Monday, April 14, 2014

Four things under $30 that changed my life and more client progress on client's neutral, dark gray room...


I hate to iron. In fact I NEVER iron.
 I hate to look wrinkled even more.
Enter...
 
My Little Steamer

HSN
$29.99

 I use it for all my clothes and to steam wrinkles out of draperies.
Does it work,  you ask?
Like a charm.
 
 
 
 
Bobby Brown's
Pot Rouge Lips and Cheeks
in Pale Pink 11
 
 
bobbi brown
$26.99
Looks a lot like clown makeup but looks so natural on!
 
 
Best. Hairspray. Ever
 
$14.99 available at drugstores everywhere


Lavender Vanilla oil post shower.
European women treat themselves to crèmes and oils and really take care of their skin. When I use the oil I feel kinda worldly and exotic. And it smells so good and I swear it relaxes me!!:) Hence the name SLEEP.
And just a dab will do!

 Bath and Body works
$16.99

Okay so the construction is complete on my client's room. Fireplace, built-ins, lighting, and bar hardware and counter top installed. But we still have a looooong way to go.

The feel of this room is traditional with a few modern yet sophisticated touches. All fabrics and upholstery are either leather, crypton,  sunbrella or coated because they have 3 small, beautiful kids under the age of 7.

 I stopped in today so I thought I would show you the latest and greatest!
And show you where it all started.

And of course in typical fashion these are crappy iphone pictures.

Bar area BEFORE

 
 NOW

Cabinet was painted high gloss white. Marble counter top and brass hardware was added.
Walls were painted Chelsea grey by Ben Moore.

Oh and the baby seat? by GRACO.
I swear this client has the cutest sweetest kids ever.... just like her:)


Fireplace BEFORE


Fireplace Now

Plank Board was added and westport sconces by Circa Lighting.
I kept the remote control in there cause I'm keepin it real!



Sofa area Before


NOW

Built-ins were added along with really cool sconces also from Circa Lighting.

Now don't you worry your pretty little heads. These shelves are not styled yet -- sometimes I bring stuff from my house to give a client an idea of how we're going to style the shelves before I actually go shopping.

AND... she's hosting Easter so she will have some stuff to occupy the shelves:)


Chesterfield and coffee table both found at RH outlet



 
 
 

So we need to style the shelves and add a few finishing touches but the best part to be added will be these amazing window treatments... this is our inspiration!


It's gonna be awesome!!

I'm just so happy this amazing family is back in their room enjoying it after some serious construction. I can't wait for them to celebrate Easter with their family and relax and enjoy their new space!!
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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

A before and an "almost" after of a client living room!

We have been working on this space for quite some time now and we're still not finished but I thought I'd share anyway.
What the heck?

The feeling we were going for is a very casual living room (not stuffy or fancy) where this family of six can hang out and watch TV, do homework and have family game night!

Here is the ALMOST done:




Here are the Befores:
Get ready for some red and gold people!
(sorry pics are blurry)



 
 



My kids snuck in here.... such hams!!



 NOW
Here are the almost Afters:
 
 
 9
 Pics are a bit blurry and some random furniture still remain)
 
 


 
 


 
 
 


Here's one last before:


And After:


What's left you ask?

Artwork/mirrors for next to fireplace

Fireplace needs to still be painted

Side tables
Bungalow 5

Rug for layering

This...

Serena and lily
Or that...

Dash and Albert

Whattcha think so far???

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Saturday, April 5, 2014

My living room ... ready for Spring!

Here are some shots of my living room taken by Andrew Lam photography!
 
I am thrilled and soooo humbled that Main Line Today  Magazine chose my firm to be featured in an upcoming article titled Designing Minds in the May issue. Be on the lookout people!!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 





 




 
 
SO FUN!!!!
 
In other news ...
just purchased this desk from pottery barn for a teen girl's room that I will be making over.
 
potterybarn



The room has to be finished by graduation - yikes ... game on!!
 
We are banishing all the "little girl" items from her room. This desk will be a great jumping off point. Sophisticated and stylish!!
 
Possibly combined with this wallpaper
 
 Thibaut
 
 
And this gray bedding
 
 
 
With pops of blush pink everywhere or turquoise.... what's your vote?????
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Friday, March 28, 2014

Client update - a blue and white family room!

Here's my latest blue and white project.
Sharing at the Pink Pagoda Blue and White Bash!


Another case of chair envy has emerged.
 
This little slice of heaven was delivered to my client today.
 
 
 

Mind. Blown.  I mean...
 
Ain't she a beaut?
 
And what's even better is that there are two of them!
So it's double the fun:)
 
The chairs will be paired with this bright and shiny blue oomph coffee table. oooh -- I just love oomph.
 
 
We had a custom glass top made to fit over the raffia so the kids could safely put their drinks on the table and mom doesn't have to worry about staining (I think mom may have been more worried about red wine stains:)
 
 
 
While the above pieces will be the stars .... this luxurious sectional will be the workhorse in the room.
 
This family of six will be hanging relaxing and watching hockey games. 
 They are huge Ranger fans!
 
JUST KIDDING!!!!!! They are FLYERS FANS! xoxo
 
 
 
 
Don't you just love the brass nail heads? so chic.
 
Please note some of the other fabrics we are auditioning for this room lying on the sofa. AMAZING.
 
 
Furniture by CR Laine

Pillows will be here next week in this fabric

 
 
To learn more about this room and see past posts about the black trim you can go here!
 
So...whatcha think so far?
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