October 11, 2011

bright and happy

by Shelly

To say that these clients have been a joy to work with would be an understatement.  It makes my job so much more enjoyable when you click with the people you’re working with!  We’re still tweeking things and waiting for a few more elements to come in, but I did a mini install today and I wanted to share the living room with you.

PLEASE…excuse the bad iPhone pics! I wasn’t thinking…and didn’t bring my good camera.

Here is the before.

This home was a bit of a flip, so when my clients bought the place they immediately wanted to make it feel more like home and less like a rental.  Their furniture had been with them WAY too long and they aren’t even big fans of red! You wouldn’t guess that by all that red in the room huh?

Here is the other side of the room. Yes, that is a pretty poorly made built in bookcase, but we’re keeping it for now.  We’ll make it look good with the right accessories and styling!

And the AFTER…part 1!

We purchased a new sectional with a fabulous faux linen that is actually kiddo friendly!!  This family has not one, but three of the cutest girls you’ve ever seen.  Tiring just thinking about it! Ha!  Because there is polyester in the fabric, it will act more like a microfiber and help to clean up well. Peanut butter fingers and sofas are usually NOT friends!

Then we added a fun, happy botanical print on the pillows with ocean/beach inspired colors, as well as some chocolate linen ones to ground the light colored sofa. The table is VERY sturdy and is made out of iron and recycled wood. The lamp adds a bit of fun to the room and was quite a cheap find from all the ‘SPENCY tripod lamps out there!

Oh, and notice the windows?  The bad home center red silk drapes were the first thing to go! In their place we added 2 1/2″ wood slat blinds.  Shutters would have been nice, but since we were on a fairly tight budget AND the family plans to do a major remodel to the house in the future…this was an easy fix. Some inexpensive Ikea drapes might also be a nice addition sometime in the near future.

The room is still coming together, but I can’t WAIT to show you how we inexpensively, transformed their dining and kitchen area!  WHAT A CHANGE!

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Suzanne Barnes October 12, 2011 at 1:50 am

You should be proud – great job.

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