cornices
2 Champagne Metallic Finish Vases
Assorted Leather & Ultrasuede pillows

 

We have just introduced a new leather. A beautiful Italian hide combining the thickness of quality, the durability for a family room, and the softness you desire. Although each sectional screams comfort as photographed, it's the 4 power incliners and adjustable headrests that will put you in heaven. That's a total of 8 incliners in both sectionals. Add the two ottomans and this is one family that likes to relax! The tufted leather seats, slim design arm, and contemporary European lines add to the beauty of the piece.

Outstanding leather, beautiful design and 8 power incliners! Now, this is living!

4 power incliners and adjustable headrests

 


 

Above the sectional are custom items that we design and manufacture ourselves. Hand woven cornices, featuring color blended silk threads adorn each window. The design is simple but elegant, the craftsmanship superb. The mirror design is brand new. We cut custom wood shapes, hand paint and lacquer each one, and apply them to the border of the mirror. This allows us to coordinate all the colors of the room as accents. Look at that blue pop, and how perfectly it matches the Ultrasuede pillows.

Hand woven cornices, featuring color blended silk threads, custom wood shapes for mirror

 


 

The centerpiece of the room, of any room, is the custom area rug. No two are alike in the world. Each design, each color belongs to you, never to be repeated. The geometric design is clean and bold and quite different from our curvaceous collections. Look at how crisp the pattern is, how defined each color is. All of the colors of the furniture, the window cornices and the mirror overlays are repeated in the rug.

Imagine the room without the rug...never mind. Just look at how beautiful it is.

Clean and bold geometric custom area rug

 


 

As if the 8 incliners weren't enough, the lady and gentleman of the home wanted a piece of furniture they could call their own...no kids, no friends, maybe the dog. A super comfortable, cozy piece, for those special evenings when they realize all they've been through and now the only fish to worry about is gefilte.

Probably the most comfortable piece of furniture ever built, our 'cloud' is shown as an oversized and overstuffed loveseat. Covered in a rich caramel Ultrasuede and shown with an oversized plush ottoman, this piece is perfect for the cold and snowy evenings we've been experiencing this winter.

Oversized and overstuffed loveseat. Covered in a rich caramel Ultrasuede and shown with an oversized plush ottoman

 


 

Neutral colors on the large pieces, and bringing in bold splashes of color on accent pieces.

The compassion we felt for these lovely people in recounting the horrors of Hurricane Sandy really motivated us to do our best work. Most of up couldn't recharge our iPads during the hurricanes, but there were thousands of families that have had their hearts and minds pushed to unbelievable limits. We've had clients from Long Island and the Jersey Shore trying to rebuild their lives and we have tried to be helpful in any way we could.

Sometimes people ask us how can we keep referring to all of our clients as 'lovely people" on our website. How could everyone be lovely?

I guess we are just lucky. Designing in Northern New Jersey for over 18 years has given us the privilege of designing for the "loveliest" people from around the country.

And yes, this family, who have suffered so much from the hurricane, are 'tough', 'determined', and indeed 'lovely'.

Client's Own Words

"My husband found 'The Contemporary Couch' by searching on line and we took a trip out to New Jersey on a whim (we live on Long Island). One of the best decisions we ever made!

We were hit very hard by hurricane sandy. Our family room on the ground floor was completely destroyed. Rebuilding was a nightmare as well as we were constantly misled and disappointed by contractors and repairman. When the construction in the room was finished and it was time to furnish it we were daunted by the task. But along came Pia and Larry from Contemporary Couch and we were put completely at ease. Pia has magnificent taste and incredible talent. She was able to catch on quickly to our tastes and personalities and took the time to make sure we were on exactly the same page. She was straight up with us from the beginning both in terms of cost and completion dates. There were no "hidden fees," no "unexpected delays" and no "unforeseen circumstances" as we had experienced regularly with other sales people.

Pia and Larry were present when the furniture was delivered and ran the show. I was blown away by the finished product as it was even more beautiful than I expected (and my expectations were high!). The quality and comfort of the couches, the beauty of the rug and mirror and the functionality of every piece (the tables, vases, etc.) was beyond impressive. I find myself walking into the room regularly just to smile and look forward to many years of family enjoyment and friend entertaining.

I must say that I have never dealt with such straight-up people. When they shook my hand on day one I had a good feeling. Our last meeting ended with hugs. I will use these people again and again and I recommend them whole heartedly. I could not be more pleased."

S & A and family

 

MORE CLIENT HOMES

We hope you enjoyed viewing this special client home. What separates our website form others is we use actual homes to display our furniture. Not standard catalogue photos.

If you would like to view additional homes, please click on to any of those below. These are only a sampling of the work we do. Each page provides you with before photos, room plans, and the completion photos. In addition we provide information about the client and the reasons behind the design plan.

We understand some of the homes are extraordinary, but please realize we design any space from studio apartments, to grand estates. All of of our clients have one common theme. They love creative contemporary furniture. They love working with Pia, a professional designer whose stunning creativity and passion for shape and color are unique to the home furnishings marketplace. They love our complimentary in-home design service.

Most importantly, they love shopping in a family owned business that appreciates the uniqueness of our clientele, and values their homes as they do. We appreciate everyones' business and we hope to earn the chance to design your entire home, or to help you select the perfect accessory.

Enjoy the rest of our site, call us or e-mail us and please stop in to our beautiful showroom and let us explain our passion for our company.

Click on to any of the cities below to see clients just like you who selected us to design all or part of their homes.

Please visit our showroom soon to see the designs in person. 

The Contemporary Couch Design Group featuring artistic interior design by Pia
231 Route 4
Paramus, NJ 07652

P: 201-226-0011 / F: 201-226-0014
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