Tweaking a client's space

I have this awesome new client whose style is what I would call sophisticated cottage. She called me in to help her tweak her space and "finish" the room.
Easy job for me... she has great taste.
So I'm going to show you where we started and where we are now.
Warning: not a dramatic transformation since where we started was pretty fab.
Here's where we started
Here's a peek at where we are now
Host chairs - Restoration Hardware
Light- Horchow
Monogram - Tibbar Tibbar Wayne, PA
Topiary - trade item
We replaced the heavy, wrought iron light fixture with a pretty chandelier from Horchow. We removed the piano and bird print from the back wall and are commissioning a new piece of art for that space. We replaced the white queen ann chairs with square cane back chairs for a more formal feel and added host chairs with monogrammed slip covers.
Here's where we started with the china cabinet
Where we are now
Square back cane chairs - Restoration Hardware
Clients own pottery and coral from Pottery Barn
This was a simple fix. All we did was streamline her collection of plates and pitchers and made the vignette symmetrical and added the pretty, modern geometric Thibaut wallpaper to the back of the cabinet. All we need to do now is change out the hardware for a more sleek look.
Here's where we started on the other side of the room

Here's where we are now
Table lamps - Lighting by Design
Mirror and box - Home Goods
We removed the white chest and mirrored frames and replaced them with a more modern chest and an on-trend round mirror. This really added a lot of warmth and texture to the room:)
We still have some more updates to make so stay tuned and
thanks for reading!!! xoxo

A design board and a lighting dilemma...

I told you about my fun and color-friendly client, right? ... you know the one that I'm designing two seating areas for? You can read more about the seating arrangement here.

Well, here's her design board. Check her out ....
Totally family friendly yet fun and colorful.
One side of the room is designed for TV watching and will have a crazy colorful abstract and comfy seating for a family of four. The art will tie in all of the colors in this room (pillows and rugs are just examples not the real thang).
The other side of the room will have the armless four-chair (love these chairs btw) seating arrangement perfect for adult entertaining. It will also include a huge gallery wall that will be filled with family photos to make for an awesome conversation piece.

A piece similar to this is also going to make an appearance.

It was her mothers and we're going to fill it with family heirlooms and photos.

 And did I mention this client o'mine is extremely creative and talented? She owns her own company called Life Images and they make the most amazing wedding videos. If you know anyone about to get married... check this out.
Also, I'm working on finding the perfect pendant shade for another client... here are the contenders:

Restoration Hardware
Curry & Company




 I'm really drawn to black shades lately. I think we may go with the black... am loving the look and the price is right!


Yep, black it is!
Thanks for reading! xoxo

Linking up at Dwellings and Keeping it Simple of course!!

Bar Carts

I'm thinking about...

Cocktails. It's been a long week.



all images via pinterest

Here's a few of my favorites:

Lulu & Georgia

Society Social
Beautiful aren't they? I'm torn between the Lulu & Georgia and the Society Social.
I can't decide and I can't wait.
  I think I'm just gonna mix this little number up for myself.  Care to join me?

Recipe here

Do you have a bar cart set up in your house? Or are you just free-stylin' it like me tonight?
Have a GREAT weekend and thanks for reading!

Need Some Inspiration For Your Outdoor Space?

Have at it:) ...


My space. I know it's crying for an outdoor carpet, some fresh pillows and plantings. It's coming and it's gonna look crazy good (I think)! So stay tuned...


Furniture Restoration Hardware

Outdoor Seating Roundup!

Ok people, I have perused the internet for your enjoyment and mine and found some nice loungey furniture for you. I gathered up pieces at all different price points so you can enjoy your outdoor space as much as we do! Check it out below...

Kipling at the Well-Appointed Home
sofa $4922


sofa starting at $3295

set $4895

starting at $395 for balcony seating

Restoration Hardware - yes this is outdoor!
starting at $2800

Restoration Hardware
loveseat starting at $1250 cushions not included

$2799.99 includes what you see here
Pottery Barn
set starting at $2349

Crate and Barrel
Chair starting at $924 with sunbrella cushions

Includes: Seat Cushions, Seat Cushion, Ottoman, Ottoman Cushion, 3 Toss Pillows, 2 Right Arm Sectional Seats, Back Pillows

West Elm
cushions included

Includes what you see here for $895

Home Depot
Includes what you see here for $799

I hope this helps with your shopping efforts so you can relax and enjoy ... now all we need is the warm weather to go with it!

P.S. In case you didn't know the new West Elm store will be opening in King of Prussia on May 16th! (yipee)