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Lake Residence After Photos

Here are the 'after photos' of the Lake Residence I promised I would share awhile back.  If you would like to see the before shots of the space click here.  If you would like to see a previous post about the process of selecting the rugs for this space, click here.















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Lake Residence

Awhile back, I shared details of how I went about selecting multiple rugs for a family room I was helping a client with.  If you would like to read the post, click here.  
Today, I am sharing more details about the space.  Here are the pictures that show what the space looked like before any changes were made.


As you can see the first item on the agenda was paint.  Along with painting the walls and ceiling, I suggested painting all the wood trim, bead board, window casings and cabinets white.  We decided to go with Sherwin Williams Silver Strand for the walls and an off-white for the wood.
Besides a sectional and sofa table that the client already owned, the entire room needed new furnishings.  Below, is the initial mood board showing the other furniture pieces I selected for the space. 
As sometimes happens in the design process, a few changes had to be made after the furniture pieces were initially picked.  
My client found a bistro table and chairs at a local furniture shop that …

Orange and Mineral Blue Living Room Design

Today, I am sharing a living room design that I completed awhile back. My client selected all the flooring and light fixtures, & then hired me to help select all the paint colors and to decorate the entire home.


This is a quick (and bad!) photo of the living room once the floors were installed and walls had been painted.


Before I began selecting furniture, my client showed me a few photos of living rooms that she liked and the colors she had in mind for the space. In addition, she really wanted to incorporate an orange rug & a sectional.
I found this wool orange lattice rug.  It was a great price and she liked it, so I began building the design around it.


Here is the mood board I put together for my client to help convey the design.

In addition I drew a floor plan showing the furniture layout. 

Once all the furnishings were agreed upon the purchasing began.  After all the furniture was delivered and in place, I brought in accessories to finish off the space.
Here are some of …

Elegant Dining Room Makeover

I had the pleasure of helping a local client decorate their dining room.  The space was pretty plain and lacked personality.  I knew it had possibilities with those tall ceilings and beautiful arched windows.

(Before)
My client was very budget conscientious so I did not go over board on decor.  I was very thoughtful of the decor I suggested and made sure the items we put in the space really made a 'wow' statement.

This is the mood board I put together for my client to show the decor that I thought would look gorgeous in the space.
My clients' liked everything, with exception of the chandelier.  They were not in love with the one I selected and it was a little too expensive.  As a replacement, I found this chandelier that I think was even more perfect for the space.



So without further adieu, here are the pictures of the completed space!











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Project Peek: Selecting Rugs

I am working with a  local client to decorate a down stairs family room.  When I begin putting together a design for any room, I have to figure out where to start. As you can see from the floor plan below, the room is quite large and needed 4 rugs.  I decided to make the rugs my starting point.  Before I started looking for rugs, I discussed with my clients what colors they were interested in and what their style was.


 Because the rugs are such a big part of the room, I wanted my clients' input.  I always strive to make sure I am putting together a design that is tailored to my clients' tastes.  To do this, I emailed them two different groupings of  rugs to pick from:








My clients picked 'Option A'.  The next step was to figure which rug was going where.  I emailed them two floor plans with the rugs placed in different places.




My clients decided on 'Rug Arrangement A'.  However, they wanted to put a natural fiber rug at the entrance.  Which I thought was a great …

Bright & Colorful Living Room E-Design

Recently, I completed this warm and colorful E-Design Package for a client. As with all my E-Design Packages, the process begins with the client filling out an online questionnaire and emailing pictures and measurements of their space. If you are interested in more detail on how this process works, check out this blog post and visit my website.
My client already had her major pieces of furniture in her living room. She just needed accessories, art, window treatments and accent tables to complete the space. She also needed help selecting paint colors.  Below are all the 'mood boards' that I emailed my client.

This mood board basically shows all the art, accent pieces, pillows, lighting, rug, and drapery panels that I suggested for her living room.
Below shows what I suggested for her kitchen.  Her kitchen was mostly cabinetry so not a lot was needed.  I suggested a rug, a pretty colorful vase with flowers for the island, and some small art pieces to go above the back splash an…