Thursday, August 27, 2015

Budget Friendly Kitchen Update!

Kitchen renovations can be done on a budget and achieve an overall new and fresh vibe! I worked on updating this kitchen on a small budget of $3500. The decision was made to purchase a mix of used and new appliances, removing some and painting the existing cabinets, tile back splash, honed marble counter tops, undermount sink, faucet and new door with trim and paint! We had custom end panels built and new crown molding installed to create a more custom look and to have the refrigerator have that built in look. We chose Wetstone Gray by Martha Stewart for the lower cabinets and Cabinetcoat White for the upper cabinets. I am pretty happy with end result and feels like a brand new kitchen! Sorry I only have a couple of photos below...

Monday, February 9, 2015

Office Reveal Today!

Today I am sharing a recent office design that is now complete! It was such a fun project to work on and we could not be happier with the results! My initial design plan suggested this soft aqua grass cloth which was initially resisted by my client because it not a color she has been drawn to in the past. But after further discussion and visiting additional options, she agreed to go with the my original suggestion. This is a common series of discussions when working with clients and it is such an enjoyable aspect of interior design.

We started actually with the amazing desk found on One King Lane. We had to snap up the desk before it was sold out and we used it as the basis of the design plan. The plan included the beautiful built-ins, raised paneling and window seat which incorporates functional file drawers and extra storage built and installed by my hubby Adam Briant of Briant General Contracting. After all, this is  an office that needs to be practical but beautiful as well!

Hope you love these after shots as much as we do!

Have a wonderful week and thanks for reading!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Bonus Room Reveal!

Over the past year I have worked on a few projects that have finally reached completion and I am ready to share them! My clients recently moved into their new home and had a very large bonus room above the garage that they wanted to turn into a coastal retreat for their family to relax in. The clients have 2 boys and wanted the fabrics that were used on the upholstery to be stain resistant yet beautifully comfortable. Their preference was a navy sectional sofa and all the fabrics that we decided on were Sunbrella fabrics for easy wear and tear. 

The final results!

The carpeting and ceiling fan are the only remaining item in the room that we began with. Applied moldings were added to the wall, rustic ceiling beams were installed, custom size sea grass rug was made, designer fabrics were sewn into pillows and on the upholstered chairs and sofa and the vintage rattan card table & chairs found on a local website all come together so nicely in this beautiful room. Again this a true blend of high and low end furnishings that make the room easy to live in and relax. The accessories were added by my client, didn't she do an amazing job!

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Lovin' One Kings Lane ART!!

I was perusing OKL today for some artwork and I thought there was quite a few great options for the modern girl in you and more on the traditional side as well. They are all still available but maybe not for long. You should pop over to take a look!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Beautiful Room of the Day!

I have come across this room before and it always stops me in my tracks! The skillful use of color makes this room inviting and just gears me up for autumn colors and the cozy feel of crisp air like we are having this morning in NJ!

Monday, August 4, 2014

A Few Small Project Updates!

I wanted to share a few small projects that I have been working on with some clients. There are some BIG reveals coming shortly and that is what has been taking up my time lately. Just putting the finishing touches on rooms can take months. In the meantime, my husband and I collaborated on the craft room in the photos below (don't you love the wallpaper my client picked out!) and I also designed this small powder room. Enjoy the photos and I will posting shortly a few more projects! These photos were sent to me by our clients, sorry for the lack of clarity but you get the picture!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Board and Battan Siding Yes or No?

The house we have been renting is going back on the market......we have lived in the house for just about 9 months now and we love many aspects of the house like the beautiful lake view especially now and the close proximity to outdoor activities that we love like paddle boarding, hiking and biking. There are some things that would definitely have to go and/or be changed as well. One on top of our priority list is the windows, exterior doors and siding. We would tackle this job right after a new garage/mudroom and master bath spaces get framed. So we have been crunching numbers and ideas and I think we have decided on the direction we want to move in if we decided to make an offer. I envision an organic, simply clean palette with contrast of light and dark with wood tones. These photos are so inspiring and if things go the way I am feeling, this will probably be very close to the style and color scheme we want!