Friday, February 26, 2016

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.


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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Thursday, February 11, 2016

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 idea.  I found them a basketweave seagrass rug with a pumpkin border.

At that point, we were ready to order!  

Below is a picture I took of the rugs once they arrived. (Not placed where they belong, just kind of stacked on each other).

More progress has been made on this room that I look forward to sharing soon!

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Thursday, February 4, 2016

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 and under the cabinetry.

Her entry is very small with little space for decor. However, I did want to suggest a few things to make a statement as you enter her apartment. I suggested a bright patterned rug and large artwork to give this area some personality.  I also suggested painting the main wall a beautiful blue color.

Below, spells out for my client where to place the suggested art.

This shows how I would arrange the pillows on her sofa and chair that she already owns.  (Hey, pillows are important, right?!!!)  I also specified how many and what size to order.

This shows how I would arrange the area/wall where her t.v. is.  My client had a dark media unit, and I suggested a painted jade media unit and painting the wall an accent color to give this area some interest.  She had a floor lamp next to the media unit, and I suggested two pretty antique brass wall lamps to go on each side of the t.v. that I think make a much prettier and sophisticated presentation. 

This shows my client two different ways she could accessorize her new cocktail table.

The E-Design package also included a price/source list and additional notes to help my client successfully complete the space. 

Once my client received her E-Design package, she emailed me back saying this:

"MELISSA!!  I am so excited and so totally in LOVE with the design!  I want to start shopping!  Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you!  I have a few more hours of work ahead of me but cannot wait to deep dive into everything this evening.  How wonderful!  Thank you!"


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