9.03.2013

Install of the Day !

Hi There . . .

Ashley Burlingame called in the hopes of bringing my husband Keith, out of retirement and re-do the stained, diamond pattern floor we had done about 10 years ago.  He agreed . . . and after we finished we decided to take on a new paint color and decor in the kitchen and adjoining family room.  She was ready for a fresh look.

Ashley and I go way back . . . years.  We worked together forever ago on her daughter's room as well as her remodeled kitchen.  Way back when "faux finishing" was the thing, I glazed her family room and kitchen walls in a warm gold - yep sure did.  At the time (circa 2002 maybe) that French Country gold look was fab.  Today, not so much.  I haven't done a faux finish in about 8 years and not sure it should ever come back.  The color palate as well, was very late '90's.  It was time to freshen up, and change things.  We all wanted a cleaner, crisper feel.  Less cluttered and brighter.

Take a look at where I started . . .




Now Ashley loved the bright Kelly Green with just a touch of pink.  I couldn't wait to show her these boards for the kitchen and family room.



We finished up late last week, while they were away for Labor Day, and it was a nice surprise to come home to !


A clean color palate of white and pale grey.  The bookcases also received an eye popping kelly green back wall color.  I took the curtains down completely, didn't need them.  Recovered 2 of her chairs and added new pillows.


Keith created this simple and bold piece of art.  Venetian Plaster and Tar, it's striking over the mantle.


A little bookcase styling was key.



And always my go-to for a little something fresh and beautiful.  Campbell's Greenhouse here in Charlotte - Thanks to Jessie for these gorgeous hot pink orchids.



The details always make the room, a little Asian inspired leg, a little nail head trim.


We moved into the kitchen as well with new cornices and romans, recovered the chair seats with a pop of hot pink snake skin vinyl and also recovered two more chairs.  

I am still waiting for my F.Schumacher trim detail for these chairs . . . just have to pop it on later . . (back orders will be the death of me)


It's such a clean and crisp space now !  

Thanks Ashley.






1 comment:

  1. I love the green and hot pink. My favorites are those lamps by the sofa in the den.

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