Friday, July 10, 2015

Next up

Can't wait to reupholster a client's pair of rolled arm, rolled back loveseats in coral.  And so forth.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Traditional Bath: before and after

A while ago, I wrote about a bathroom where I needed to create a "design language" that blended the previous design choices in the client's kitchen and bath.  That full post is here.  The bathroom is just about done and looking great!

Here's the before:

And the after:

The biggest problem in this tiny bath was the overscale, dated vanity that took up most of the room.

This little guy solved that problem and made the room feel much bigger!

Having a smaller pivot mirror separate from the vanity unit also helps.

This room is 5x7 and nearly impossible to photograph (and of course, my phone camera is not the best), but I think the results are charming.

I should also say that I wouldn't often do grasscloth in a bathroom, but this one is very infrequently used, and the texture makes a hug difference in the feeling of the space.

Cute, right?

Thursday, July 2, 2015

New project: can't wait!

YES, we will be doing a plaid wall treatment, a barn door, AND a floor to ceiling vintage tennis racquet installation!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

I love a pretty bed

If you follow me on instagram, you have seen lots of beds in my feed lately.  There's really not much I love more than putting together a good bedding mix!

Two different looks for a new client: same elements, but one is pretty soft and the other crisp.

She has a cherry sleigh bed and matching nightstands, light carpet, and tall ceilings.  We chose a grey-green for the walls.

Look 1: soft

Here the soft palette comes from that awesome suzani long lumbar pillow.  I love green and purple together (was my favorite wardrobe combo in 6th grade), and these very soft greyed out colors are lovely and unexpected.  The raised medallion pattern on the euro shams and duvet add interest while keeping it neutral.

Look 2: crisp

Of course, your wall color does not need to reappear anywhere else.  Here we let it be the backdrop for a white, coral, and blue scheme with a pretty, fresh floral on the drapes and some lighter wood mixed in.

It's making me want to redo my bedroom...again!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Dining room designs

Happy Monday!

My kids started camp today, so we are getting back to some kind of structure around here.  The last two weeks felt like two months (in a good way!)

Back to work, back to blogging.

I recently got to see an old client again to get started on the dining room!  (We did her bedroom, living room, and spruced her kitchen all about 2 years ago).  Back then, I was calling her style "Bohemian," but as I look back on it that's not quite right.  There's something a little bit elegant French farmhouse with a contemporary spin to the look.  We talked about a farmhouse table, a mix of upholstered chairs, a chandelier with glass to echo the kitchen pendants, and incoporating the existing painting and sideboard, which bring a strong red to the palette.

What would you choose?

Friday, June 19, 2015

Art and pillows to liven up a family room

Hi there!

I have been home with my girls this week (mostly) and we have been having a delightful time.  I thought I would sneak in a post before we head in to the weekend.

I have been working with a client on various projects, in some spaces from scratch, and in some spots they just needed that finishing layer.

They have a gorgeous family room, mostly in grey and white but with a few pops of orange.  They wanted art for above the couch.  Here are some options they did NOT choose:

Love all the peaceful horizontal lines inspired by the photographs horizon line.

a modern take on preserved butterflies.

We've seen a lot of blurred and hazy photography lately, but rather than the more typical beach scenes, these are decidedly city.

A bright and cheerful abstract paired with bold geometric pillows.

That finishing layer is one of my favorite parts of this job.

Happy weekend!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Sneak peek: some (impatient) before and afters

When rooms unfold slowly, I have this bad habit of sharing before and afters before we're really done (or photographed properly).  A habit I am about to indulge.

These are some pretty ghastly before shots:

Both rooms has 80s wallpaper along with bad mauve carpeting and golden oak trim.  The trim we left alone for now (trim is such a huge project because it is everywhere!), and while the carpet will be replaced eventually, we did tear down the wallpaper, stat.

These kids are currently two and four, so the beds are on the floor.

In Lael's room, we painted the walls a pale mint green and brought in happy prints and patterns that aren't too princessy sweet.  (This was the original inspiration.  Turned out the inspiration headboard didn't come in a Queen, so we rethought, here.  That's pretty much exactly what we ended up with!)

Love the watercolors by Lael (top) and her brother (bottom).

In Oliver's room, we lightened up with a blue-grey paint and offset the wood pieces with navy, green, and a car-themed art wall.

The abstract paintings are by Oliver, too.

Oli's room is pretty much complete, but Lael's still needs book shelves, a chair, and possibly a dresser makeover.  We're getting there.

It will be fun to share a full reveal (you know, including the other sides of these rooms), sometime this summer.

For now, hope you like the transformation!


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...