Here are some fun pictures of a few updates on some projects.
I say fun...but I know that decorating online was more fun for me than for Katie and her husband in Mobile, Alabama. They worked their tails off to make this space a comfortable, beautiful and practical room for their girls.
Here is what it looks like now....
And before the custom built-ins, the cushions (so easy to wipe clean!) and pillows
(the little sweeties were a little cramped)
Now they have a place to study, play and watch movies.
Katie already has some crazy good skills, though. I was really only someone to bounce ideas off of and to help source furniture and fabric. She knew what she was doing!
She said the girls are loving their new space.
And we have had so many ideas that we have moved throughout the house...
to the breakfast nook...
(I have posted this before--the addition of the fabric to the back of this cabinet)
To the living room:
moving things around and Katie bought some fabulous new pillows...
To the entry...
instead of spending a fortune, we (I say "we" lightly) repurposed the bench she had (and disliked a lot) by giving it some sanding, priming, and high gloss white paint.
all new fabric, too...
Her chairs were given new life with some new chocolate linen...
(sconces will most likely adorn both sides of them)
And the dining room light got a face-lift...
Next we are working on some new bar stools for her kitchen...perhaps something natural, rustic and modern like these:
(her kitchen is almost all-white, so wood really adds some warmth)
Lighting adds warmth, too--and here is the new Arteriors pendant in my client's kitchen:
(yes, just phone pics)
The matchstick blinds replaced the wooden shutters, and new cotton panels add a little softness to the nook.
Okay, and since I'm on a project theme, I just have to share how much I think our basket light that Chris and I reworked looks like the one from Mrs. Miller's home from House Beautiful.
Don't you think it is close?
I also found it quite similar to this one from Candelabra
(but this one is close to $400)
You have been patient! The winner of the three yards of fabric is:
#5--Abby & Her Boys!!!
Have a great Monday....Julie