it's week six, which means it's REVEAL day for the ORC with Linda of blog Calling It Home. i will report, i did receive my benches, but there wasn't time to reupholster them. you'll just have to imagine them in a bold color! i can't wait to show you the transformation of my master closet / dressing room, but if you're new to the blog you can catch up below. let's get started!!!
i always like to go back and see the room before anything happened to it. the blank slate, so full of possibilities, and in this case totally blah!
i am happy to report the room has gone from ugh to awesome! full of color, pattern and functionality; i couldn't be happier! take a look...
thank you so much to those who have followed along; i hope you like the end result! i'll be posting a reference guide tomorrow, so check back in if you saw something you'd like for yourself! make sure to check out the other 176 guest participants at Calling It Home. i'm looking forward to spending the weekend catching up on everyone's projects. until next time, design swell. live well.
Once Beth and I decided on the designs for the rooms on her phase 1 priority list, she decided she wanted me to start with ideas for her phase 2 list. I tell people all the time, that once you start working with a designer, its hard to stop. Your rooms get to looking so good, its a spiral and one thing leads to another. But this is usually after the rooms are installed. I am glad Beth trusted my vision, knowledge and competence to get these rooms done to her expectations. Phase 2 consisted of the breakfast room, home office and boys hangout. Let's take a look...
Breakfast Room: this room opens up to their new screened porch and it desperately needed some lightening up! Beth wanted a cozy beach feel in here and I gave her just that..
the space before was not ready for family dinners, and the stools were a catch all for Brian's jackets and the kids belongings. I suggested getting new stools that tuck under the bar and out of the way. This would allow extra room for the table & chairs. a new paint color, new light and window treatments definitely make this space feel finished off.
Home Office: this is another space that you first see when you enter the Belcher's home. Beth wanted to spruce this room up so it felt more finished. I suggested we keep the desk and loose the other odd pieces and invest in a new substantial file cabinet complete with lamps and a mirror for a focal point. We also installed floor to ceiling draperies for a warm touch.
Boys Hangout: Beth really wanted to give her boys a space they could call their own, somewhere they could hang out with friends and play video games, watch movies, etc, out of the pretty living room downstairs :-) so in here we did an apartment size sofa, wallpapered the back wall for interest, installed cornices on the windows and gave them a new sleek media cabinet. I think eventually there was talk about a foosball table going in here.... cool!
I really enjoyed working with Beth and her family, I hope they will enjoy their 'new' home for many years to come. hopefully there will be some more projects to complete in the future, like that screened in porch, wink wink....
until next time....
design swell. live well...
I'm finally ready to reveal an install that I have recently wrapped up. This one took a few days to complete and I did it all while the family was down at the beach on their vacation. It was awesome to get a text message when they got home saying how they loved their 'new' home and that the whole family was running around the house screaming! haha!! Beth and I clicked instantly and after her many attempts to find a designer to create a look specifically for her, she almost gave up until she was referred to us by another client. I would say beth's style is transitional with lots of neutral colors, clean and calm, with a few doses of color mixed in. Lets jump in and take a look at what I was able to do for this family!!
Dining Room: this is the first room you see when you walk into the Belcher's home. Their current furniture was in good condition so I suggested we do a few things to spruce up and with some minor adjustments to the furniture placement and lighting this room looks totally different.
So, in here we shifted the table & the light fixture to the left which created a larger space for the china cabinet on the far right wall. I set up a new focal point on the back wall with a console table, lamps and a mirror. A new rug defines the space and really finishes it off. Oh, and we can't forget the new paint color that takes us far away from builder beige.. benjamin moore revere pewter is a good taupey gray, it definitely warms the space up!
Living Room: this room got a major overhaul, out with the old and in with the new!! The old furniture was dark & heavy, paired with the wall color it was really bringing this room down instead of up. I really wanted to lighten the space to create an airy, inviting space.
We kept the same layout with 2 sofa's and added in 2 reclining swivel gliders in front of the fireplace. I filled in an empty wall with a new vignette to include a console table with lamps and a large art piece. Lastly, a large area rug softens the space to make it feel more cozy! I accentuated the tall ceilings with sheer draperies on the windows, I love how this turned out!
Tomorrow I will show you the other spaces we completed, stay tuned for a complete look at the Belcher's home!
it's that time again, a little update on my master closet One Room Challenge with Linda of blog Calling It Home. i can't believe there's only one week until the reveal!
things have been moving along, the roman shades are up, the light is installed and i'm adding the final touches this week. still waiting on my benches to arrive, they have shipped, but i won't have time to reupholster them before the reveal. i'll try and come up with some way to show my intention for them ;)
without giving too much away, here are a couple sneak peeks before the big reveal next thursday!!!
i have some touch up painting to do on the ceiling around the new light fixture, but overall, i'm not too stressed about finishing up. super excited to share the final room next week! design swell. live well.
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