Monday, November 7, 2011

So today, lets talk about using an inspiration piece
to pull the room together.

This friend of mine was ready to freshen up
 a number of rooms in her home. 
She really liked the idea of bringing in some orange.
And knew she needed to purchase a few new pieces.

Her walls were recently painted a lovely gold and sage green.
so we wanted the color palette to have those colors.

I really thought a rug could be the perfect solution to pull it all off.

We found that perfect rug at Pottery Barn ...of course!
 For over $1000.

We decided that we would keep looking----

and found THE inspiration piece
we were looking for at TJ Maxx-HomeGoods,
for $199.00 Can you believe it~!

It was a great shopping day.

It was warm and had golds and greens as well as the Orange
she wanted to add to the space.

It made for a great inspiration piece because it had
3 of the colors that we wanted to place around the room. 

Here is the Living Room

We picked up a couple of IKEA chairs to help lighten up the space,
 as well as some new toss pillows---
You know how I love to add pillows!:)


What a different feel the room has now
with the rug and the lighter chairs.


We decided to make a little entry grouping.
It really worked well in that space.

See how well the cabinet goes with the colors in the room.

The floral pillow on the couch has just the
right colors and design to go with the rug. 
And my friend picked it out herself.

Many times when I work with a client and they need
 to purchase new items, I tell them to find something
 that they really like and that has the colors
we are looking for.

There are other times when I do the shopping and get what
 I think works. But most of the time the client shops for
 thier own accessories--
 it gives them a real feeling that the space it theirs,
because they picked out something that they were drawn too.

It also gives you such a great sense of ackomplishment
to know that you chose something that really worked.

Lamps behind the sofa looking out into the fall leaves---
(I LOVE Fall! Have I mentioned that before?)

I love putting a round table between two chairs,
and this one worked out great!



We changed out the curtains.  Using a gold color similar to the wall
softens the space and lightens it up.

I would prefer the rod to be hung just down from the ceiling,
because it pulls your eyes up and make the room feel taller.

My friend is waiting on her sweet husband to finish up the job.
I will post the before and after photos when it is done. 
You will be amazed at how different it feels!

Notice the artwork on the wall also has some of the same colors
that we were pulling around the room.

So if you are wanting to create a new feel to a space
Using a Rug for the inspiration piece
may just work for you!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

This is the house of a good friend of mine. 

Her house was ready for a good "facelift"!
Here is a sneek peek at what we did.

I will show you some quick before and afters
and in upcoming posts
 I will give you all of the juicy details and more photos!

Living Room BEFORE

Living Room AFTER

Kitchen BEFORE

Kitchen AFTER

Family Room BEFORE

Family Room AFTER

It was quite the project and we had some really funny stories.

My good friend Connie does a blog and is a fantastic writer.  
She will be doing a write up on the redesign
and I will be sure and give you all a link, so you can see
 how it all went down from her perspective as well.

See you at the end of the week!