Monday, December 30, 2013

Budget Friendly Bedroom Makeover in NJ!

I recently did a simple bedroom makeover on a really tight budget! I tried to stay as close to twelve hundred dollars as possible and I think the result is pretty nice! Coral/orange was the pop of color that was decided on based on this inspiration photo below.

Here are the before shots of the space:

Below are the after shots:

Emily Clark gave me this great DIY idea that she posted about here. I think they came out pretty nice!

Oooops the pillows are not set the same, sorry.....

One Kings Lane Headboard:  $400
Calico Corners Fabric European Pillows: $35
West Elm Duvet: $90
Overstock Lamps: $160
Ikea Dressers: $200
Wisteria Mirror: $280
Pottery Barn Linen Drapes: $190
Target Drapery Rod: $35
Home Depot Woven Shade: $70

Thanks for reading today and have a wonderful day!!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Moroccan Pouf, Yes Please!

Using moroccan poufs in some of my interior design plans adds such a fun, whimsical and practical element to a room. One of my client's was unsure to agree to a light sky blue one for her coastal bonus room. I sent her some of these images to show her how they are so versatile with any type of decor, from traditional to coastal inspired design. Below are some expressions of fellow decorators about these great pieces!

Multi talented Moroccan footrests - practical, fun and enhance the decor!"
I am a huge fan of Moroccan poufs. They are great extra seating. They are great footrests. They are both exotic and modern, and they come in a rainbow of colors.
I am a huge fan of Moroccan poufs. They are great extra seating. They are great footrests
Poufs or small stools can be used as tables, footrests or extra seating and are easily tucked away when not in use."

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Feeling Blue......

can you find the common thread in both rooms? what I find interesting is how the same artwork is used in each space and yet the vibe of the spaces are very different. one feels light and airy and other dark and moody. i have been using varying shades of blue lately in my designs but for very different reasons. cobalt blue and navy are great colors for a very masculine feel  & aqua and robins egg blue are great for a coastal vibe. what blue shades are your favorite? my readers please share with me below in the comment box, your feedback is precious to me!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Sneak Peek of a Coastal Inspired Bonus Room!

I have been incognito these days because I have honestly been so busy with clients. I am taking on a new assistant to help when I need it. I want to be involved in every aspect of the design and implementation but I need someone to help me with running errands, returning samples and assisting during my design presentations. So thanks for hanging in there and being faithful to my blog!

Below is a tease of a recent bonus room that I have been working on, enjoy!

Below is a basic design plan I put together to help my client visualize the space.

Here is the rooming coming together with the board and batten paneling, bookcases, beams, rug and fresh paint! Do you love it as much as we do? The furnishings will be installed by the end of December/ January.

I would love to hear your thoughts??

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

A Client's Family Room Before and After Reveal!

Over the past few months I have been working closely with a beautiful family from Warren NJ on their family room! It is such a great space right off of their kitchen that is used every day as the hub of the families activities. My client contacted me in the spring and expressed their hope to have it finished by the summers end. They provided me with the basis of the room because they already had their hearts set on this beautiful sectional from Arhaus. We decided on a gorgeous charcoal velvet microfiber and the design took shape. My client's were such a pleasure to work for and my hope was to create a room that was comfortable and timeless. Here are the before pictures:

We decided to lighten the wall color, add a larger base molding and replace the carpet with a durable wood flooring. The sofa they selected was a perfect fit in the room and we brought texture and color in with pillows, accessories, area rug and ottoman. I love the addition of traditional elements like the sconces, ottoman, stools and media console with the more clean lined sofa. We incorporated a beautiful spruce green with the pillows and other elements in the room. Additional tables, lighting and art work remain to be chosen by the homeowner but they are happy with the results thus far and so am I! So enough of me chatting away, here are the after shots!

My client's have agreed to let me share the details of my resources with you!

Sofa: Arhaus
Ottoman: LEE Industries
Media Console: Restoration Hardware
Sconces: Regina Andrew
Stools and Accessories: Design Studio of Somerville
Pillows: Calico Corners and Fabric Yard
Mirror: Wisteria
Drapes and Blinds: Calico Corners
Rug: Pottery Barn

Thanks for reading and please leave me your thoughts about the room below, I would love to read them!!

Monday, September 23, 2013

A Beautiful Room and a Sneak Peek of Client's Family Room!

So I have been crushing on this room for months now, I LOVE IT! The combination of yellow, mint and pops of fuchsia are amazing. This room exemplifies how you can incorporate primary colors into your eclectic design plans. Of course the bones of the room speak for themselves, the windows and fireplace surround are stunning but hopefully this image inspires you to take a leap with a room in your home!

Below are a couple of shots of a recent family room install that is just gorgeous! I will be sharing full details and photos sometime within the next week or so!

Have a great week!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

A Navy Dining Room Reveal!

I finally had some time to get a few photos of a dining room I finished a while ago. The spring and summer months just flew by and things are starting to slow down a bit.

My client who is the author of the great blog Everything Fitabulous, wanted to update her dining room. It was very traditional with dark warm tones that complemented her beautiful dining room set. They really loved what they had and so did I! So we came up with a plan incorporating a love of traditional classic furniture! She wanted blue to be the main color highlighted and that is just what we did. Here are pictures of the spaces before - sorry for the bad photo taking:

Here are the after shots:

We began by lightening the rooms wall color and adding a fresh coat of paint the the trim. Again, this room is a perfect blend of high and low end furnishings. We selected this beautiful bold ikat navy fabric for the drapes made at Calico Corners in Short Hills NJ for a dramatic effect and chose wrought iron hardware from Restoration Hardware for the windows. My client is not afraid to get her hands dirty and she tackled reupholstering the chairs herself in that gorgeous navy velvet, didn't they come out great! The lamps, rug, planters, mirror and linens were all at very good price points and gave my client considerable savings. The ceiling fixture and lamp in the entry way connected are higher end pieces but they really give that area it's own individual style. The only item left is a chandelier which we are working on!

Well, that is all I have for today. I really hoped you enjoyed this reveal! My client's are thrilled with the final result and that is always what is most important to me!

Please contact me for design services!