A young couples living room project!

Hi there……everyone watch The Oscars last night?? I lapped it up, and really enjoyed the show. So happy to see Argo do so well, though I would have been as happy had Silver Linings Playbook take the prize. Really happy Jennifer won, love how real she is and Daniel Day Lewis admittedly was fabulous as Lincoln though I have to admit I was rooting for Bradley Cooper who I thought was incredible in SLP.? I will cover my hits and misses on the fashion front later this week. Moving along……

I so enjoyed this recent project, and it turned out to be super successful as the young couple who hired me to create three mood boards ended up being so happy with them that they have already nearly ordered their entire living room! No grass growing under their feet, they lead busy lives and wanted to jump right in!

A little background, they are a young couple, married for a few years, he is almost done with his medical residency, and she is a teacher. They live in Chicago so wanted something polished and sophisticated but young. They are on a very limited budget but have great taste and both have an appreciation for design. They wanted an all white room (no kids) and they thought if there was a time to do this, it was now! Did not want to bring much color, wanted it monochromatic but were not opposed to a little bling (tasteful bling that is)? They needed to complete their living room for under $6000.

A challenge but certainly not impossible. The biggest splurge and their first purchase was the Thomas O Brien rug which they both fell in love with. But that purchase made for having to find great looking bargains for everything else. The white slipcovered sofa they found as a floor sample at a local store for 700.00, the two chairs from Ikea. And the accessories from a variety of places. Most pillows were between $24-50.00. The tables, on average about $200 and the chest which they both loved was the most expensive table, at $500. Mirrors and art were also very affordable.? He loves horses so one of the options was with a horse giclee. They celebrated their? honeymoon in Venice, hence the Venetian picture in mood board #2. She also didn’t mind adding a touch of light blue so one of the paintings has the softest hint of pale blue. They both loved the idea of gold accents to glam it up and she loved the idea of a textured pillow featured in one of the boards.

So that’s a little background. Now…the fun part! Here are the boards, all? similar in feel but each slightly different. They thought it would be fun to ask my savvy readers as I did last time with the beach house mood boards…….. do you have a favorite?

Remember all sizes are not totally to scale so if a lamp looks too big or small or a pillow, bear in mind these are strictly concepts:)

So does one stand out to you as a favorite? If so which? There are many elements that are the same (things they liked) but we changed up things like the pillows, lamps, mirrors,art,etc…..I always love to hear what you have to say. Thanks for stopping by and wishing you a wonderful start to your week!

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A young couples living room project!

Hi there……everyone watch The Oscars last night?  I lapped it up, and really enjoyed the show. So happy to see Argo do so well, though I would have been as happy had Silver Linings Playbook take the prize. Really happy Jennifer won, love how real she is and Daniel Day Lewis admittedly was fabulous as Lincoln though I have to admit I was rooting for Bradley Cooper who I thought was incredible in SLP.  I will cover my hits and misses on the fashion front later this week. Moving along……

I so enjoyed this recent project, and it turned out to be super successful as the young couple who hired me to create three mood boards ended up being so happy with them that they have already nearly ordered their entire living room! No grass growing under their feet, they lead busy lives and wanted to jump right in!

A little background, they are a young couple, married for a few years, he is almost done with his medical residency, and she is a teacher. They live in Chicago so wanted something polished and sophisticated but young. They are on a very limited budget but have great taste and both have an appreciation for design. They wanted an all white room (no kids) and they thought if there was a time to do this, it was now! Did not want to bring much color, wanted it monochromatic but were not opposed to a little bling (tasteful bling that is)  They needed to complete their living room for under $6000.

A challenge but certainly not impossible. The biggest splurge and their first purchase was the Thomas O Brien rug which they both fell in love with. But that purchase made for having to find great looking bargains for everything else. The white slipcovered sofa they found as a floor sample at a local store for 700.00, the two chairs from Ikea. And the accessories from a variety of places. Most pillows were between $24-50.00. The tables, on average about $200 and the chest which they both loved was the most expensive table, at $500. Mirrors and art were also very affordable.  He loves horses so one of the options was with a horse giclee. They celebrated their  honeymoon in Venice, hence the Venetian picture in mood board #2. She also didn’t mind adding a touch of light blue so one of the paintings has the softest hint of pale blue. They both loved the idea of gold accents to glam it up and she loved the idea of a textured pillow featured in one of the boards.

So that’s a little background. Now…the fun part! Here are the boards, all  similar in feel but each slightly different. They thought it would be fun to ask my savvy readers as I did last time with the beach house mood boards…….. do you have a favorite?

Remember all sizes are not totally to scale so if a lamp looks too big or small or a pillow, bear in mind these are strictly concepts:)

So does one stand out to you as a favorite? If so which? There are many elements that are the same (things they liked) but we changed up things like the pillows, lamps, mirrors,art,etc…..I always love to hear what you have to say. Thanks for stopping by and wishing you a wonderful start to your week!

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A beach house project!



Before I begin this post…got in 4 fabulous dough bowls yesterday. All stunning, they go fast and there are always people wanting one….so if interested email me here.
Good Friday morning! I really enjoy the relatively new concept of e-desgn. Its a lot of fun and I am working on two great projects right now. One of them is a project for a wonderful lady who wants to freshen up her beach house. She was open to ideas/colors but prefers earth tones, however was not opposed to introducing other colors into the room. We are starting with the living room. The idea was to create a sophisticated, but fresh inviting vibe to the space. In the next room over, the family room, there is navy and off white. There is a lot of sunlight and very high ceilings. (we have not really addressed art or wall application yet).

?So I started with the earth tones, to honor her wishes and because we all know that when you start with a neutral palette, it makes it so easy to change things up when and if you want to down the road. I came up with four mood broads, which I am sharing with you today. Mind you, these are concepts at this point and will be tweaked and fine tuned when she decides which way she wants to go. Its always fun to hear your take…so if you we redoing a beach house living room, which of these would you choose?

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CHOICE 1

CHOICE 2

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CHOICE 3

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CHOICE 4

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I have to say I am having a hard time making my own mind up. I am really torn between two. How about you? I wish that was my dilemma….decorating for my beach house:) Look forward to hearing what you have to say and wishing you a fabulous Friday!

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A beach house project!



Before I begin this post…got in 4 fabulous dough bowls yesterday. All stunning, they go fast and there are always people wanting one….so if interested email me here.
Good Friday morning! I really enjoy the relatively new concept of e-desgn. Its a lot of fun and I am working on two great projects right now. One of them is a project for a wonderful lady who wants to freshen up her beach house. She was open to ideas/colors but prefers earth tones, however was not opposed to introducing other colors into the room. We are starting with the living room. The idea was to create a sophisticated, but fresh inviting vibe to the space. In the next room over, the family room, there is navy and off white. There is a lot of sunlight and very high ceilings. (we have not really addressed art or wall application yet).

 So I started with the earth tones, to honor her wishes and because we all know that when you start with a neutral palette, it makes it so easy to change things up when and if you want to down the road. I came up with four mood broads, which I am sharing with you today. Mind you, these are concepts at this point and will be tweaked and fine tuned when she decides which way she wants to go. Its always fun to hear your take…so if you we redoing a beach house living room, which of these would you choose?

 
 
CHOICE 1

CHOICE 2

 
 
CHOICE 3

 
CHOICE 4

 
I have to say I am having a hard time making my own mind up. I am really torn between two. How about you? I wish that was my dilemma….decorating for my beach house:) Look forward to hearing what you have to say and wishing you a fabulous Friday!
 
 
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