Last week I shared a design board for one of my e-design clients that lives in Kentucky. Love her.
Here's the first board that I sent, just to get an idea if we were on the right track with fabrics. She was crazy for the suzani print, so I had built on that.
As soon as she saw all the coordinating fabrics she realized that these were the same colors she usually chose, and wanted to break out of that mold this time. I was so glad she was honest with me because I would hate to decorate a room that made my client feel "ho-hum".
Today is "take two"...
Let's start with a tour.
She has a great open space but the dinning room/kitchen color is not staying. And if you knew Maria you wouldn't believe that she even lives in this room because she is so much more colorful! All this creme is making her crazy. I'm recommending the paneled walls be painted Horizon by Benjamin Moore. The trim goes white, and the fireplace/mantle Half Moon Crest by Benjamin Moore.
Since this photo was taken her handy husband actually built an insert and removed the fireplace they didn't like. Now it just needs some dark grey paint and to be filled with birch logs. (See design board.) I would clear the mantle of the small pieces because your eye doesn't have a place to rest--and then you don't really see anything. I found three botanical prints I would recommend from vintage printables that are FREE.
Her hubs has agreed to get ditch the recliner (yeah!) and I'm recommending she
reupholster two wing back chairs she has in a deep navy velvet. The TV wall will be filled with empty and filled frames and mirrors that she already owns.
This view is the trickiest because of the window. If she keeps the sofa there I would pull it out a bit, and hang drapery panels on the front of the wall, up to the ceiling.
Here is her navy and grey inspiration board.
Do you like? Would you use any of these pieces in your own home?
Maria loves it and I was able to keep this under budget. Hooray!
I know I've been bombarding you with design boards lately, but I still have another one to complete this week. We have the big pieces selected but there is still a lot of filling in the gaps to do. So if you hate design boards--just hang with me! And if you love my boards then gear up!