Thursday, January 28, 2010

Before and After - Charming and Elegant

This is the lovely home of a client who had been living in Sausalito for several years and was ready to downsize to a senior community. She needed help deciding what to take with her and configuring the new space to meet her needs, and wanted to update the look of some of her older pieces.

Before: Living Room

Before: Dining Room -
Our client loved the terra cotta color on the wall and wanted to use it somewhere in her new space.

She was also determined to find a place for her massive mirrored mahogany table.                                                                    

Before: Kitchen Rack

Before: Bedroom
Our client wanted new bedding and new upholstery on the bench and chaise.                    


Before: Bamboo Cabinet
This was a charming piece we wanted to incorporate into our design plan.

Before : Arm Chair
This piece was ready for a fresh look.

After: Living Room

We kept the key pieces and tightened the layout to accommodate the smaller space.

After: Dining Room
In order to keep the massive dining table, we butted it right up to the wall, which we had mirrored to double the visual space.

After: Dining Room Console Used In Entry
Here's where we were able to introduce her favorite color, highlighting it on the entry wall.

After: Kitchen Bakers Rack Used In Living Room
We repurposed this to hold her favorite decorative accessories and her sound system.

After: Bedroom
Here's her favorite color again highlighting the bedroom wall and which inspired the colors chosen for the custom bedding and headboard.


The newly upholstered chaise has an updated silhouette.

We exposed the metal frame of the bench to create a more contemporary feel. We recovered it and the skirted table in a raw silk check to coordinate with the new bedding.

After: Bamboo Cabinet
We highlighted this in the hallway as a "cabinet of curiousities." The patterned rug was the inspiration for the color scheme throughout.

After: Arm Chair
The black lacquer and leopard print updated her favorite armchair.

Here it is in the den/office space we created for her:

After: Hallway Doors - We inserted mirrored panels into the doors to increase the feeling of space.

Our client was able to feel "at home" in her new space as soon as she moved in!

1 comment:

Valerie Wills Interiors said...

Nice job ladies. Must have taken quite a while to go through everything as your client had a LOT of items....