Install of the Day !

Hi All...

Spring is here !  I love seeing the daffodils come up.   There's nothing like freshening up your living space to get you in the mood for this time of year. I wrapped up my day today with adding the finishing touches to Carol Burgess' living room. She's a breath of Spring in and of herself - such fun to work with and so genuine.  She came to me wanting help pulling together her main family room.   It's a large room that flows into the kitchen and breakfast room, so we needed to tie it all together. Her leather sofa and large .. gorgeous painting were keepers, and I liked them... we wanted to update the rest.  

Take a look at a few ideas I came up with to pull it together . .

I suggested adding a bold pattern on two new chairs with different arm styles from the sofa for a more eclectic look.  I then mixed in more navy, as well as a trim, a little graphic and a dose of chevron.

All these layers were just what this room needed to bring it new life.  Take a look at the finished product.  We added two amazing lamps, chairs, a new round ottoman with a great trim detail, window treatments and a handful of accessories.

We decided to add a little more navy in the way of grass cloth to the back of her built ins at the last minute.  That added just the depth it needed, and I found the most amazing art with just that additional pop of color.  

Just looks so pulled together now.

all photos by Mekenzie France

Thanks so much Carol for all your kind words and open trust !!  It's been a joy working with you !


  1. love the chairs, the ottoman detail, the grasscloth backing in the bookcase, the curtains...pretty much everything.

  2. Thanks Crystal ! She was a game, fun client !