We recently worked with a local client who was interested in having her entire second floor redone. One half of the second floor was a den/office and the other a beautiful large guest bedroom. We loved the space in both of the rooms, and having the freedom to really do what we felt was best was one of the things we loved most about this job. The other things we loved were their incredibly adorable dog, their passion and pride for their favorite college team, and the incredibly energetic spirit that our client had – we could not have been happier working with her!
I think the biggest challenges of this job were:
– Working within a very tight budget
– Finding a way to display all of their sports memorabilia without the room feeling cluttered
– Working in furniture pieces that had special emotional significance while incorporating new pieces
While those were the biggest challenges, they were also what made this job so unique and special, and we think that working within guidelines actually forces you to be more creative and think more about all of the different options and ways to make the spaces beautiful. We are always saying that designing and decorating your space should really be a reflection of you and what’s important to you – and incorporating those furniture pieces and objects that hold special meaning for you is important to us, because we know how much that means to our clients.
Before we started, you can see that the rooms were full of furniture and were dark and not very inviting. Our amazing client took the time to declutter and decide what pieces were important to her and then turn things over to us. I think our first thought was to lighten up the den/office by painting that end wall with the window, but our client wanted to keep the wood and in the end – I’m really glad we did. I think the warmth it gives the room now is so cozy and beautiful. It’s a room that makes you want to curl up with a blanket and watch Netflix and chill the entire weekend. The bedroom is such a large gorgeous room that once it was decluttered a bit, our job was easy. Change the mood with a really pale blue, trim the window in white, put down a lighter color rug and add some beautiful side lamps. We think it’s such a dreamy space now. We love it.
This project was so much fun for us. We can’t stay enough wonderful things about our client and this family. We are so grateful.