We also installed Betsy Reid's main living space this week. I loved working with Betsy and looking forward to heading back out to help her with a little Christmas decorating. Betsy first learned of us when visiting the March of Dimes Designer House I did, and then came to see my house on the home tour last Spring. I think she learned I wasn't afraid of color and mixing all sorts of styles. The eclectic combination of modern, vintage, classic, graphic and organic you'd say is my thing and I know is hers as well !
Take a look at her before shot. After meeting Betsy and seeing images of some of the pieces in her home she had collected, I knew right away that this builder-beige room was killing her and I wanted to help right away !
The first and main thing she wanted was to replace was her sofa . . I wanted to give her one similar to mine and I wanted to add a big splash of color . . she was game.
We finished up yesterday and with Mekenzie in toe took these shots . . Take a look at the finished product.
Phase no. 2 . . . taking the new cool grey from the living space into the halls and kitchen and transforming the open concept dining room. Of course my wheels were spinning when I designed the living space, with thoughts for the dining room as our next project.
I want to paint her wainscotings a deep peach and add a wall paper chair rail up. This amazing peacock pattern, which I have done in the black version is such a stunning paper. The colors are perfect with the combination I used in the family room.
Being a collector of all things good, I want to paint her mid century dining table black to ground this room and keep it from looking too light and pastel.
I also want to add to long parson style console tables on each side wall with large lamps in a dark color to again ground the room.
She has an amazing photo she took on a trip, similar to this one. Don't be afraid to layer art on a busy paper !
Looking forward to our Christmas styling and dining room tweaking . . . stay tuned.