I am thrilled to finally reveal the kitchen renovation that I just finished up for the Comer family. After months of waiting for that one special piece to complete the space, I couldn't be happier with the end result. The family has been living in their Cotswold home for a few years now, and getting to know what works and doesn't work for them has taken some time. It's been a process redesigning all of the other spaces in their home and the kitchen was the last thing on the list. With what initially started out as an idea, Patty knew she would eventually pull the trigger on her dream kitchen. She contracted DiFabion Remodeling for the redesign and consulted with me for all of the pretty design & aesthetic elements within the space. Working as a team with this group was super easy and the craftsmanship is exquisite! With much anticipation, lets jump right in!
Before the reno, the kitchen felt dark, it wasn't inviting and didn't flow with the rest of the house. Patty wanted a more modern, open feel. She also wanted to bring the outdoors in and the new design definitely incorporates all of these wishes.
the wall of sliding doors retract to create an inviting indoor/outdoor space!
a year or so ago, we did a temporary fix to update this eating area with some color using the large art piece as a jumping off point..... but its time for an over haul here too!
now this side feels like a moody modern space to have a dinner party!
I love the eclectic vibe here...
let's look at some more details!!
the reno included a new powder room & mudroom too!
Living through a renovation can be hard, especially when you've lost your kitchen for 6+ months, but the end result is totally worth it :-)
until next time.....
design swell. live well
after patiently waiting for all of the goodies to arrive, it was time to install my client ellen harris' living room last week. I loved getting her text 'its fantastic!!' when she arrived home late last Wednesday night! totally makes my job worth it!
the harris' front living room had been lacking any kind of form and function since the family bought the house.. and it was time for an overhaul. the
space was being used as a catch all for extra furniture, toys & other 'discarded treasures' ... ellen asked me to push her out of her comfort zone and I was game. after spotting a beautiful Turkish kilim rug in a local showroom, I knew that was
my jumping off point and I had to have it.
take a look at my vision for the space....
and before the overhaul....
the end result is a relaxing space where ellen & her hubby can read & enjoy a glass of wine .. a huge step up from before!!!
I am looking forward to the harris' next project... until next time, live well!
most people don't use their 'formal' dining room very often.
for this family, every meal is eaten here.
brittan duBose needed some help to make her room more functional and modern.
the bones were great; large room size, beautiful pale blue walls with a hand-painted frame detail and a stunning gold chandelier.
she and her husband wanted a new round dining table that would comfortably seat six, and when seating eight, would feel cozy and intimate.
i had an idea for the table immediately. check out this gorgeous hand-hewn table by
patagonia legacy. i'm crazy for the detail on the base.
custom chairs were exactly what the room needed, and after looking through some very eclectic fabric options, this is the combination we decided on.
a faux leather for the seat, coral linen welt and a great geometric for the backs.
take a look at the 'before'...
and the 'after'...
i enjoyed working with brittan again and hope the family enjoys their new dining room!
It was so much fun setting up my client's nursery yesterday. I ran back over to Ellen's house at 5:00 to see her reaction, and it is so rewarding to know that I did my job, it turned out great & she loved it.
I remembered that I took some pictures of the room before it had its makeover, so I definitely wanted to share those with everyone!!
This was the perfect ending to the week, and by far the smoothest install to date!
Happy Friday, y'all!
I have been busy busy this week with lots of new clients and referrals that I thought I would take a break and make an appearance on the ole' blog.
I am gearing up for an install later this week that I wanted to share with everyone... I have been working with my sweet client, Ellen Harris for a few months now, trying to get all of the details nailed down to make sure she gets the nursery that fits with her style and flows with the other kids rooms as well.
After many rug samples, a visit to the showroom together, and knowing she either wanted an American or European made crib, I think we had a starting point....
We decided to keep some of her existing furniture to keep costs down, but paint them to make them feel fresh & new. We painted the dresser a bright pink which will be a focal point when you walk in the room, the platform bed (which will double as mom's sleeping quarters in the middle of the night) and her glider got a fresh coat of white lacquer paint. Instead of using a lot of art in the room, we are going to do a book wall that will act as "art" with all of the brightly colored book covers. I have always loved the Designer's Guild "boqueria" fabric, and I knew we had to use this in her nursery. It is so whimsical and has that eclectic vibe she wanted. It will also be a nice change next to all of the color pops we will have going on..
Take a peek at some of the details!
Install day is well worth the wait!!
...there is nothing like seeing the look on the client's face when they come in to see their newly redesigned space.
Check back at the end of the week for those before & after pics that will just amaze you!!
design is a way of life.