It's Monday! Let's dive right in. There are so many exciting opportunities and things happening with my little design company right now, and I can't wait to share them with you. But until then, I'll start by saying that I was so surprised by how many people do not like the look of grasscloth. I disagree with most of the comments, simply because there are so many versions of grasscloth these days that I really think it could work anywhere. Schumacher even makes a vinyl version which solves the cat problem of rubbing against the natural fibers. But I'm glad everyone has their own opinions! Thank you for sharing them!
If you'd like to see what the fuss is about, click here.
Today's post includes more grasscloth. :-) I've been working on an e-design of a stairway and entry over the weekend for a client in D.C.. This client is actually a friend from my hometown who lives in D.C. with her husband and daughter. It's always an honor when old friends trust me with their home!
Here is the landing. A new light, rug, and pillows have been selected.
The pillows would sit on this window seat. They really don't use the area for seating, but pillows would work wonders for dressing up the space.
I love all the details of their colonial house!
They have a gorgeous navy dining room, and a beige/gray living room. See that railing? It's too much. It's too long. I has to be moved to the other side. So strange what pieces make such a difference.
I gave them two options.
Design plan #1 has Thibaut grasscloth on the walls, mixed metal fixtures, wool rug for the landing and pillows for the window seat.
Design plan #2 uses Edgecomb Gray paint on the walls, a crystal and metal pendant in the entry, and an iron finish on the star fixture for the landing. The pillows and rug really bring it all together.
My clients have already made their choice and started ordering pieces. If we are lucky, they will share the after shots with us when it's done.
Which design would you chose?
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