Sitting Room Makeover {Client Work}

Y'all this project has been a long time coming - I think we started it about a year ago, got sidelined by finding just the right ready made window treatments - but we're finally finished and I can't wait to share the final space with you!

This high ceiling, light filled space is the front sitting room of a beautiful Victorian home here in Charlotte. Prior to receiving a makeover, the room functioned as a playspace for their young children with an overbearing storage unit and deep red walls. 

Our first suggestion was to lighten the walls, add comfy seating and work in a little pattern play to pay homage to the Victorian roots of the house. Lucky for me, my client has great taste and either had or found several of the key pieces herself - including the coffee table/trunk and accent chairs (which we reupholstered) and side table. We made a great team!

It's always fun working on projects like this. Thanks, Kristen and Jeremy for trusting me to transform your front room. I think we did good. 

More to come...

A Master Makeover {Client Work}

No matter how prepared you are, the back to school rush is REAL. All of a sudden it's go, go, go and it takes a minute to catch up - hence the lack of new posts here on the blog. But, we've made it almost through the first week at a new school and we're looking forward to the long weekend ahead! Bring on the last hurrah of summer...

In the meantime, I didn't want to keep you any longer, so I'm sharing an update on a project completed this summer.

The original moodboard...


The before...

The after...complete with new upholstered sleigh bed, bedding, bed side tables, lighting, wall hangings and accessories.


Again, and as per usual (you're probably getting sick of me saying this!), these pictures do not due this space justice. The new space feels like and bright, like a true sanctuary.

What a fun ( and quick project!) this was to work on for a wonderful, very deserving couple.

More to come..

Design on the Go

There's so much I love about our annual summer road trip, but one of the highlights this year (for me) was helping my brother and sister-in-law decorate their almost-done-with-construction home. I snapped a couple of pics on my phone to share some of the progress we's far from done, but it's also the most "homey" they have felt in a long time.


In the living room we hung an oversize abstract painting over the traditional sideboard for great juxtaposition of styles and layered lots of art on the mantel.

Most of the furniture you see here will be reupholstered. We had so much fun creating a scheme to connect the living room to their new four seasons room.

The potential plan is to use the palm print and cabana stripe in the four season room while the greek key and brushstroke fabric will be used in the living room. We also found an amazing otstrich vinyl to be used on several side chairs.


In the dining room, we moved the sideboard and rearranged some of their existing accessories, hung plates and selected new fabric for the chairs. I also sweet talked my brother into bringing that amazing fiddle leaf fig home from the nursery while we were out selecting plants to fill the vintage footbath (she found on ebay)! This is, by far, the most complete room in their home; I'm so happy I was able to help.

In the foyer we switched out the rugs to better coordinate with the bench she found on OKL. I love the tile in their foyer, they had it acid washed to unify the former tri-toned pattern. What a result!

In their walk-out basement they created a pub area with a full bar, dark walls and faux tin ceiling - it looks amazing! We spent several hours curating just the right collected look to adorn the walls. Pretty pleased with the results.

It's been a long road of construction, but it's definitely been worth it - as you can tell by these progress shots. I can't wait to visit again and see all the changes. Thanks to Rob and Ash for letting me help out - you know I loved every minute of it!

More to come...

A Global Inspired Living Room

Last weekend I had the pleasure of finishing off a project for the cutest, newly wed couple. You may remember their moodboard from back in the day...yes, this project took awhile! But good things come to those that wait, or so I have been told :)

It was a pretty yucky day outside, but I grabbed a couple of quick shots on my phone as I walked out the door (it was a Saturday after all) to share with you. 

We went with two club chairs from Pottery Barn, that they quickly decided to have scotch guarded (always a good choice), and hung their collection of art which really added to the global look and feel they were going for. Love those pillows form World Market. 

Their couch was truly the investment piece of the whole space. The chestnut leather will only get better with time and definitely age with them.

HomeGoods for the win with some fun global inspired accents for the mantel and surfaces.

You know I love to mix different styles and this blue distressed cupboard was perfect for hiding their electronics.

Special shout out to the ottomans for bringing in some much needed pattern and a touch of whimsy, oh and the occasional seating is a plus, too.

Super fun project to work on with a great couple! Thanks to Jenny and Will for allowing me into their home and trusting the vision. 

Can you believe it's the half way point to summer break - where is the time going? Zoinks!

More to come...

A New Living Room {Client Work}

I feel like I say this every time but .... I'm so excited to share another recently completed project for a favorite client in what could possibly be my favorite space to date. Take a look around this formal living room.

We wanted the room to feel formal, but not stuffy, which I think we accomplished.

Lighting and window treatments were selected last summer, some accessories and occasional tables were existing, but everything else came together in less than a week. Could be our quickest project. Ever. Not bad, right?

Our client had her heart set on the cozy curved sofa for two, which set the tone for the entire space. Due to the smaller size, we opted for statement side tables for balance. The ottoman was love at first sight and is definitely my favorite piece in their living room. And those chairs, stunning.

Another wonderful project for a wonderful client. More to come with their dining room coming up next. 

Until then...