Thursday, October 9, 2014

Client Before and After

I am working on a first floor design project with such a fun, smart and amazing couple in Bluebell! I totally adore them and their crazy dog:)
 
Here's where we started
 
 
Kinda of man-cavey, no?
 
Here's a sneak peek of where we are now
(still needs art and accessories)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kitchen was installed by builder without my client's participation. I think she would have chosen an all-white kitchen.
 
What to do when you can't have the dream kitchen you always wanted?
 
You put in the most fab pendant lighting ever!!!
 
 
 
I also don't hate this gorgeous new chandy in the Dining Room.
 
 
Here's a glimpse of what was there before:(
 
 
 
I don't mess around when it comes to lighting and it goes without saying we are working on cleaning up that fireplace:)))))
 
Stay tuned for more progress on the Bluebell house! It's such a fun design project:)

One Room Challenge: Week Two

Pathetic Progress

Here's what happened this week
 
 
 
Yikes. Not good.
 
But here's some forward progress
 
 
 
I think I've settled on the right shade of silk and trim for window treatments.
 
I've spent a lot of time and measuring and re-measuring for these window coverings. I do a lot of measuring ... walk away.. re-measure. make a prototype. Measure again. My brain is fried with this window project....but I think it'll be worth it in the end! It's basically the star of the room:) 
 
That's all I've got. Like I said pathetic. Now do yourself a favor and go check out these talented people who have made more progress than I could even dream of... here!
 


 
 
 


Monday, October 6, 2014

Blue and White Bash!


 

I'm over at the Pink Pagoda participating in the Blue and White Bash!! Go here to check out other participants.

I'm a huge blue and white fan. I love how it makes any room come alive.
So many of my designs are grounded in blue and white.

Here is my latest room in progress...

 

The jumping off point of this room was the middle fabric from the South Seas collection from Thibaut.
 
 
These chairs were the first purchase for the room. The pillow will be monogrammed in a black script because honestly my client and I are suckers for a good monogram!
 
 
Here are a few more images
 
 
 
 
What's next for this room? Accessories, art, etc.
 
Thanks for reading and go check out the rest of the blue and white bask at the Pink Pagoda here!

Friday, October 3, 2014

A new playroom Design board and fab table lamp!

Here's a design board for a new client. It's a play room/computer room.
 
 

One of the elements I've just decided we're going to incorporate is a brushstroke lamp from
 
$395
 
You can purchase them here.
 
They come in several different colors and you can even customize the color. So fab! Here are a few more...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I adore them!! Don't you agree??
Thanks for reading!! xoxo

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Throwing my hat in... the One Room Challenge

Okay just decided five minutes ago that I'm going to throw my hat in for the One Room Challenge.
 

 
 
The One Room challenge comes from the genius mind of Linda at Calling it Home you can check out the 20 Participants here. It's a crazy talented group of bloggers.
 
 and the linking participants here!
 
I'm pretty sure I'm going with a refresh in my dining room.
 
Here are some of the elements I'm thinking of including in my room.
 
These window treatments...
 
 
This mirror
 
 
And a bar cart...
 
here
 
That's all I have (literally) I need to get this project in gear!!
Thanks for reading!!
 
 

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Tweaking a client's space

I have this awesome new client whose style is what I would call sophisticated cottage. She called me in to help her tweak her space and "finish" the room.
 
Easy job for me... she has great taste.
 
So I'm going to show you where we started and where we are now.
 
Warning: not a dramatic transformation since where we started was pretty fab.
 
Here's where we started
 
 
Here's a peek at where we are now
 
 
Host chairs - Restoration Hardware
Light- Horchow
Monogram - Tibbar Tibbar Wayne, PA
Topiary - trade item
 
 
We replaced the heavy, wrought iron light fixture with a pretty chandelier from Horchow. We removed the piano and bird print from the back wall and are commissioning a new piece of art for that space. We replaced the white queen ann chairs with square cane back chairs for a more formal feel and added host chairs with monogrammed slip covers.
 
Here's where we started with the china cabinet
 
 
Where we are now
 
 
 
 
Square back cane chairs - Restoration Hardware
Clients own pottery and coral from Pottery Barn
 
 
This was a simple fix. All we did was streamline her collection of plates and pitchers and made the vignette symmetrical and added the pretty, modern geometric Thibaut wallpaper to the back of the cabinet. All we need to do now is change out the hardware for a more sleek look.
 
Here's where we started on the other side of the room
 

 
Here's where we are now
 
Table lamps - Lighting by Design
Mirror and box - Home Goods
 
We removed the white chest and mirrored frames and replaced them with a more modern chest and an on-trend round mirror. This really added a lot of warmth and texture to the room:)
 
We still have some more updates to make so stay tuned and
thanks for reading!!! xoxo
 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

A window into my world...

Gotta whole lot of pretty happening around here.
 
Let's start with this living room...
 
Beautiful new silk curtains were installed last week.
 
 
This space is stunning. Go ahead take a peak around...
 
 
You can read more about the velvet chairs here.
 
 
 
Such a breathtaking and beautiful space:)
 
Here's a sneak peek at another window install I had this past week.
 
 
Will share more pictures soon!!
 
Moving on...
 
Saw this on trend round mirror at ikea for
 only $99
 
I am working on this pale blue and coral fabric scheme for a young and hip musician living in philly. The above mirror will most definitely be making an appearance in her new space:)
 
 
 
Loving this indoor/outdoor carpet for under a kitchen table
 
 

 
 
That's all for now!!!
Thanks for reading!! xoxo
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