Here is the truth about e-design:
sometimes it's really fast and sometimes it's a process.
Let's keep it real around here and tell the truth.
Christy and I were on a roll with her mudroom and master bedroom. She and her husband approved everything right away. Which is always awesome. But that doesn't happen every time and that's O.K.. In real life, interior design is a process, and e-design can be the same.
Christy and her husband have an amazing home and excellent taste. Their recent renovations have given them so much more space and they were looking for my help with some of the finishing work.
Christy already had two blue square pillows that came with the sofa, and these fabrics
for her pillows and windows.
She wanted my help selecting more pillows for the sofa, pillows for the window seat, window seat fabric, a few throws,and two chairs for the chess table. Their plan was to use the game chairs in their dining room for extra seating. Christy has a great eye, so they already owned the white dining chairs. They also needed a side table for the end of their sectional, and a lamp for the left side of their dining room buffet.
This is what I sent them:
You can see the sectional and a portion of
the beautiful built-in window seats here:
This is how I broke it down:
But they just weren't feeling it...particularly on the window seat fabric. It was a stretch to propose the zebra fabric on the game chairs so they asked for another option on those as well.
Durability is key to this room, so I chose more indoor/outdoor fabrics. Here's is what we decided on, and I'm thrilled. Can you believe these are outdoor fabrics? I love the tone-on-tone herringbone pattern for the chairs.
(It may be difficult to see on the board.)
What do you think? I'm really excited about the plan.
If you're considering hiring a designer, just know that it could be super simple and everything clicks with every proposal. Occasionally, you may have to ask for another option.
And that's fine!
I want my clients to be incredibly happy and
excited with their space. Period.