Hello my darlings. One more day. Little engine that could over here. We think we can, we think we can. Today I am sharing a current project I am working on with a lovely client of mine who happens to be a fellow type A personality, witty and brutally honest. You know me. Obviously I love her. I love it when you shoot me straight with added humor. What more can one ask for? So we expedited the process and are quickly moving and implementing these design plans as the holidays are so rapidly approaching.
First up is her dining room. They just recently built this house, so luckily for us, tabula rasa (blank slate). Nothing I love more. Since the room has beautiful millwork, we decided to go with a rich toffee brown color to coat the walls, which will serve as a fabulous contrast between the white details. She already had some existing pieces that were meant to stay: dining room table, buffet (temporarily), rug and a china cabinet that was dying for a makeover. The china cabinet is to be painted with black lacquer and accented with turquoise shelving units. It is going to pop like a mother.Things that were added to the space? A fabulously serene abstract landscape, tufted seating, glam lighting, drama window treatments and the perfect accessories. This room is going to be so eclectic glam I cannot even stand it.
Moving on to the living room/kitchen area. Again, tabula rasa here, folks. My favorite. The builder painted everything in a sandy tan color, which I have to say, is not my thing. I do love a good neutral, but not one that matches a hide or some granular ground covering. The best shade to marry the open space of the living room and the kitchen was a milky light grey. This would allow the white trim and accents to really do their thing. I wanted a peaceful, livable yet fun space and I think that is totally what we have achieved.They have a large stone fireplace that does tend to darken things in the space. By us adding light greys, white accents and hues of pink and green, I think it is going to really brighten the space and make it the focal point of the home.
I told you. It is one big room, homey. The kitchen will continue with the light grey walls and also add a little funk and spunk into the joint. This room is the perfect juxtaposition between industrial, traditional, glam and functionality. The client already had an existing table that we decided that metal industrial chairs were definitely the way to go to mix it up. I love me some mix and match seating. She scored an amazing deal off of Craigslist (sans creepy CL story. Promise. She and I were texting constantly during the encounter. Buddy system. Buddy system.) She found these Ballard Designs nailhead barstools for like $200 total. I know. Sickening deal. Not telling you her city of residence. I know how greedy you all get. The space is balanced off with the perfect lighting combo: elegant neutral pendant and some industrial chrome drop lighting. What more can a couple ask for? Perfect example of a compromise here.
So there you have it. Our plan and we are sticking to it. She has a big event she is hosting early December, so we are quickly working our way through the process. Cannot wait to share updates with you all. Loves! XOXO