We are in the thick of baseball and Lacrosse season. It's making me slightly crazy, but in the best way.
This was a busy week with new and current clients. Let's dish.
The cottage project has drapes in her sun room! We also decided on fabric for her custom roman shades in the master bedroom. Windows are no joke, my friends. What you cover them with can make or break your room. These beautiful drapes were sewn by Laura Taylor Studio. Laura is a talent.
I would love this view from my sink...trees everywhere and the river below. When my photographer, Tracy, takes real pictures of the whole house, you'll be amazed by the view.
I treated her slider the same way I did mine. No vertical plastic blinds. Get some fabric and hang your drapes as high and wide as you can.
And just for fun, remember when the room looked like this? The walls hadn't even been painted yet.
The Rockford Reno-- you know, the kitchen client that ripped down the wall of their dining room and now it's a gigantic kitchen? Their pendants arrived! It's pretty clear the kitchen is still under construction. That is, unless counters, appliances, and tile aren't important to you. But I'm thrilled with the pendants. I love their shape and can't wait to get them up!
The cabinets are White Dove by Benjamin Moore, and we are using a matte, white, glass subway tile all the way to the ceiling. The hood will be installed in that spot once the tile is finished.
Then there's this pesky thing I'm doing called re-branding my business. I'm slowly making the change from "A Delightful Design" to "Abby M. Interiors". The website is nearly done but it's just a lot of detail work and content that needs to be written...I hope you love it.
Last night, after a lacrosse game in 90 degree weather, I made this recipe from Pinterest. I found it through Rene and then earlier this week Megan made this chicken. So I had to try! Very good. Chicken, herbed goat cheese, red pepper, basil, and finished off with bacon all the way around.
There's nothing like ending a post with a something wrapped in bacon. Am I right?
Inevitably, if a project I'm working on involves lighting, I will get a slightly panicked phone call from my client saying that the light is too big. This can happen before the light is even installed, or the light is installed but nothing else in the room is finished. Lamps are not excluded from this!
But here's the thing...
They have always liked the room in the end.
What seems out of place and crazy in the moment always fits in the bigger picture.
When it comes to lighting, it's nearly always the right choice to go big!
One of my kitchen clients was nervous about her new pendants yesterday, but I think I talked her off the lighting cliff. ;-) Today I'm going to share some LARGE scale lighting over kitchen islands. There are so many components to a room and I always prefer the lighting to make a statement.