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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Living Space

So on to the living space. Here is the breakfast area:

At first we were working with her curtains. Hate to replace good things. But in this case they are just too dark for the area.  But to brighten it up, I came up with an easy fix and planned to paint it a bright blue or add a neutral grasscloth to make it feel better. In this picture you can see a close up of her fabric.

But, the more we talked I realized she is much more funky than her house led me to believe. And then we came up with this:

This breakfast area is open to the living area. Its a nice big space and I'm still working on a few things here. Which means we may have to edit the breakfast area because I want it to flow.


And our plans:

Which is your favorite?

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Office Update

Whew! January came and I hit the ground running. A few clients I finished up with-things we just couldn't complete before the holidays, and I have started on a few new projects. One I had to hit full speed. My client is a tennis coach and her season starts TODAY. So we had this month to get a house plan in order. We still have a few decisions to make but we are headed in the right direction.

Let's start with her office:

Requirements- storage, seat/sleep combo, cool desk
Here are the combos I came up with-She already picked one, but I'd love to hear your favorite!

 And here is our moodboard. The only thing we are switching out is the sofa-doing a grey one instead. Also, we plan to paint the ceiling purple and add a fun light.

Tomorrow I'll show you her living spaces!

Friday, January 10, 2014

My Kitchen

When I designed our house, my husband was only concerned with our kitchen. He is the cook after all. So I made it the most neutral room in the house. Definitely added a little fun in our breakfast area which is where the girls and I play while he cooks dinner. And you can see I have a splash of color in the windows. But it is time for a little more. Here is my kitchen now:

And soon my new stools will  be here:

Covered in this. CAN'T WAIT.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Foyer Wallpaper

Happy New Year!

I took a long break and spent some much needed time with my girls ( and husband) over the holidays. But now it's time to get back into the swing of things. It's been about six months since I've had the itch to do something new in my own home and thought I would share some of the projects I am working on. If you follow me on Instagram you know I am having a hard time deciding on my foyer wallpaper. Before we moved in I knew I would use Nina Campbell's Paradiso. It has all the colors that bring the front of my home together. It is so beautiful but now that the rooms on each side of my foyer are so heavy (in color) I'm having second thoughts. It is much easier for me to decorate others homes. When it comes to my own, I am wanting to change things all of the time! So here are the wallpapers we have narrowed it down to:

Also- I wish I could just put at the top of this blog a disclaimer that reads "I know a lot of the phone pictures I post are terrible quality. I do not think they look good." But with a baby on my leg and another about to fall down the stairs in her princess high heels I take a lot of these pictures as quickly as possible. So back to the foyer- I love this Michele Armas painting which is on the wall to the right. I don't want to take away from it because its the star of the foyer.

Don't you love how the pink play kitchen matches my Madeline Weinrib rug? Just kidding. But I kind of do.

And the living room on the left-which over the holidays and most days really, becomes a catch-all room for client purchases, Craigslist finds etc. So it looks like a hot mess full of pretty things, but too many pretty things. And some ugly things. 

 And the dining room on the left:
Which if you look at my other home photos you will see its much brighter than this silly phone snapshot.

And my cute little Nancy B Westfall art by the front door:

So here are a few closeups so you can see the real deal:

So tell me, which one would you pick?

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