happy monday everyone! this week we're at market in high point, we'll be sharing all the goodies on instagram, so be sure to follow along @evarudesign!
next monday kathryn and i will be traveling to Blacksburg, Virginia for another master bedroom install for the harveys. you may remember i recently completed a master bedroom design for their metropolitan condo here in charlotte. you can check that out here. the harvey's recently sold their home and purchased a brownstone in downtown Blacksburg. this bedroom will be slightly more traditional than the MET condo, stephanie wanted the room to be a mixture of whites, creams and grays.
this is what i came up with...
there will still be orange accents to reflect their love of Virginia Tech... i'm in love with the orange x-benches; they add the perfect pop to the room and were the first things i selected for the space. stay tuned for install pics next week!
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.
my client started out as a burrus, but she's now married so i'm trying to switch over to her new name of rogers. it's funny how lindsey and i refer to our clients by their last names, so when a name changes, it takes a little getting use to! this blog post is all about the kitchen overhaul we recently completed. you can read the original post here.
this kitchen wasn't stuck in a time warp, it was just old! everything had to go, down to the tile floors. a new layout was definitely in order, among all the other things that kitchen renovations need; cabinets, countertops, tile, paint, fabric, furniture...
my clients are young and prefer a more traditional decor, so i chose this fabric as my jumping off point. knowing they wanted a light, bright, and mainly white kitchen, this was just what the design needed to inject some color.
building off this fabric, i chose to focus on the purple, its complement yellow, and green. you'll see in the pics how these colors are sprinkled around the kitchen and dining area.
i think it's always smart to use a good amount of soft elements to balance out all the hard surfaces inevitable in a kitchen. adding a rug, using upholstered counter stools at the island, and adding upholstered cornices and host chairs in the eating area, all combine to soften the overall effect of the space.
take a look at where we started...
and where we ended up...
this kitchen is now current, and more importantly functional, for these newlyweds. i hope they enjoy entertaining family and friends for many years to come.
we're working on the adjacent living room now, so stay tuned for that dramatic transformation. design swell. live well.
a few weeks ago I finally wrapped up phase 1 of the Lee's new home in Georgia. this install is a totally different look than what you would normally see on our website, but hey, it shows that we are a well rounded design studio and we can tackle any client's style or tastes! so bring 'em on!
my client Kelli Lee contacted me back in the summer to let me know their family was packing up and moving to Alpharetta for a promotion that hubby Mike accepted. you can read more about the initial designs here. Kelli was already overwhelmed with the square footage they gained in the new house and was desperate for my help. I trucked it down one weekend with Zach in tow and we went to check it out.
after a few meetings, many emails & phone calls, all of my designs were approved and I started ordering everything.. working long distance is not that difficult however it takes a lot of trust and communication. we opted for all custom upholstered pieces and that took a little longer than expected but it was worth the wait! my guy is good!!
I took my first load of goodies down a couple of months ago and everything was starting to come together. during this last trip, I took Ashley down with me to stylize the rooms with accessories and to capture our photographs. I kept the family's traditional style throughout the foyer, living & keeping room and added my own modern twists throughout. phase 1 turned out really beautiful and I am looking forward to helping the family with future phases!
design swell. live well.
design is a way of life.