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Friday, June 1, 2012
-We took our client shopping and found a coffee table she loved- made of reclaimed wood and metal pipe, it worked well with the rustic look of her existing pieces. An old yellow wood framed mirror finds a home on the table as a tray.
-The fun chairs we were hoping to chance upon to round out the room were not to be found that day, so we hunted around the house for a temporary fix. We found one turquoise spindle back chair in the den and another in a bedroom, and brought them in to use as a pair for their fun color and cottage style. The homeowner liked them there so much they're staying permanently (that happens to us a lot!)
Art was hung, including a vintage sign over the kitchen pass through.
Next week the new jute area rug we selected will arrive to anchor all the seating with some great texture A new small flat screen TV will replace the old one on the cabinet, and the homeowner has a plan to use that empty frame in front of the new screen, adding some country charm to it- great idea!
The adjoining den...
Hanging some more paintings created a cozy corner, and repositioning a pine armoire that was hiding behind the door offered a pretty view from the entry.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Moving in and needed to be up and running right away. Walls were painted, boxes unpacked, and art hung. We swung into action and the home was ready in 3 days for a graduation party. Congratulations!
Monday, May 28, 2012
We're always talking about using what you have, but we realize that sometimes what you have just isn't working for your look. When that happens, you can always change it with a coat of paint (we're always doing this for clients). Recently we needed to convert a traditional display case into a contemporary TV cabinet/bookshelf. A coat of black paint did the trick. And while we were at it, we thought we'd add some interest by covering the back with pages from old books. Here's how it looked BEFORE:
We love the result; what do you think?!!
We angled the sofas and brought the ottomans into the room to create more of a cozy conversation area.
Then we made the antique cabinet in the alcove more of a focal point by making these changes:
-moving the audio components down to the bottom shelf where they weren't as distracting
-reorganizing the photos and mixing in some accessories for more impact
-adding height and interest to the top and side of the cabinet by styling it large natural accessories, which coordinated beautifully with the oversize wood chandelier
Small changes, big difference, and as always, use what you have!