small updates

When push comes to shove I have to remind myself that I'm an interior decorator first, then blogger.  Well let's be honest. I'm a wife and mother first, then decorator/stylist/shopper THEN blogger.  So today's post will be short and sweet otherwise I will never finish my actual work.

I could wait until these rooms are totally finished, but I like to share the process as we go along.  Here are a few updates on Tom and Kara's living room, and their daughter's bedroom.

When you have an engineer and a scientist for clients, and you ask them to measure a room for you,
this is what you get.  How fantastic is that?

Let's jump to their living room.  This is where we started.

We chose our fabrics.

We made a few changes.

Now I can share the cornices he is building.

He even made this pillow with piping. Only a million more pillows to go
 to replace the sofa and loveseat pillows!  :-)

But this is what I'm most excited about.
  I love how the painted brick brightens up the space!  
They are still working on adding the built-ins to either side.  

Little L.'s room is so close to finished and the living room is getting there. Then we are jumping into the nursery design. I think it's important to realize that sometimes the changes are quick and other projects take time.  Although everything in blog land seems instant this is not always the case.
Do you like seeing the process or would you rather I wait to share the finished product?

New house update...
We are still trying to agree on a time to get a contractor into the house to give us an estimate on all the repairs that need to be made.  Now I'm just praying that we don't have to walk away from the house.  We should know for sure by the end of this week.  Once I know I will give you a tour of the inside!

If you would like my help with any room in your home e-mail me at adelightfuldesign@gmail.com for my rates.  I would love to work with you!


  1. Painting that fireplace white is just brilliant...loving the fabric choices as well!

  2. It looks so much nicer already! The fabrics are stunning! xo

  3. I like seeing the process. You need to go through that before you can see the finished product, you know? I like the painted brick a lot!

  4. I also like seeing the process, nice fabrics you picked!

  5. I loved seeing the process and can't wait to see it all done- that fireplace looks sooo much better. Keeping my fingers crossed for your house.

  6. I love following the process. I'm learning and living vicariously through your projects! :) That red geometric print is rocking my world.

  7. I like seeing the process, because I know all it takes to get there, and how much work it is! It's all looking great. I take it the client is making the cornice board -- is he covering it too?

  8. I just found your blog through Emily! So glad I did! I love to see the process - I like the behind the scenes kind of stuff :) I'm a new follower!


  9. The new chair is fantastic and I just love the fabrics! Such talent you have putting it all together :)

  10. Everything looks terrific. I painted my fireplace too and never looked back! I enjoy seeing the who process so keep posting! :)

  11. totally amazing, Abby! That is going to be such a different room when you are done. Love the painted fireplace and fabrics! Miss you, too:)

  12. I love seeing the process! It looks great so far and the white brick is SUCH an improvement. Great work!

  13. I like seeing the process! It is coming along nicely!

  14. I love seeing the process. It makes the end result even better!

  15. Oh, I think everyone likes seeing the process. It reminds us how much work has to be done behind the scenes in design and decorating! I've put you on my blogroll, seeing as we are both from the Midwest! :)

  16. I like seeing the process and at the end the before and after...like just painting the brick looks so much better. I was wondering about this same question for my blog...as sometimes the complete end in your head is not in the budget at the moment or weeks/months way.
    Mary Ann


Abby Manchesky Interiors is a boutique design firm based in Grand Rapids, MI. Combining the new traditional, vintage and a dash of the unexpected is her ideal. Contact Abby Manchesky Interiors for more information on available interior design services for clients near and far. abbyminteriors@gmail.com | 616.719.9400


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