5.30.2014

My Living Room: MAJA Before and After

This room in our home has seen a lot of change. It began as a big off-white space with loads of sunlight and potential. Hand-me-downs and a few new pieces didn't quite fill the space, or my vision. 
Check out the progress here

Over the past year I've been working on making it more comfortable, casual, and cozy while still chic. I am thrilled with the way it has come together, and we now spend loads of time here, especially when the little man goes to sleep. This sofa is the best place to curl up to watch TiVo with a glass of wine! Henry has the run of the basement living area (more on that space soon!), and it's so nice to have an adult room to relax in. 

Our main new pieces are the sofa and chairs. I knew exactly what I wanted and these fit the bill when I found them. I already had the coffee table and end tables and all of the lamps, but had the pine console table made by a dealer at Scott's. 
The rug is new-ish ....an indoor/outdoor one that doesn't show traffic or, lets face it, dog hair. 

I fell pretty hard for the drapery fabric right when I saw it. So, to frame the large windows and enhance the view of the lake and trees outside, I had double width panels made...I love how they finish the room. 



I found the large lantern at Scott's too, and had the clean-lined parsons etageres built to fit the spaces flanking the fireplace.  



These lamps were once oil jugs on my grandfather's farm. I had them made into lamps and simply love them. The worn, rustic trunk under the table was a score{!} from my sister in-law. 


The mirror was found at a second-hand shop and I painted the frame myself - gray with a gold edge. The large blue and white jars, gold wall sconce, and garden seat were grabbed along the way. 


I love a bit of a collected feel, especially on a mantel. I pulled some things together to create an interesting organic collection....a few stems from the yard, cork covered votives, an olive tray from a trip my parents took, a watercolor of Rome, Italy, and an old turtle shell found in an antique shop. 



The dining space has seen a bit of a fluff as of late, too. And has also seen a big change since we bought our home. Check all of that out here
And a few more deets here.

Due to a very active, walking 10 1/2 month old, a few months ago I had to ditch my bar cart for the time being. And now that Henry is over 12 months, he's super fast so it was a good idea not to have those glasses and bottles with such easy access anymore.
So, the pine armoire saw a little stylin' action. 


I {finally} got my bamboo chairs for the heads of my table! After longing for them for probably 6 years, I am now the proud owner. I love them, and have a feeling they'll be moved around quite a bit.

Now that they've come to live with us, I may have to find a bigger rug for them to sit on. 
ah. 
the list goes on and on.  



Hope you guys have a great weekend! 
See you next week! 
xoxo

5.26.2014

Before and After: Client Reveal....Three spaces to live in!


I loved working with these clients over the past 6 months. Not only are they friends of ours, and had wonderful pieces already, but they were so open to ideas and were super excited to get some things done in their already-great home. They had amazing furniture....great sofas, chairs, large dining table, etc., but accessories and fabrics were missing.
Not. A. Problem.
That's my thing, y'all. :)

It was an added bonus that they have the most precious little baby girl, who I love getting to see too! 

We would be concentrating on the family room/den, the main living room, and the basement/man cave. Here are some before shots to wet your whistle. 


And AFTER:
The Family Room/Den

Personality and color were brought in through the custom pillows and window treatments, as well as the fun woven jute rug. A new coffee table with soft edges will be perfect for little ones on the move. 




We modified the seating arrangement in this room, creating symmetry around the TV by flanking these fabulous chairs with lamps, and surrounding the telly with the black and white images of their sweet family. 


A bit of texture was brought in through simple round baskets now surrounding an antique mirror and marble topped chest.


Some detail shots for you to enjoy around the room...









Their galley-style kitchen was already fantastic, we just brought in a bit of softness through the ikat valance above the sink.



The dining area got the same window treatments, and a new jute rug too.




The living room is now more pulled together with a bit of shuffling around....we brought the gorgeous antique rug up from the basement and pulled the aquas, taupes, and oranges from it's traditional pattern. Pillows, window treatments, and a new coffee table give life to this seating area. 










Last but not least, the man cave. 
This room was based around the large antique flag over the main sofa. I pulled the deep red/coral from it to accent the shades of gray and chocolate already present in the room. 

Accessories were maja-ly needed, so we cultivated some little vignettes with a mix of oyster plates, sunburst mirrors, and antlers paired with pieces the couple already owned. 




Lots of coziness and softness are now present thanks to the lamp lighting, cow hide rug, mix of patterned pillows, and a plush throw. 



A few close ups of the deets:








Hope y'all have enjoyed this reveal! Lots more to show soon!