Imagine opening the door to your home and this is the view that greets you.
Well, I almost made it on Tuesday….again! Oh well.
Casual and elegant with a touch of tropical flair is how I would describe the After of this Orchid Island home’s renovation. The transformation is all in the details and here it started with the fireplace. The room before was void of any interest, there was zip-zero-nada a thing going on. I took advantage of the opportunity to make a statement with the fireplace. The poor thing was just drab and crying for some attention! With the help of my trusted cabinet makers and mill work experts it was easy to utilize the existing granite surround and create a beautiful focal point.
Sorry…I’m just a day late! How did it ever get to be Wednesday already?
Lately I have been consumed with a fast track renovation project that has kept me Crazy busy. For some reason every project has something that one item that is a I need it right now piece, but I can not seem to find exactly what I want. For the past week that elusive missing piece has been wall sconces. One is for a Guest Bath and the other is for the Master Bath. Two Very different baths with different requirements in size, scale and look. I have little doubt that I have looked at Every wall sconce in existence!!! At any rate, there are some amazing and varied sconces out there. Here are just a few I really like. Hopefully soon they will each find there way into a project I am working on.
Oh, I forgot one of them is going in the renovation. It may be a while before we will see completed photos but I will share when we are done.
Hudson Valley Courtland Wall Sconce
Milan Wall SconceHudson Valley
How cute is this adjustable wall lamp? Lots of color options too>
One of my all time favorite and go-to for almost every job is Visual Comfort. You can find all of their light fixtures in one great website at Circa Lighting.
Bistro Double Wall Sconce
you can purchase from Shades of Light a great resource if you are looking for a great selection of light fixtures
Must admit, I am a true lover of a good check and a window pane check is one of my
In this casual Family Room I used a neural beige window pane check on two love seats and a pretty blue and white fern print on the chairs. The wicker kids chairs are just so stinking cute I can’t handle it! The tiny pillows in the kids chairs are in the same fabric as the “big” chairs in mini me size.
What to get the look from the internet?
A chic casual outfit a great look for a casual Friday at work (lucky for me, any day of the week) or a night out on the town.
In this cute Guest Bedroom the check fabric was used for everything in the room. Consistent and Cheery.
Sitting Pretty in Pink. A Parsons chair (from Here) in an over scaled window pane.
A recent project I used Four Chairs in a beige check to create a casual seating area. Mixed with a plaid rug with pops of color.
How cute is this little sundress from Anthropologie in a bold black and white check? Perfect for any summer day.
One of my favorite things about working as an interior design is getting to see and share the transformation of a home after a renovation. The photo above is the After of a project I did a short time ago. Bold and colorful for sure, but I don’t think you can really appreciate the After until you see the Before. My clients wanted this room to be a, just about everything room. It needed to function as an Office, Dining Room and a TV room. That is no doubt a tall order for a small(ish) room. I managed to get it all in and function as well as look amazing!
I’ve just started working on a project in Southern California, (Yay!) So Excited! Always fun to get out of town and work in a new area. I decided to do a little looking through local architects and designers web sites to get an idea of the style, which I presumed to be vastly different from little ole Vero Beach. I came across an amazing web site for a southern CA Architectural firm, Island Architects. I was not looking for anything in particular, but as I looked through their portfolio I found that they appear to be fans of curved stair cases. I am a fan as well. It is almost hard to believe but Way-Back-In-the-Day my final portfolio project in college incorporated a curved stair. You could say I’ve had an appreciation for curved stairs for some time. The photo above is from a project I did in the Dutchess County area of New York. Tucked nicely below is a small Powder Room that we turned into a little jewel box with a floating marble countertop, basketweave floor, great textured wall covering and a not seen lovely mini chandelier my clinets found in New Orleans. I love that the photos below all from Island Architects, all curved have a unique presence fo their own. Enjoy!