Hi friends! Welcome to the new year! It feels good to be back to blogging and I hope you're ready to play catch-up with me while I share some updates.
If I'm lucky, my e-design clients will send me photos of the finished room. Today I'm sharing Colleen and Rick's Master Bedroom. You may remember that I've already helped them get started on their living room and basement. They're a newlywed couple that is trying to find their style and stay on budget. This bedroom is not finished, but they've come so far that I had to share. Thanks, guys! I LOVE getting pictures.
Here is what the room looked like when we started.
The investment piece of the room was this stunning bed.
Her mom sewed the pillows from the fabric I suggested, and the walls were painted Ocean Air 2123-50 by Benjamin Moore.
The window wall before...
My plan for the window wall. (minus the crazy lamps sticking out of the drapes)
Widening the drapes make the window feel much bigger, and the white roman shade helps give them some privacy. They are still planning to add the lantern to the ceiling and spray the dresser hardware chrome.
I love this little nook!
Here is the inset wall before.
I'm hoping they are still planning to buy the art, or something similar. But this is a great improvement! When they paint the hardware it will help to add more sparkle to the dark dressers.
There are still changes to be made but this is a beautiful start. I wish our bedroom had as much progress as this one! That's the beauty of e-design. I provide the plan and you can implement as it works for you.
The Cottage Project has made so much progress, especially in the dining room.
The dining room built-ins are painted. The vintage chandelier I found at Blue Door Antiques was installed and has been lowered since this picture was taken. The window treatments are to come!
Finally, her island counter was installed. It's just lovely. I love the warmth of the wood paired with the granite. We are still in the beginning stages of actual decorating because we've been busy with design. So I have not styled anything, yet.
Her entry and powder room (which are right next to each other) are ready for furniture. I found this black metal-based table at a local antique shop. It's beautiful against her khaki walls. The black and white, wool rug will be in front of the table, and this graphic floral wallpaper will be in the adjoining powder room.
In other shopping-for-clients news...I picked up this amazing cabinet for a client in the Detroit area. He's planning to use it as storage. The metal is a gorgeous hunter green and made from a furniture maker in West Michigan.
Here are a few other treasures I've recently spotted. You never know what you'll find in Grand Rapids!
She had two of these lights. Makes me want a bigger kitchen so I can hang these pendants over my imaginary island.
What is there to say about this? It's glorious. They've had it in stock for a long time and just aren't budging on price.
This would be beautiful hanging over a nightstand, in a master bedroom closet, or even in a powder room!
This chandelier screams little girl nursery. Any takers? I could design a whole room around this!
These handles make great towel hooks for a kids' bath.
This industrial table top would make a perfect island. Like I said, these stores make me want to pretend we are building a house. Thank goodness for clients! ;-)
Antlers make great objects for your coffee table or bookshelf. Their form and texture are beautiful!
Anyone still reading? :-) I've been busy working and just haven't felt drawn to blog, but there are some really exciting client projects on the horizon. I can't wait to dive in and share them with you.
If you are interested in working together to create a home you truly love,