It’s been a long time coming, but Kristy and I are proud to finally unveil our new website! We invite you to click on over to our homepage and check out some new features, such as our Portfolio and Client Testimonials. A big thank you goes out to Kate Baird of Katelyn Brooke Designs for designing our new site, and to Donna Anello of My Ellabelle for the wonderful portfolio photography. We’d also like to thank all of our clients who let us invade their houses with our cameras and fresh flowers!
To kick things off, we’d like to share some before and after pictures from one of our favorite portfolio projects – Livable Luxe.
Our clients moved into a beautiful new house last summer. And while the space and bones of the house were amazing, most of the rooms needed some updating. We started with the powder room and the dining room.
Here is the dining room before:
And the after:
Our first priority was to lighten and brighten – removing the heavy draperies, covering the dark gold textured walls with a beautiful Phillip Jeffries wallpaper. We chose a paper from their cozy Intertwined collection called Cool Cashmere.
Instead of one large light fixture we suggested hanging two chandeliers over the long dining table we found at Arhaus. Made of a shimmery gold glass, the fixtures feel light and airy despite their size. Just the glamorous touch we were looking for. We also replaced the small ornate sconces flanking the window with tall dramatic Lucite fixtures.
The Host/Hostess chairs are restored antiques, recovered in a woven silk ikat fabric. The tufted side chairs in a grey French Linen were a great find on 1st Dibs. The Pansy Print Duo is from Natural Curiosities – gorgeous up close with hand-applied gold leaf.
The gray dining hutch is from Restoration Hardware and the perfect solution, we think, for this large wall and for displaying all of our client’s lovely china and serving pieces.
Floors throughout the entire home were restained in a darker custom-mixed stain. Our client is still debating whether to put a rug in here – the wallpaper is so textured and cozy that for now we are leaving the floor uncovered.
Next up is the powder room. Here are the Before pictures …
And the Afters …
Down came the gold damask wallpaper and up went a shimmery silver wallpaper from Etten Galleries by Seabrook. It gives the illusion of a soothing soft rainfall. The existing (too short) vanity was replaced by this gorgeous curved gray one by Plain & Posh Cabinetry. We topped it with a durable but elegant quartzite.
The tall mirror from Horchow and these Lucite sconces from Circa Lighting tie it all together.
We even found cabinet hardware to echo the Lucite in the sconces.
Finally, most powder rooms may only be suited for one little chandelier … this one called for two! These dramatic chandeliers are made of clear and smoked glass flower-shaped cylinders that also create a dripping or rainlike effect.
We are excited to keep working with this amazing client on the rest of their home – the kitchen is up next! We’ll be sure to share!
Hope you enjoy perusing the rest of our new site – we are really excited to get to work this fall on many exciting new projects. Let us know how we can help you!