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.