The last space to get a facelift in my client Patty Comer's home was the kitchen. This is where all of my initial designs stemmed from, where the great big purple & orange art piece hung...
Take a look at all of the details...
I came across this rug and it was the perfect piece to pull this room together
paired with this fabric as chair cushions...
and a little something unexpected...... a ghost chair for the built in desk!
The heart of this home is complete and ready for the upcoming holiday-
Patty says "their home is finally feeling like the Comer's again"
Thanks guys- Hope you enjoy your new home for many years to come!!! :)
I love an install day that goes so smoothly... With Ashley's help, I was finally able to put some finishing touches on the Comer's family room... the space was missing its backordered TV console, and boy was I happy that it arrived early!
Before the makeover, the space just looked unfinished, and definitely needed some oomph! With a few new pieces and adding some life with new pillows, curtain panels & color, this would sure fix this space up-
My jumping off point for this space was the 'Dwell Studio' Ikat fabric I came across at the showroom- I loved the colors, and this fabric would look amazing as curtain panels!
I warmed up the space by painting the walls a cozy grey, Ben Moore #1550 Cumulus Cloud-
a good 'go-to grey'
We also decided to paint the back of her built-in bookcase a bright aqua to really make her photos and collections pop-
Here is another look at the original design board...
So... you've seen the before pictures, let's look at the finished product!
I loved the way this room turned out, so much more cozy & inviting!!
i had the pleasure of working with Susan and Dan Carr on their front room, which i will be sharing those install pictures very soon! i was so excited when Susan asked me to make over their den, which is another skinny and long space. i had some tricks up my sleeve on how to make it feel more intimate; keep reading...
the space needed some 'oomph' and because it was adjacent and open to their kitchen, i considered the pale blue walls of sherwin williams rain in the den's palette.
dan loves orange, so this fabric was the perfect jumping off point for the entire room. it's bold, fresh and is exactly the pop the den needs!
there must always be some supporting fabrics to really pull a scheme together
as i mentioned, this room is narrow and long. as an architect, i typically like starting with a space plan. furniture placement is key to making the room feel intimate, not overcrowded. take a look...
keeping in mind the scale of the furniture, i threw in a few unexpected elements. this round bookshelf divides the room, but keeps the sight lines open. we now have a cozy den and a library nook.
with the branchy inspiration fabric in mind, i kept a balance of refined and rustic pieces to complete the space.
this graphic rug grounds the room and adds much needed color
and now, the design board...we are obviously going with the left palette
stay tuned, it's going to be great!
I was introduced to my client Amy Pack a few months back while I was working on Patty Comer's digs.. Patty recommended me, and I was thankful for her referral. Amy just got done adding a huge outdoor living area to her backyard, complete with a fireplace, built in kitchen/grill area and lots of seating for family & friends. It is now time to move inside and she needs help updating & freshening up the interior of her home. I recently did a mini-facelift in her living room and now she is ready to overhaul her master bedroom...
My plan is to reconfigure the current layout, get her that king size bed she wants and achieve that intimate setting she wishes for by adding some pops of black in the space.
Take a look at the original design board...
Stay tuned for install day.... and my before and after pics :-)
I recently came across a groovy fabric line, fresh from the UK. I'm really diggin' the colors and patterns and plan to use these in a few jobs that are coming up! Take a look at what's on our design wall as of late.....
Hope this helps to brighten up your Sunday!
looking out my window and seeing the bare limbs of late autumn trees got me thinking...
i've been obsessed with faux bois (or fake wood) for some years now and thought i'd show you a few ways to easily incorporate it into your home.
there are both bold and subtle ways to use it, but whichever path you choose, you'll be amazed how much interest faux bois can add.
fabrics are the easy go-to...
but what about some accent pieces...
like the blum wood floor lamp and stump stool/accent table by
this sideboard by damien gernay is amazing!
fab tables by joseph steiert
i've always been a fan of these porcelain logs by klein reid
they are stunning in their form
wallpaper is a great option and is actually a neutral backdrop, not overwhelming as one would think.
i absolutely love the juxtaposition of the rustic wallpaper with these
sleek modern furnishings
i think a big misnomer is that faux bois is a 'modern' concept. while it tends to show up in modern interiors often, it's also at home in traditional settings.
other fun rug options to add texture and color...
if you're not brave enough to try this in large doses, start small. i think these
soaps are adorable and would add some sass to a powder room.
design is a way of life.