Yesterday my clients wrapped up their five days of filming for HGTV's House Hunters.
This is the design board I shared with you earlier for their new living room.
Here's is a shot of half of the room before they moved in.
What to notice:
baseboards and trim
This is the other half of the room that leads to the patio/back yard.
This was where the kitchen floor met the living room carpet. Yikes!
I see this mustard yellow color used often again this wood. It's not my favorite combination. It feels too close to the cabinet color and to me, it just looks muddy. No thanks.
These small contemporary lights were not my client's style. They couldn't wait to see them go.
We made a plan based on the fixed pieces like the granite counters and cabinetry. You can see the sofa fabric in this shot as well. Take a look at it, because you WON'T be seeing this fabric in the shots when you scroll down... :0(
Thankfully, they have a talented brother in-law and a sister that is willing to loan him out! He was the contractor on this project, although that's not his day job. The ceiling, walls, and floors were removed.
He added lighting, wired for sound and television. HEL-LOOO new walls and ceiling!
The walls were painted in Gray Owl and the new wider baseboards in Chantilly Lace. Colleen and Rick were skeptical about this style of carpeting but now they love it. I wanted them to have the option of layering a rug on top.
I found this sweet side table at Rebel.reclaimed.! If you've been reading my blog for more than one day you know that I'm a huge fan of the store.
Even though they were e-design clients, (they aren't local for me) I was able to find this on Craig's List and they picked it up with no problems. Just needed a couple coats of paint.
So here's the deal. We only had four weeks from the time they found out they were going to be on the show until the final taping. Have you ordered a sofa before? This can take some time! They've made some crazy amazing progress on the house but this is not the final product. Let's take a look.
The walls were painted the same color as the living room--it's really all one room. It's difficult to tell from this picture but the color is really a great fit with the counters and cabinets. Eventually they'll get new hardware.
Here's the view from the kitchen:
What you should know:
-the sofa was delivered with the wrong fabric so they are waiting for the real sofa to arrive
-the art never came so the shelves are not as they should be
-still waiting on the pillows
-tufted teal ottoman that makes the room takes 6-10 weeks
Just a few set-backs, but what's really important is how they will live in the room for years to come, not how it looks on HGTV. And if you ask me, this is a massive improvement!
Here's cutie Colleen showing off the painted fireplace. A thick rustic mantle is in the works, along with a large abstract photograph of her bouquet from their upcoming wedding. Finally, the dark tile on the hearth will be replaced with Carrera marble tiles. I'm still pushing for them to paint the slider white, but the jury is out. ;-) Can you see the white chaise peeking out from the corner? There is a PB pendant that was ordered to hang above it, but was of course back-ordered. Do I sound like I'm whining? I'm not!
Just sharing the realities of the business.
Did you notice those old lights are gone? These Ikea pendants were a great solution. Colleen has plans to spray paint the stools a stainless finish and we found a fabulous fabric to cover the cushions.
I know they're relieved to be done and it sounded like a great time! The episode should air sometime in January or February. I'll let you know. By then I should be able to share the real after photos. Thanks Colleen and Rick for letting me share your fun adventure!
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