Happy New Year everyone! I thought a great way to start the new year would be to go back to my roots and share my projects and the process behind them. It's harder to explain all of that through Instagram, so I'm bringing back my 'On the Boards' series to showcase what designs are in process, and ultimately installed, with all the details in between.
This is one of my favorite clients, I've nearly completed her entire house, but today we're looking at the formal living room. You can check out some of the completed rooms here, I still have more to photograph (as usual).
My client has some amazing pieces that we're going to keep, the art, lamps and side tables, but everything else is going. Take a look at the room as it is now.
The room has great features like this bay window and fireplace; it just needs a little makeover so it flows with the rest of the updated house.
My design for the space includes reupholstering the two existing lounge chairs in a pet-friendly crypton fabric, it's the prime napping spot for their puppy. I chose a warm palette, playing off the tones in the artwork, while adding in a pop of citron to tie into the adjacent kitchen. The house has a more traditional architecture, but the inside is a nice blend of contemporary and classic elements. I love mixing modern pieces like this coffee table and accent chairs with more traditional patterns to add sophistication.
Install is scheduled for mid-February, so stay tuned for the after pictures and more projects details.
Happy New Year!
I can't believe it's 2019, and my how it started with a bang! Being named one of Charlotte's Best Interior Designers by Charlotte Agenda was a huge honor and got me really pumped for what this year will bring. Better Homes and Gardens posted a shot of our house a few days later on Instagram, with our adorable Frenchie Tessa, could it get any better?
It's been a long time since I've blogged, but I always enjoyed it. With any new year, I look at what I want to achieve, so I've decided to tackle a few things professionally. I want to start blogging again and sharing the process with you; return to sharing my design boards and of course reveal photos, but one of my main goals is the finally become a Registered Architect. I started the process years ago, before having children, and since the state of North Carolina requires a license for anything dealing with architecture, I want to tackle the ARE once and for all! I already have the knowledge, and now I can offer this service to my clients in addition to Interior Design. It won't be easy, but I plan to blog about the journey, the ups and downs (hoping there aren't many downs) as I prepare for all SIX exams. I hope you'll be here for support, I would greatly appreciate some prayers too.
a mom, wife, designer, novice photographer and lipstick-a-holic who's always smiling and looking on the bright side.