this living room has a fresh new look, thanks to paint, neutral furniture and pops of color sprinkled around in just the right doses.
take a look at the design boards for the space, and then see the before and after pics!
this is how the room looked when i started...
and after i finished...
one of my favorite things in the room is the vintage credenza-turned media cabinet. i seem to do this on a lot of my projects. you just can't beat great vintage pieces. this one was lacquered to match the trim, and are you just dying over that original hardware?!
it more than deserves a close up. i'm swooning...
all the fabrics helped brighten up the room. i love all the variations of green and the pop of turquoise!
i really love how this room turned out, and so do my clients. it's so fresh and inviting with punctuations of bright, happy color. just my style. design swell. live well.
lindsey and i traveled to south carolina yesterday for a "mini makeover" and we both loved how the room turned out. a friend of mine from high school needed help surprising her daughter with a bedroom re-do. armed with the knowledge that eleven-year-old emmalee loves giraffe print and lime green, i got started. i knew vintage items and a little DIY would be key to pulling this room off at a reasonable price point. take a look...
one of my first 'finds' was this vintage bed. i knew immediately that i wanted to have a fabric panel upholstered to fit inside the curvy profile. this was the perfect place to use the giraffe print. the bed frame would also get new life with a coat of black lacquer.
on one of my first shopping trips, i found this cute bench for the foot of her bed. all it needed was a new paint job and a fun fabric...
for bedside tables, i took an idea i had seen years ago from kim myles on HGTV. i took four LACK side tables from IKEA and stacked two tops to make them taller. the high-gloss turquoise was the perfect pop amidst all the shades of green.
i felt emmalee needed a desk with more storage, after all, what tween girl doesn't have lots of treasures to store away. i found the perfect mid century desk that just needed a creative re-do. i decided to try my hand at an ombre palette on the drawer fronts, i can't wait for you to see how great it turned out!
take a look at the design board and see how everything looks together...
and now the reveal, check out the before and afters!!!!
and some detail shots...
jen emailed this shortly after emmalee came home from school.
i always love this response!
thanks to jen for letting me get creative! looking forward to more projects in the future!
design swell. live well.
we want to say a big thank you to janssen bradshaw with disney baby for featuring one of our projects as one of their '22 Gorgeous Twin Nurseries'!
i designed this nursery for my dear friend christina for her twins avery and izzy a few years ago. it's still one of my favorites to look back on, and i must say, it's one of the most popular projects to get pinned from our portfolio.
you can check out the post here. happy monday!
the emerald trend is still going strong, and since green has always been my favorite color, i have no complaints. take a look at these affordable finds for the home in my fav hue...
i am absolutely DROOLING over Ikea's stockholm sofa in this fab green velvet. they are showcasing several pieces in this bold color, check out their stockholm collection.
target also has some great new pieces that are worth looking at...
avington slipper chair in green trellis
carlisle metal bar stool in shady leaf. i have these in navy and absolutely love them. they're sturdy and childproof!
this modern murphy sofa from room & board has amazing lines.
punch it up with pink or orange accents.
who doesn't love a little lacquer in their decor? the gates side table from west elm is a modern take on a classic motif and the color is perfection.
the max headboard gives a double dose of impact; bold color and pattern.
looking for a smaller dose? try an ottoman in the same great fabric.
or add some color to your kitchen via...
shaded stripes plate
fiesta accent pieces in shamrock
kate spade's sag harbor green collection
and lastly, how about a large piece of art to incorporate shades of the color?
endless options for adding green into your home, if you haven't done so already.
until next time, design swell. live well.
I love working with my client Amy Pack, she is so easy and trusts me that I won't lead her wrong with my design ideas! I recently did an install for what once was her children's playroom and turned it into a cool teen room that they will be able to enjoy for years to come! The original space was very dark and definitely needed some color and light, the miss matched furniture pieces & heavy black bookcases at one end of the space were one of the design dilemma's. Amy needed me to bring new life to the furniture and get the room feeling balanced plus give her kids a place they can hangout in with their friends...
I proposed reupholstering all of the furniture since she needed to get a few more years out of it, and adding a large storage cabinet with lamps to the other end of the space to balance the room. A big green shaggy rug would define the space and ground all of my fun accent fabrics.
With a few tweaks here and there the finished room looks awesome!! I love to add a few unexpected items on install day to really make the room feel over the top. Amy and her family are really pleased with the outcome, she says, "Kipling has been in here every night so far!!" :-) just what I like to hear!!
Let's not forget how the room started off.......
....and now how much better it looks!!!!
Fun job for a fun family!!!!!
i just finished the install on my second project with the carrs.
a dark, colorless den off their kitchen that was in major need of some TLC.
the first thing to do was to paint the walls a pale, warm gray to lighten up the space. there are two wall sconces along the adjacent kitchen wall, but no overhead.
the room has an existing wood stove fireplace that set the rustic tone.
knowing they like orange, i immediately wanted to use this gorgeous LuluDK fabric.
i love the branchy, organic nature of it and the colors were spot on.
pair these branches with a couple of tree side tables, love it!
to dress the windows, we did a combination of drapes and roman shades.
yes, you can mix the type of window treatments in the same room, as long as they are the same fabric! the panels have an accent band of green, while the shades get a band of pale green greek key trim.
to ground the room, and bring in more orange, we used this graphic rug.
i'm crazy for this pattern!
and lastly, to bring in some polish, this stunning honeycomb lamp in fern green.
before we see the install pics, let's take another look at the design board...
i LOVE how the room turned out! even my installer made a comment of how a few changes can really make a huge difference; i couldn't agree more.
design is a way of life.