client progress

Happy Thanksgiving, newsworthy, client happenings and black Friday possibilities!

I've got a lot to get to but first --- Happy Thanksgiving!

I need to get off this computer and start brining my turkey asap. If your hosting you may want to check out my post on how to set a simple holiday table -- here!



Just found out the Philadelphia Inquirer is going to interview one of my all-time favorite client's for it's Sunday Haven home section. Very exciting!
 
Here's the kitchen the Inquirer will be writing about:) You can read more about this project here and here or wait for the article!
 
 
 
 Here's what I've been up to this past week (according to my iphone anyway)

Checked on the progress of a total reno for a fun, fabulous and young family... here are some pics

LOVE this gorgeous window


paint color is nimbus Benjamin Moore


Some of their beautiful lighting was installed all from Visual Comfort.

This is probably my favorite lantern of all time --- I use it a lot -- I just can't help myself:)


I've also used it here about a year ago

 you can see more of this room HERE

The lantern below was chosen for it's versatility.

We're going to start with it hanging semi-flush to the ceiling but eventually we're placing a large circular entry table in the space and we'll lower the lantern to give it a more formal appearance.



Like this



Another one of my favorite sconces. I love it's simplicity and modern lines.


Here's the kitchen in progress


And their new modern master bath
 
On another note...

We installed these classic yet beautiful navy curtains in a family room I've been working on...


We also added a gorgeous navy textured wallpaper in this home.
 
Thibaut
 

F. Schumacher
 
More pictures to come later as these spaces develop!!

Or if you want more... check out my feed on  Instagram. So much more going on over there!

 And last but not least I wanted to share some items I've been wearing and loving... possibilities for some black Friday shopping!!
 

This fur vest

ZARA
 
I layer this over a black turtleneck...

525 America
Here

These leather leggings ON SALE!!!
Theory

And the most most FAB, WARM (yes, warm) coat

JCREW
Here

That's all for now!
Thanks for reading!! xoxo
 

Four things under $30 that changed my life and more client progress on client's neutral, dark gray room...


I hate to iron. In fact I NEVER iron.
 I hate to look wrinkled even more.
Enter...
 
My Little Steamer

HSN
$29.99

 I use it for all my clothes and to steam wrinkles out of draperies.
Does it work,  you ask?
Like a charm.
 
 
 
 
Bobby Brown's
Pot Rouge Lips and Cheeks
in Pale Pink 11
 
 
bobbi brown
$26.99
Looks a lot like clown makeup but looks so natural on!
 
 
Best. Hairspray. Ever
 
$14.99 available at drugstores everywhere


Lavender Vanilla oil post shower.
European women treat themselves to crèmes and oils and really take care of their skin. When I use the oil I feel kinda worldly and exotic. And it smells so good and I swear it relaxes me!!:) Hence the name SLEEP.
And just a dab will do!

 Bath and Body works
$16.99

Okay so the construction is complete on my client's room. Fireplace, built-ins, lighting, and bar hardware and counter top installed. But we still have a looooong way to go.

The feel of this room is traditional with a few modern yet sophisticated touches. All fabrics and upholstery are either leather, crypton,  sunbrella or coated because they have 3 small, beautiful kids under the age of 7.

 I stopped in today so I thought I would show you the latest and greatest!
And show you where it all started.

And of course in typical fashion these are crappy iphone pictures.

Bar area BEFORE

 
 NOW

Cabinet was painted high gloss white. Marble counter top and brass hardware was added.
Walls were painted Chelsea grey by Ben Moore.

Oh and the baby seat? by GRACO.
I swear this client has the cutest sweetest kids ever.... just like her:)


Fireplace BEFORE


Fireplace Now

Plank Board was added and westport sconces by Circa Lighting.
I kept the remote control in there cause I'm keepin it real!



Sofa area Before


NOW

Built-ins were added along with really cool sconces also from Circa Lighting.

Now don't you worry your pretty little heads. These shelves are not styled yet -- sometimes I bring stuff from my house to give a client an idea of how we're going to style the shelves before I actually go shopping.

AND... she's hosting Easter so she will have some stuff to occupy the shelves:)


Chesterfield and coffee table both found at RH outlet



 
 
 

So we need to style the shelves and add a few finishing touches but the best part to be added will be these amazing window treatments... this is our inspiration!


It's gonna be awesome!!

I'm just so happy this amazing family is back in their room enjoying it after some serious construction. I can't wait for them to celebrate Easter with their family and relax and enjoy their new space!!
Thanks for reading xoxo!!
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