Install of the Day !

Hi There !

Another little job the other day, an upstairs landing.  Have a boring, large area at the top of the stairs? Turn it into something pretty . . .  Maggie and I worked together on this space, adding chairs, an area rug, bookcase, art and wall paper, it was big enough to handle all that.  What I love is how pulled together it is and the big, vast area or nothingness now is filled with pretty as you head up the stairs

Take a look at where we started.

Wondering what this is?   I love this idea.  Two upholstered benches with upholstered panels attached to the wall.  It creates a much more impressive look and this long wall needed something. 

Rather than your typical wall of pictures . . . 

As you top the stairs we added these neutral chairs, but filtered in touches of teal in the pattern, vintage ottoman and pillows.  All these colors were pulled from other fabrics we used in the second landing to tie them all together !

Gorgeous art by one of my favorites, Natural Curiosities!

Great styling of simple teal accents on this bookcase we found, Maggie always finds the best things.

Love, love the base of this ottoman, and the pattern keeps all the solids from looking a bit dull.

As you walk down the hall to the second landing by the front staircase, we added wall paper.  A great vertical stripe using our colors.

The paper and fabric combined.. . .

I messed around with this idea.  As oppose to just a bench or table with lamps or wall of photos, I wanted something different.  We had made these two upholstered ottomans and wall mounted backs.

The backs use the same bench fabric mixed with cream "pleather" and antique gold nail heads.  A simple mirror is then attached slightly above center.  Kinda love this look! 

Landings  don't have to be dull, that's for sure !


Install of the Day !

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I have a client with a 21 year old daughter who's on her way home from studying abroad.  It was time to update her room a bit.  The pink and green we installed years ago was pretty but we were all tired of it.  This space only needed a few minor tweaks !!!  Paint, a little wall paper, new curtains, rug and a pillow or two.  Keith even repainted the art he created way back by simply painting over a few circles in the new colors.  Simple fixes - major change !!

Take a look at the plan . . .

So the plan included painting over all the lime green in the room and changing everything to white and grey.  Happily all the furniture we chose way back was white so it made it easy.

Take a look at the landing area we changed up !

And the details I incorporated in the bedroom . . 

Fresh, clean and white . .  perfect for this style conscience 21 year old.

Quick fixes !!


Install of the Day !

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After leaving Carla's we head over to Lori Crowder's to finish up her kid's playroom.  Playrooms should be fun, but organization is more fun (for us Mom's).  Working back at the Crowder's house one of the last rooms I worked on was this playroom.  On the main floor, just off the hallway it needed to tie to the rest of the house with it's color palette.  With two boys and a little girl the look and colors need to be thought about as well !  Take a look at the inspiration I gave Lori.

So even though I chose to paint it grey to work with the house, punching it up with the curtains, rug, art and pillows did the trick in making it fun !

We added workable roman shades, a new sofa and rug and these great swivel chairs with fun graphic fabric.  The existing bookcase on the left wall was already there, but very shallow.  In order to hide some of the toys, I had new doors that pop out at different depths to create a clean yet functional look.  Very graphic and modern from the traditional look it had.

Loving the fun pillows !

Art, always important.  We flanked the back window with this pretty piece, along with our favorite Peace sign and Walrus . . . they jive and I love the detail.

Swivel chairs . . . perfect.

I can't believe we are almost done at Lori's house . . . boo.  She's been so fun to work with.  Last project, their outdoor space.  Pulling pieces at the moment, stay tuned !!!

Install of the Day !

Hi !

Yesterday Maggie and I did more running around adding accessories and finishing up three installs. With Mekenzie with us she captured all the details that make a room finished and perfect !

This job with the Fuller's was a very thoughtful project.  Carla is a glass of wine in hand, night time ponder, she's thoughtful.  Much less impulsive than I am which is a quality I admire !  She came to me asking for help with various things around her new Myers Park home.  We consulted on paint colors for the lounge, wall paper and lighting in the powder room, and most recently her Great Room. Great it turned out to be !  She wanted to neutralize everything furniture wise then pop the space with one of her favorite colors, orange.  I breezed in yesterday and filled the space with accessories to finish the look.  Let me give you a looksy . . .

It's a large room and we chose to do two 100" custom sofas in a pale grey with a coordinating pair of swivel chairs in a similar color, different texture.  The base of the sofas and base of the pleather ottoman were also stained in a grey wash - all very complimentary of each other.

I styled up her bookcase yesterday and added two large fiddle figs, art and this gorgeous orchid yesterday.

We popped in ottomans as an added touch.  All the metal details give a nod to the amazing antique brass accents in her new kitchen.

I love this space will all the natural light and soothing lines and colors.

Just the few pops of orange give it so much life.

One of my all time favorite swivel chairs - great lines and comfort.

Such a fun day adding all the beauty !!