Sunday, November 11, 2012

BLACK IS BACK



















THANKS TO PINTEREST AND ALL THESE BLOGS!....
TRISHA TROUTZ
DELIGHT BY DESIGN
WS ROOM IN A BOX
HOUSE AND HOME
THE FOO DOG ATE MY HOMEWORK
TRADITION HOME
ASHLEY EDWARDS, DOMINO
THE DECORISTA

Sunday, November 4, 2012

BEFORE AND AFTER: HANOVER KITCHEN



THIS TIRED AND DATED KITCHEN NEEDED AN UPDATE!
ALTHOUGH WE KEPT THE SAME FOOT PRINT, LOTS OF GREAT CHANGES TOOK PLACE..... INCLUDING BRINGING THE CABINETS UP TO THE CEILING, INSTALLING A COUNTER DEPTH FRIDGE, REDESIGNING THE LIGHTING, ETC ETC ETC!
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THE HOMEOWNER HAD RECENTLY BOUGHT A BLACK DISHWASHER AND DOUBLE OVEN AND WANTED TO INCORPORATE THEM IN THE DESIGN. THE CHALLENGE WAS HOW TO INCORPORATE BLACK APPLIANCES WITH STAINLESS APPLIANCES. IN THE END IT ALL WORKED OUT... SPECKLES OF BLACK AND SILVER IN THE GRANITE WITH AN OVERALL LIGHTER FEEL WAS THE PERFECT ELEMENT TO TIE IT ALL TOGETHER.
 THERE USED TO BE A TINY WALL TO THE RIGHT OF THE WET BAR.
WE REMOVED IT AND NOT ONLY GAINED MORE SURFACE AREA, BUT IT'S
MUCH MORE OPEN!!

THIS TIMELESS CRACKLED CERAMIC TILE BACKSPLASH DONE IN A HARRINGBONE LAYOUT
CHANGED IT UP.
THE WALL COLOR MATCHES THE BACKSPLASH TILE COLOR FOR A SEEMLESS TRANSITION. CABINETS ARE SLIGHTLY LIGHTER.




LOTS OF ACRYLIC PLATE STANDS  BEST SHOWCASE THE HOME OWNER'S
 FAMILY CHINA. WE MIXED AND MATCHED DIFFERENT CHINA PATTERNS BUT
COLOR COORDINATED EVERYTHING FOR A CLUTTER FREE LOOK.







HARD TO REACH UPPER CABINETS OFFER THE PERFECT OPPORTUNITY TO CREATE ILLUMINATED DISPLAY CABINETS....NO MORE DUST TRAP GAPS BETWEEN THE CABINETS AND THE CEILING!! A LIGHT BLUE CEILING IS A SUBTLE POP OF COLOR IN THE NEUTRAL MIX.




Monday, October 29, 2012

BEFORE AND AFTER: LIVING ROOM EVOLUTION!

THIS HOUSE BELONGS TO A WONDERFUL COUPLE WITH GREAT TASTE AND THEIR ADORABLE TWO KIDS. WE DO PROJECTS HERE AND THERE...... AND LIKE MOST PEOPLE, IT'S ONE PHASE AT A TIME... SO THE HOUSE IS CONSTANTLY EVOLVING!! IT'S A REALLY FUN PROCESS WATCHING EACH STAGE.

IN PHASE 1, WE STARTED THE ROOM WITH THE SOFA AND CLUB CHAIRS...IN PHASE 2 WE ADDED THE RUG AND TV CABINET.

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TODAY WE ARE FOCUSING ON GIVING THE LIVING ROOM SOME LIFE. MY CUSTOMER WANTED TO LIGHTEN UP THE DARK SOFA. WHILE ITS REALLY PRACTICAL FOR KIDS, SHE WANTED MORE CONTRAST AND COLOR. WE ALSO ADDED ROMAN SHADES.

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 STARK RUG
http://www.starkcarpet.com/carpet/?idsgn=REEDER&page=sizes&colcd=BOUC
QUADRILLE COUTURE
http://quadrillefabrics.com/support_pages_a/couture.html



 
FLIP THE PILLOWS OVER AND HAVE THE MITERED LOOK!!
 
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AFTER ...SUZANNE KASLER FOR VISUAL COMFORT







Wednesday, October 24, 2012

BEFORE AND AFTER: VIRGINIA BEACH POOL HOUSE

ITS HARD TO JUSTIFY CALLING IT WORK WHEN I GET TO COME TO THIS HOUSE....AND THIS IS JUST THE POOL HOUSE! THE GROUNDS AND VIEWS ARE TRULY SPECTACULAR. VIRGINIA BEACH'S NORTH END HAS SOME BEAUTIFUL OLD HOMES AND THIS IS ONE OF THEM.

THANK GOD FOR LILY PULITZER AND TRINA TURK FOR THEIR FABRIC LINES.....AND ABSOLUTE PERFECT "GO TO" WHEN MY CLIENT REQUESTED A TURQUOISE AND TANGERINE COLOR SCHEME. EVERY FABRIC (EXCEPT FOR THE EURO SHAMS) IS INDOOR / OUTDOOR. MY CLIENT FOUND THESE ADORABLE TURQUOISE LAMPS AND THE PAINTING WAS PULLED FROM ANOTHER ROOM IN THE MAIN HOUSE.


 THE TV CONSOLE WAS REVITALIZED AFTER THE HOMEOWNER HAD IT HIGH GLOSS LACQUERED TO MATCH OUR COLOR SCHEME.





THIS CONSOLE BELOW WAS JUST DELIVERED THIS MORNING! STILL NEED SOMETHING ON THE WALL BUT LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS CONSOLE!!




AND HERE ARE THE BEFORE PICS!