This coastal accessories project is all about combining the complimentary colors of lime greens and aqua blues 💚💙
I’ve been busy purchasing accessories for styling projects, installing in January. Here’s a Boho inspired package for a community in California.
Project Location: Nashua, NH.
I was recently tasked with designing a space that can be used in multiple ways: for relaxing moments, a non-traditional work-from-home space, and for a more formal dinner space…challenge accepted!
My clients provided me with a “blank slate” meaning no previous furniture, no desired layout, no set color-scheme, etc. So based on our initial consultation, I knew yellow was a color they would like to see accented in the room, accompanied by mid-century design.
Knowing the room needed to include furnishings that would be practical in multiple ways; I picked out a dining table that could also function as a desk. The specific set included below comes with four chairs; however I included only three chairs to give it more of a desk look, while keeping the extra chair stored somewhere else for when they need it. By the bay window, I positioned two large chaise lounges, which can be used to relax, read, use laptop, etc.
To add some panache, I went with a timeless and classic color palette of yellow, gray and ivory. For the furniture and lighting, options were narrowed down by the mid-century style previously mentioned, which aligned and was complimentary with their more modern living space I had previously designed.
See below for two options I created and presented. My clients chose to move forward with the second option, so stay tuned for updates and before/after pictures coming later this fall.
Today I am shipping out these custom faux florals that I designed for a commercial property in California.
My client showed me the upholstery fabrics they selected for the spaces and I was able to take that information and design these beautiful arrangements with LuxArt Silks.
I can't wait to see them in their settings... photos to come in July!
Accessory shopping for 6 model apartments! I can't wait to show you all design styles...coming soon!
I always enjoy working on a project where my client requests that his/her favorite color(s) is incorporated into the room. I see this as a positive challenge to subtly feature the color(s) within the furniture and accessories.
In a recent project in Dunstable, MA, I worked with emerald green as the dominant color and in order to successfully incorporate this into the room, I kept the rug, ottoman, and end tables very neutral. I also added some floating shelves to provide an extra element where family photos could be displayed.
Project Location: Bolton, MA
Today my client had their furniture delivered from Ethan Allen, where we ordered 2 sofas and an end table. Their new rug that I had sourced was also set up in the room - it's looks just as I imagined and works so well with their art. Their motorized window shades and luminette sheers were also installed for an updated and modern look.
I am so happy with how everything's coming out! We are still waiting on their coffee table ottoman and new accessories for their built-in. More pictures to come!
This is what my home currently looks like - tables and tables of accessories to outfit a building in San Francisco! The best part is... I get to go and style all of the spaces myself!
I take color inspiration from the fabrics and choose the right sized accessories for each piece of furniture.
I will be posting in late June/early July with the outcome!
Here is a sneak peak of pillow fabrics I've picked out for a living room design I am currently working on. The salmon and sage color combination allows for a warm, sophisticated and romantic look.
When working on a redesign, I always welcome my clients to bring me something they'd like the new look to be inspired by, and most recently I used a larger piece of artwork which allowed me to pick out the fabrics from Ethan Allen (solid beige chenille, textured beige/navy chenille, navy suede leather, and a geometric light blue) shown in this picture. I am very excited about this transformation and will debut the new room coming this April!
Project Location: Andover, MA
The area rug and drapery panels came in for a dining room I recently redesigned, and now it's time to select a new paint color to complete this fresh new look!
An important tip to keep in mind when repainting is to choose the paint color after the new furnishings are decided, so then it's easier to coordinate a new color that also compliments the new features.
Project Location: Andover, MA
A huge advantage to doing what I do is having the opportunity to work on a wide variety of rooms which also allows me to showcase on my blog for your viewing pleasure!
I recently designed a playroom for a client who wanted me to transform the space for her active sons. My main goal for this room was to create the space that would look presentable even when it was actively played in. To achieve this, I recommended a very large area rug to cover most of the wood floor to break up all of the hard surfaces and to keep the floor scratch-free (for the most part!)
My client requested a sitting area where she can host other moms and children for a comfortable play-date. Given this request, I decided a loveseat near the bay window would be the perfect addition and would nicely frame the drapery while simultaneously creating a relaxed comfortable social area. The loveseat fabric options that I recommended are darker and textured as they would be able to withstand any inevitable stains that occur. Also, fun patterned pillows are a great accent piece and will add a pop of color to the room.
