Install of the Day !

Hi !

Like I mentioned.. Maggie's been busy.  Not only did she load a headboard in her Jeep and drive it up to one of her biggest client's in Richmond, Virginia last week (#gettingitdone), she finished off and with Mekenzie, shot a couple of her latest projects.  I'll let her take over here...

We all know I love a neutral color pallet.. especially black and white. After getting to know this client
pretty well through the design process on the first floor, I knew I wanted the color scheme to stay neutral upstairs as well.. while bringing in some fun whimsical prints.

Starting off in the master, I used a dark graphic wallpaper to really anchor the room. This master bedroom is a bit long and narrow, it needed something to break up all of the grey walls and create a focal point. Mixing in some darker accents with the dip dyed curtains and the black bedside tables also helped ground this space, it defiantly needed some weight and depth. Mixing in some cream tones helped bring in warmth to the bedroom. When using a black and white, it can sometimes come across cold. Make sure you throw in some texture and warmer tones throughout the space to cut through the sharp contrast.

Check it out..

We then moved onto the nursery, I loved creating this space. They are expecting twins (any day now) a girl and a boy, so keeping this room neutral was a must. We both loved the whimsical bird wallpaper, mixed with the graphic rug which gave it a little punch. The vibe in here is calming and soothing (with a little boho ) which was exactly what we were going for.. 

Room for two !

Love the tied back to the first phase of our project together . . .

From design boards to real life, love seeing them side by side! 

photos by Mekenzie Loli

Rustic glam

Hi !

Who doesn't love a little bit of metallic and shine?  I mentioned in a previous post (here) about my master bedroom, how I love metallic but not wanting an overly glam look since I tend to like a space that leans a little more on the casual side ( but I can get fancy when I need to... )

No only mixing finishes, but also mixing different design styles together is a fun way to achieve a cool eclectic space.  I love the look of an overly ornate gold mirror paired with a simple wood console or a crystal chandelier playing off of a brick wall. The contrast of the two styles creates a funky and fun focal point.  Metal and wood playing off each other will never get old..

I especially love this foyer, with the oversized vintage mirror. This is a perfect example of mixing styles, materials and finishes together to create an over all collected look. Oddly enough, my favorite piece is the sleek lighting fixture thrown in there unexpectedly. The metallic gold inside the shade of the light really ties everything together. The simple bare wood console takes this mirror from overly ornate glamour, to toned down and chic. 

Here's a peak at a cool project I'm working on that defiantly has a " rustic glam " feel to it ! 

Is a mix of rustic and glam going to be apart of your next room? 


Install of the Day !

Hi There !

Nothing I love more than seeing design boards come to life.  Maggie has been on such a roll over the past few months pretty much working through the holidays and each weekend !  (Her upcoming vacation to England and Ireland is so well deserved and way past due)  But she has created some beautiful spaces.  Recently finished and shot by our in house photographer, Mekenzie Loli.  I wanted to take a minute to brag on this one she created that I particularly love, as well as the beautiful images Mekenzie captured.  I am lucky to have these two on my team.  She started working with Mallory Zvara last year on her kid's rooms and home office and continued into the dining room and family room.  It's all coming together as a whole and I am thrilled with the overall vibe going on here.

Take a look at the design boards she created for the living space and the finished product !

A neutral palette with the black and white I love and the softness of a touch of ice blue and a little mint that Maggie particularly loves...

A fresh white with striking black french doors.  A touch of wall paper on the fireplace wall to give it a little depth.  How about that coffee table and accent chairs, my favorite for sure.

She chose two of Kristen Bleakney's art pieces to add light color, and take a peek at the hand painted polka dot her client already had done !  Love that.

The fab coffee table sits on one of our favorite Stark carpets, cut to fit the space.

Cozy yet fresh and airy. 

I had already fallen in love with the home office she completed last year - take a look.  It's pretty perfect with a gorgeous papered ceiling, long storage piece and simple desk and accessories.

Great detail in this space, and another Stark carpet cut to fit.  Perfect.

The dining room was another space recently completed.  

The window treatments are one of my favorite elements, as is the large chandelier.

photos by Mekenzie Loli

Table set, ready to entertain.  Great job - love it all !