This room was recently added on to the home of this family of five as an office and sort of play/extra room. Its a great little space with beautiful built-ins and lovely natural light from some french doors which unfortunately I did not capture in these before pictures. The family wanted it to be functional and organized but also stylish since it can be seen almost as soon as you walk into the house. They love color and this add-on needed to flow well from the living room it is connected to. A few other things you should know about this family- they have a four year old, two year old twins, have done a lot of world traveling, and the wife (my friend) is an extremely talented photographer! They already had this great chair and knew they wanted to use the storage for some decorative things and a lot of their kids’ books. There were a few little blank walls and while her kids do play in here since it is just off the living room, we didn’t want to go too “play-room” with it, and decided for a more family friendly feeling. I’ll be back later this week to show you the results, I think it turned out great. Thanks for reading, hope you have a lovely Monday!
It is such an honor to be involved in the ministry that goes on at this center. It is also a challenge. They want bright and light but not cutesy or overly cheery. Many of the girls and women that come through these rooms have been through a lot. I want it to be a place of welcoming and belonging, without any pretense; nothing too bubbly, or overly put together.
Some of this will still be tweaked as I shop and things get ordered. Paint will happen soon and we’ll set the date for the install. I will definitely share more of the process and of course pictures when its finished!
Hello there! Sorry, today I’m posting the darkest picture ever (but before pictures are supposed to be bad, right?).
This is my friend’s guest room. Her style is so bright and fun and colorful, but of course we all have those rooms that just sort of get neglected. When its the guest room that you rarely use it doesn’t really matter! Her in-laws were coming to stay in just a couple of weeks though so we needed to do something quick to perk up this room and make it a more welcoming space.
Here’s the plan we came up with:
She had the walls painted gray and we used my favorite Ikea Ritva curtains on the windows. Floor to ceiling- makes a big big difference! Since we were short on time and wanted to make the most of the budget (don’t we always want to make the most of our budget??) we decided to keep all existing furniture and just update the bedding. We also added some bright & meaningful art, including several pieces done by her kids! We found new lamps, and added in a graphic rug. The result, I think, is a whole lot of fun! We’re calling it The Love Shack, you’ll see why. 🙂
Their sweet little dog was just hanging out here the whole time Paul was shooting. Seems like she thinks its a cozy little room!
It doesn’t take a huge budget or even a huge overhaul to make a big difference. What’s that one room in your house that needs a little LOVE? 🙂
Happy Monday! Today I’m sharing a little more of the house I’ve been working on for over a year- my first big project and a huge one at that. Its really a dream come true for me (not to mention, for the amazing homeowners who have put their trust and faith in me!). The floors went in on this beauty last week and the family will be moving in this week, so exciting!
Here’s the office moodboard. The wall color is Dover Gray that I talked about last week. The husband is a hunter so we had to have a space for his antlers!
And now here is the real thing, just after the floor installation. Those built ins are beautiful and painted in White Dove.
Here’s a view looking from the office into the foyer (before the floors went in, obviously). I love the doorway moldings and little transom over the hallway entrance! The color in the foyer (and most of the rest of the house) is my ever-favorite Silver Dollar by Olympic.
Thanks for reading, have a great Monday!