Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Move-In Ready!

                                                    Tuesday May 22   12:57 P.M.

                                                  Friday May 25       5:43 P.M.

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

The Power of Paint!

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?!!

More Makeover Magic

Here's a living space we redesigned  in a little jewel of a house in Mill Valley.  We made some small but very effective changes to create more energy and style.




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!

Sonoma Charm

One of our Marin clients asked us to "work our magic" on their weekend home in the wine country. We arrived to find a beautiful house on several acres of lush vineyard and gardens, filled with fun furnishings and accessories for us to work with. After a few strokes of our wand, the house became even more warm and welcoming!