Before and After: A Client Reveal

When clients are your best friends is there even an aspect of “work” to it? 
“Working” with these dear friends has been nothing short of fun, rewarding, and full of laughs. 
After purchasing their first home, an adorable house in the Brookhaven neighborhood of Atlanta, I was called upon to jazz things up a bit. College and family hand-me-downs were begging to be updated and replaced with mature pieces for their grown-up digs. 
Challenge, accepted! 
After our shopping trips for fabrics, monthly treks to Scotts for well, anything, and lots of emails, we now have the most fun, laid-back, serene space for this lovely couple. 
The house was already great! An adorable home on a busy, family filled street. The kitchen and baths had already been updated (SCORE!) and most of the wall colors were workable. 
We would be concentrating on the living room and master bedroom first.
Just to give you the scope of what could stay and what could go, here’s the living room BEFORE and the master bedroom BEFORE:
And here’s the AFTER…
I am thrilled with the way everything turned out! 
Neutral upholstery grounds the space, and texture is brought in through the jute rug laid with cow hide as well as the large tobacco basket over the sofa. 
A mix of found pillows and custom bring in the exciting patterns that keep everything fresh…a watery polka dot on the leather chairs, ikats mixed with graphic punch and a solid on the sofa, and that fabulous graphic print reiterated on the window treatments. 
Two porthole mirrors add interest and reflect light on the far wall.
Clearly, I dig symmetry. 😉

When we decided to keep the wall color as-is, I was a bit worried that it could be difficult to match. Upon finding the graphic print, it was a match made in heaven! 

I love the masculinity of the leather wing back chairs – and paired with a white ceramic garden seat, there’s a nice play on the masculine and feminine.
A zinc-topped coffee table allows for wear and tear, and a simple basket tray provides a place for magazines and remotes. 

I love the contrast of the black lamp against the spa blue walls, and the graphic shape is too cute.

We updated a family antique, an old bobbin chair, with this large scale chevron fabric in a crisp brown and white. 

On an adjacent wall is this white distressed dresser – the perfect place for keys and such. The wooden dough bowl and wood lamps with woven shades give a textural element underneath the pretty framed botanical prints. 

Now, on to the master bedroom reveal. 
Here’s the BEFORE image once again
The walls were an odd shade of mustardy browny tan (ick!), while we were in desperate need of a proper headboard, bedside tables, and fresh paint on the walls. 
Here’s our AFTER image:
A pair of rough-hewn chests now flank the king bed. Mercury lamps add scale and a bit of glam. 

We settled on a fabric combination of whites, creams, blues, and a bit of cappuccino brown. 
The wall color is now a soft taupey gray, and I love the serenity of the cream linen headboard against this soothing wall color. 
I adore this blue and cream zebra linen used on the euro shams. 
It’s our modern element and touch of fabulousness. 🙂
The crisp white matelasse always looks good, especially paired with a pretty blue bolster and cappuccino brown coverlet. 

We chose a pretty cappuccino and cream linen damask for the window treatments – they are gorgeous in this space! They provide softness and when needed, privacy.
Placed between the windows, a mirrored vanity and wooden mirror provide a fun contrast.

Hope you enjoyed this fun reveal! 
Stay tuned for more on this house as we progress to the guest room and office!