For storage and organization, I found stackable bookcases which hold smaller toys and games (legos, hot wheels, puzzles, etc). For a work surface for coloring and playing, I provide two options for the client to decide on: a small square table and a longer desk to go against the wall with base storage compartments for paper, crayons, and markers. For a finishing touch, I added a bulletin board which will neatly display the kids’ newest works of art.
These few furnishing additions will transform this space into a playroom both parents and children will enjoy!
When I work on designing new floorplans for clients, there is a basic action plan I put into place which I wanted to share with you so you can have a deeper insight into how I transform bland into glam.
In a recent project for clients in Andover, MA, I worked on a Family Room where existing furniture had been collected since my clients’ college days, and they were ready for a room that felt more sophisticated and reflected their mature style, while also being durable for their very active five year old children.
My first step for all floorplan re-designs is to scale the room using my CAD program, which allows me to figure out the best way the room will function and determine the size/scale for all furniture, rugs, accessories, etc. so that I know exactly what I can incorporate into the room without making the room feel too crowded or too empty. Then…I shop!
I had free rein for the most part, however my clients did request that I modeled the re-design based on existing artwork (see below) they wanted in the room, which is what I ended up using as inspiration and compiling two subtly different looks (one soft & light and the other more playful & masculine) for the client to review. The biggest task was finding a rug that was child friendly (polyester/polypropylene material is generally the best bet) that didn’t throw off my entire vision. After sourcing online and narrowing it down to a couple rug options, I went to a local furniture store to source the upholstery and casegood options for the rest of the design plan.
I generally select casegoods which are very versatile, so “mixing and matching” can be done within all design options. The fabrics showcased below are also one of many color and material options to best fit the clients’ personal preferences.
Below are the two designs I proposed and *updated design with what we are moving ahead with. Feel free to comment which design you like best and why!
They went with Option B! We swapped some casegoods from Option A, added a floor lamp and new kid friendly table lamps.
Here is an updated photo of how things turned out - still more to come as things get delivered and installed!
Project Location: Concord, MA
I am excited to share another example of how I can help downsize, and this particular project is different than others since my clients are not only downsizing by almost 4,000 square feet (wow!), but they are also looking for some fresh new designs in their new condo.
This project consisted of carefully selecting the perfect pieces to allow their new (and smaller) condo to incorporate everything they wanted and needed, without feeling cluttered.
My client's existing furnishings include a classic leather sofa with matching chairs, and beautiful wood furnishings that I incorporated into their new space. I also added: accent rugs and pillows, a coffee table ottoman, a vintage looking chandelier, contemporary kitchen stools, monochromatic window treatments and a brand new bedroom set.
Below you will see the floorplan and all of the new furnishings I just mentioned, which also includes some alternative options (pillows, rug, etc.) as I often include a few varieties, fabrics, etc. for clients to feel their personal preferences are also met.
Due to the success of this, I am now renovating their bathroom, adding new closet organizational systems, changing out the bedroom carpeting and picking out new paint colors for the entire condo...and I am so eager to get started! Please stay tuned for updates.
Project Location: Tewksbury, MA
Over the past week I have been working on completing a Sunroom with my inspiration drawn from an existing copper tile backsplash in the kitchen, as I wanted to have the transition from room-to-room to be seamless.
The theme for this Sunroom is rustic modern style with complementary accents, creating a warm and inviting seating area for my clients and their guests.
I am very excited to see this all come to life! Stay tuned for pictures of the “finished look” in (about) 8 weeks!
Take a look at a Living Space design for clients in Charlestown, MA.
I'm especially excited about this design because it's a mix of soft grays and blues with warm woods, mixed metals and industrial accents.
Project Location: Andover, MA
Here's the nursery design that was completed 2 months ago and installed.
We waited on the art and some bench seat pillows until they decided on a name for their new bundle of joy!
I found all but the personalized art from Target. Their kids pillows and art are so well priced!
This living room belongs to an Andover, MA client who hired me to "finish" her space.
We added new pillows, art and accessories. Now it is complete!
I was visiting my Maine residence for the weekend and wanted to share this sweet vignette I put together.
Here's a simple way to decorate your dining room table! A few decorative vases and an orchid to add an organic shape and softness.
I have been working on this large project on and off for the past 6 weeks. The project scope consists of accessorizing 30 spaces in a large commercial building!
I had to purchase a box truck to hold all of the boxes! Here are some photos of the progress - all of the boxes I will be inspecting and organizing into new designated boxes based on their location in the building.