Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Then I was back for two days doing this...
And now I am off to do this...
I'm glad I registered early!
I fully intended to tell you all about the vacation, which was wonderful BTW, and give you an update on Project Love, but you saw the picture ~ I am not kidding, that is what I looked like for these past two days.
I'll fill you in on the vacation, Project Love, and the Conference when I get back.
It's time to pack.... again!
Monday, August 23, 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Breathtaking glass bead wallpaper surrounds...
This chair treatment is just like this...
Beautiful and restrained from the front ~ daring and delicious from the back.
This project is getting exciting. I don't think Mike is excited about what's to come ;)
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Sunday, August 15, 2010
The beautiful custom medallions are installed in the dining room.
The powder room switch plates are painted the same color as the walls. I wanted them to fade completely into the background to not detract from the eventual sconces.
Mission accomplished. Make sure you use switch plates that are specifically for painting or have your painter properly prime and paint the existing ones to prevent chipping.
The exiting dining room chairs begin there journey to stardom.
Here is a shot of the living room, family room, and dining room from the foyer at this phase. This is such an important view. It is the first visual sweep of one's home when guests enter.
Family room ~ notice the wonderful coffer ceiling.
I am linking with Between Naps on the Porch Metamorphosis Monday. I haven't linked in a while and this project is certainly a metamorphosis.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Plastic sheets ~ a wonderful invention. Keeps the dust to a minimum. What's behind the veil?
More mess on its way to fabulous...
One of the guys did not have a mask on while sanding. I lovingly yelled at him...
Oh boy. Hey, there's one of the custom medallions though...
Here's the thing... there was a mess in every public space in the home... except for the kitchen... that comes later. It is simply unkind to have each room a complete mess. The homeowner must be able to sit somewhere :) I like this console very much. I'm reusing it. I am reusing several of their existing pieces ~ just breaking up the sets though. Harmony = Unity + Diversity. The broken sets will provide a nice flow element to the public spaces as well as unity. I am bringing in the diversity.
Wow! You may recall the television was over their magnificent fireplace. It was the view from the foyer. I moved the television to the side and lowered it to a comfortable viewing height. This leaves the fireplace ready and able to showcase a fantastic piece of art. My clients opened their minds regarding the art. It was a wonderful moment. My pride for them just beamed.
Yeah, yeah... you again. No worries ~ all will be right in the world again when I am done with you.
And of course, my Lauren being a ham bone in the foyer with her hair a complete funny mess. You fit right in my love.
For those running, screaming away from your computer at the sight of these photos, those are symptoms of PRSD (Post Redecorating Stress Disorder). I have a cure for that though ~ click here to find it out. Take two of those (any one will do) and recover over a nice long weekend ;)
Monday, August 9, 2010
Here are some before pictures...
Yes, this is where the home with the foyer window issue...
All in all, not to shabby. They worked with a designer previously but it just didn't hit a home run for them. He wants "Wow!" But as I walked through the home I couldn't help but notice the demur aspects that were clearly hers and needed to be respected. I few things were clear ~ the palette included hues of orange, green, and neutrals. They love orange, green, and neutrals ~ just not some of the ones currently in their home. There are a couple of surprises though. When I opened the powder room door ~ it revealed purple walls and I thought 'Ahhhh passion is hidden beneath the surface here.' So my job is to give them demur, secretly passionate Wow. I can do that ;)
Sunday, August 8, 2010
We were discussing it yesterday. One would typically center the foyer chandelier in the window, which is exactly what they did. Their current chandelier is so high though it just looks wrong. My association to it is looking up and woman's dress ~ a distasteful position. They thought that was a funny and an accurate description of looking at the chandelier. I will show you I am doing to take the focus away from this builder's blunder next week. But first I am interested in your thoughts and ideas on how you would 'correct' this situation.
Thursday, August 5, 2010
What do you see?