oh my goodness you guys, i have been so excited to share this install with all of you! the install was a few months ago in raleigh, but we were waiting on the perfect piece of art for the dining room to arrive. that's just how it goes sometimes.
my client brooke LOVES color, maybe even more than i do. her home was full of reds and greens and had been that way for 10 years. she was ready for a change and that's were i came in. i knew we would hit it off the minute i saw her chartreuse front door, that's my kind of client; i couldn't wait to get started!
let's take a look at some before images. there was a lot going on. the custom sofas just needed a reupholstery job and the walls and built-ins needed a refresh.
in the dining room, brooke couldn't wait to ditch the last of her husband's 'bachelor' furniture. the heavy wood and dark paint colors weren't doing this room any favors. luckily, she had this great vintage console we could work with.
now that you've seen the starting point, let's take a look at the design options. i loved them all!
so which options were chosen??? take a look!!!
i just LOVE how the spaces turned out, and can we talk about the fabulous foyer fixture??? i knew it was the perfect light as soon as i laid my eyes on it! i have serious house envy!!! too bad the art didn't make it for the shoot, but brooke was so sweet to send some pics of the art on the wall. check it out, the perfect finishing touch.
i certainly hope you enjoyed this reveal as much as i enjoyed designing it and seeing it come to fruition. i LOVE my job, don't i always say that? design swell. live well.
i've been working with brooklyn abee remotely, she lives in raleigh, for several weeks now. i'm transforming her already colorful home into a chic showstopper! we're tackling her living room and dining room and things are moving right along. she's been texting progress pictures and it's looking even better than i imagined!
this is one i can't wait to share the install pictures of, i'll head to raleigh when all is complete. for now, take a look at these design boards!
this beauty will be hanging in the entrance near the stair. i think i'm most excited to see this installed! it's going to be AMAZING!
i have serious house envy with these rooms, and i'm so happy brooklyn loves how it's coming together. stay tuned for the full reveal coming soon! design swell. live well.
i've been patiently waiting to share this install with all of you, it's definitely one of my favorite projects, and favorite clients for that matter! i was smitten the moment i met betsy simerville; she's way fun, loves sarah richardson, and flat out said 'NO LIGHT COLORS, I WANT BOLD!' we were a perfect designer/client match from the start! for all the backstory, please visit the on the boards blog post.
so, how did i get started on this project? i went straight to one of my favorite fabric patterns ever, flamingo park by designer's guild. gorgeous, yes?
the simerville's live in a traditional home, so my goal was to introduce traditional motifs with a modern palette. there's nothing more traditional, or southern, than magnolias. next, add in a handful of supporting fabrics...
several pieces stayed in the room. we reupholstered a chair that belonged to betsy's grandmother, lacquered and reupholstered two fretwork chairs, and lacquered an amazing coffee table she was using in her den. i can't wait for you to see them now!
are you ready to see what the room looks like now? check out the before and afters...
check out the detail shots! sorry there are so many, lots of good things to look at in this room!
i absolutely LOVE how this room turned out, and thankfully betsy has been showing it off; i'm already doing work for one of her neighbors! we tweaked the boys' den also, stayed tuned for that post. until next time, design swell. live well.
design is a way of life.