House in the Woods

I currently have openings for new design projects!  Today I’m excited to share with you a project I recently completed for some local clients.  This family was hoping for an updated look in their living and dining room to compliment their amazing outdoor setting and view.  Their living room boasted high ceilings covered in gorgeous wood planks and a two story stone fireplace that was to die for.  But the dated wall colors and flooring left the room feeling dark, despite the wall of windows.  They preferred a light and airy look that would be family friendly and include space for their budding musicians to practice.




One challenge in the design was this Romeo and Juliet style balcony off their master bedroom overlooking the living room.   They also wanted to include a piano in the space that was a family heirloom.


I started off by meeting with the wife to get a good idea of their style and dreams for the room.  Then I set to work coming up with a design plan that would meet their needs.

Take a look…


The design board included recommendations for dry-walling in the balcony, paint colors and a board and batten treatment.  I gave them detailed suggestions for what rug to buy, what furniture and lighting would work in the room, and a few ideas for the future.  My clients got to work right away, and the progress pictures were really fun!



Once the rooms were painted and the flooring installed, my clients asked me to come back and help them stage the room.  They had decided to keep their existing sofa and had purchased a leather armchair to go with it, as well as the lighting and rug I specified for them.  But they needed help purchasing accessories to tie it all together.

This is my absolute favorite thing to do – finishing a room.  Sometimes this means shopping the house and using what a client already owns.  And other times this means shopping locally and online for deals on throw pillows, curtains, and items to accessorize with. I think I enjoy it so much because these are the items that really make the room.  All the right paint colors and furniture will still look boring and like a spec home until you add layers and textures.  Accessories make a house feel like a home.

After I had shopped for a couple hours, I loaded up my van and headed to their home to stage before the wife got home from work.  Talk about fun!  Their home has seen quite a transformation this year.

Take a look…





Now this family home feels bright and welcoming, and the amazing view is really accented.  It was a pleasure working with them, and I pray that their home is a haven for their beautiful family.  If you’re interested in an affordable custom design plan for your home, contact me!

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