Monday, January 28, 2013

Starting a Living Room and Dining Room Installation!

My apologies for phone pics but I forgot to bring my camera. But I began a dining room installation and a living room install this past Friday. There are several main elements not quite ready like the dining room chairs, living room chandelier, abstract painting etc. Once the rooms are finished I will have better photographs taken. It has been a pleasure working with my client on their weekend country home. She had the main pieces purchase already and was looking for tables, artwork, window treatments and lighting to tie it all in together. She decided on using an interior decorator because she realized that everything she was purchasing was looking so traditional and she wanted more or an eclectic feel. Here are a few pics I wanted to share. More to come!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

A Sneak Peek of a Dining Room Element!

I have been working on a dining room design that is about to totally come together within the next couple of weeks! I love everything about this design and hopefully you do too! The client requested a bold statement with the dining room chairs, here is a sneak peek of 6 of 8 chairs!

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

New Love: Mission Ave Studio!

I haven't posted about a favorite website in a while and this has become one of them!! Mission Ave Studio is a great resource for incorporating vintage updated furnishings for your home.

"Our mission is to deliver totally revitalized classic antique furniture frames. Our workmanship, custom painting and upholstery are of the highest quality. And our creativity in choosing colors and fabrics is hip, modern and at the cutting edge of interior design. All of our products are 100% authentic, vintage restorations. Every piece is a work of art and one of a kind. Our artist and designer spare no expense to bring you some of the highest quality antique furniture products on the market today. Every piece is handcrafted and original. We give every piece of furniture a name to really bring it to life. We go to great lengths to pick out the highest quality antique and vintage pieces that qualify for our revitalization process."

If anything, this website will give you some fabulous ideas for grandma's chair you inherited that is sitting in your garage. It may inspire you to look at a piece you are already using with fresh eyes. Here are some of the goodies they have. Enjoy your day and stay indoors, New Jersey is in a deep freeze!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Alivia's Purple Inspired Design Board!

My dear friends little girl Alivia is about to have her own room for the very first time! Her mom wants to surprise her with a room that is girly but also a room that she can grow into as she gets older. She loves having friends sleep over, so having extra sleeping space is essential. She loves the color purple too! So her mom reached out to me for some design ideas and I have put together this board labeled as #1. I will work up some other options but I have to say I love this!

Starting with my favorite element is the first sample in the far upper left hand corner of geometric wallpaper that would line the walls in her room. The larger geometric fabric would be an accent somewhere in the room. The chinoiserie fabric which is amazing would be the fabric for a few european pillows and a duvet cover that would accent the adorable white and aqua bedding from Serena & Lily. The area rug from Lulu and Georgia and the curtain panels are also from Serena & Lily. Sweet bone inlaid side tables, white gourd lamps, cute elephant stool and mirror from Ballard Designs are the perfect accents to the room. What do you think, do you love or just like it?

Client Dining Room Design Board

I have been busy with a couple of clients these past few months and designs are finally coming together. I am sharing below a basic design board for a client that lives in a historical federal colonial. The rooms have great bones with amazing architecture and wood floors. She desired an eclectic feel but had already purchased quite a few pieces of traditional furniture. So I had to incorporate these pieces in the design. For example, she had her dining room table, sofa, chairs etc. So I came up with this board for her dining room. I am loving the results so far but we are far from being being completed. When that happens, hopefully within the next couple of weeks, I will get some great before and after photos to share with you. For now I hope this is enough....