Amy Robinson first contacted Evaru through Facebook, with a comment on friend Kristi Glidewell's design boards I had posted... ' i wish evaru traveled!' she said.
I was pretty quick to respond to her letting her know that we do travel and I would be happy to help her... that's where it all began.
With a quick trip to Raleigh to see the house and to hear her design dilemma's
I already had lots of ideas spinning in my head. I went through the entire house with her, measuring and photographing every last inch of the home which we will eventually get to. But for now, Phase 1 will consist of the foyer, formal living room (which also doubles as Amy's office where she runs her business out of) and the dining room.
And since Amy constantly has clients and visitors coming into her home, I reeled her in to see that we needed to start here first.
The three spaces at the front of the house are pretty much all open to each other, my main goal was to make sure these areas flowed with one another and didn't feel choppy. I used the same color palette throughout mainly consisting of cream & brown with pops of teal. After much planning & communication with Amy we are ready to get started. Working long distance really isn't that difficult, once I have everything in, I will load up a truck and with the help of my amazing installer, we will haul everything to Raleigh and set it all up. It should be a breeze ;-)
Here are the design plans I will be implementing .....
This small spot in the foyer is wasted space, and Amy had no idea how to make this area more functional. I suggested we put a small scaled sofa here with a back tall enough to hide the air return vent.. We are keeping the wallpaper for now, but what you can't see is the pops of teal within the green leaves. The cream chenille fabric on the sofa will help brighten it up in this small area.
The Front Living Room:
This front living room doubles as Amy's office for her real estate business, it definitely needs sprucing up and updating. The sofa is over sized and very worn, the rug is too dark and makes the room feel very heavy, and the over sized chairs just don't work. I plan to soften it up with simple curtain panels, a lighter sofa & pops of color.
The Dining Room:
The dining room is yet again, very dark. And the college days dining set has to go.. time for a grown up dining room where the large family can gather for special occasions. In here, we are also keeping the current wallpaper and adding cream & gold banana leaf curtain panels to brighten things up. I plan to relocate the sideboard to the far wall and add in new lamps. We also plan to swap out the chandelier for an updated look. And of course new dining furniture!
I can't wait to overhaul these areas!! It's gonna be good! Now, only if Amy can be patient while we both wait for everything to come in. She's already geared up for phase 2 and 3... check back for install photos!!!
design is a way of life.