Thomas Road by Lillian August

A Grownup Playground

When Nancy Galasso and Richard Cerrone, senior designers at Lillian August, took on this residential project at Thomas Road, it was with a specific homeowner request in mind. As parents of young children, the homeowners wanted Nancy and Richard to create a modern, elegant space for entertaining. “For the rest of the home the design was focused on family life, so it was liberating to create a more upscale and sophisticated room that was just for the adults,” the designers said. This fun yet polished living room fits the bill perfectly, complete with a swanky bar for that’s perfect for grownup cocktail parties. Nancy and Richard went on to point out that this design represented an evolution in style for their clients, from a more laidback approach to decorating to a more upscale aesthetic–as their family grew, so did their perspective on what their home should feel like. “As California transplants,” said the designers, “the family had always gravitated towards more of a casual beach house vibe, but with this project they were open to letting their tastes evolve to something more refined. This design process was also really enjoyable as our clients were so trusting and let us create something that was a little outside their comfort zone.” Under the designers’ guidance, they came to own a home whose look they truly love….and we think you will, too.

Read on for more details from Lillian August on this gorgeous project, and be sure to shop the links to our REstyle picks so that you can get a similar look of your own!


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“We especially love this living room as it’s so chic and upscale–a really fun spot for the parents of this young family to escape to!”

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Our clients wanted a chic space that they could use for entertaining. The main thing that they had to have in the space was a really cool bar. They wanted the room to be fabulous and sophisticated, so we decided to use a more modern aesthetic for this space. The walls are a gray metallic color that lend a sophisticated element to the room. From there we made sure that the seating not only looked amazing but was incredibly comfortable. We were inspired by the idea of this room being a fun haven for entertaining — and for a good party, comfy seating is so important!


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Our main challenge in this room was figuring out a way to create good “flow” in an awkward space with two doorways and not a lot of wall space. To allow for room to easily get in and out of the seating area we floated the two sofas and had them facing each other. The sofas have one arm just on the fireplace side so that it’s that much easier to get in and out. A fabulous party room is not just about looking chic but it needs to function well for people to move in. We were thrilled to create this dream room for our clients, and to hear that it has become such a fun spot for them and their friends!

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Norwalk, CT

203 847 3314

Lillian August has been creating custom interiors for over 25 years. Visit our flagship store in Norwalk and let us do the same for you. With over 30 in-house interior designers, our own custom upholstery center and an additional three other locations in Connecticut and New York City, Lillian August has the resources to make your dream home a reality.

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