November 9, 2010

Client Update

by Shelly

I just LOVE getting updates on my e-decorating projects! Since I’m not there in person, I rely on my clients to send me photos of the progress. Unfortunately, some of my clients (you know who you are ladies!) are not too good at this.  However, my first e-decorating client in Massachusetts is a doll! She just posted photos of her lovely redone dining room and I am thrilled with the results. Here are some before and afters of this project…

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The one thing I love about this client is she is NOT afraid of bold pattern.  Many people are so scared of prints, pattern and color that it makes it difficult to design a room for them!  She wanted to keep her heirloom mahogany dining room table and chairs, as well as the fabulous Bettina drapes and chair cushions which she made herself. Go Jessie!  The rest of the room needed to be revamped…so that’s what we did!

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My little DIY’er client was a rockstar…she and her hubby built the skirted buffet after I suggested she add something like this to soften all the hard edges in the room.  The piece is also perfect for storing serving pieces and/or wine!  The crystal lamps and the gilt mirror add more glam and a touch of modern to the otherwise traditional room.  The chandelier made the biggest inpact on the room though!  It instantly updated the space and gave it a strong dose of design!

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We kept the color of the walls, since I thought by bringing out more of the navy in the botanical print fabric would help to tie it in with the room better.  However, I suggested adding some drama to the room by painting the ceiling a high gloss bright white.  Just that little touch really helped to make the light in the room more dramatic and glamorous! Here is an older snapshot of right after the ceiling was painted in the high gloss AND we switched out the rug to a more neutral one…

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The only thing we can’t see in these photos are the new navy wing chairs we added to the head of table. Adding more upholstered pieces again, softens the hard edges, makes it feel more cozy, brings out more of the navy in the fabric and updates a very traditional dining set.  All in all, I am just pleased with the outcome and happy that my clients have a room they are proud to entertain in!

*If you need help with creating the home of your dreams, then please contact me!  I would love to work with you!*

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Sally November 9, 2010 at 7:49 pm

Wow, what a great space for entertaining. I love the buffet! So elegant and glam at the same time.

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Decor Girl November 10, 2010 at 4:14 pm

Nice job Shelly! E decorating is great fun isn’t it? It is a great way for people to connect with designers when they don’t have one in their town, are intimidated, or just have a few simple questions.

Kudos on the buffet. It is so much more exciting to look at and helps with creating warmth in a room typically filled with piece after piece of wood.

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