Perfect World

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My client was downsizing and the buyer of her old home fell in love with her master bedroom furniture and linens.  Perfect.  My client’s design style had migrated from Traditional toward Transitional with a nod toward Mid-Century Modern.  This perfect world combination allowed my client to sell her master bedroom furniture, bedding and drapes along with her home and start afresh.  Nearly afresh.  She kept her Feizy rug and Hancock and Moore chairs which she still loved, but she had the opportunity to select a new bed, nightstands, lamps, bedding and draperies.  Newly commissioned art, a gorgeous floor-to-ceiling limestone fireplace, new nail down floors and a fresh coat of paint finish off her “perfect” master retreat.

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Tweaking Something Already Stunning

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This client owns beautiful, “forever” Baker upholstered pieces that we wanted to “tweak” just ever-so-slightly to fit in perfectly with the updated paint color palate we selected for her new home.  Her goal was to tone down the gold and lighten and brighten:  an important objective when moving to a smaller space.

Reupholstering only the pillows on her sofa and her two lounge chairs worked wonders.  From beautiful to still more beautiful.

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Fabrics that Flow

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Having just remodeled their kitchen, family room and music room, this client created a connected space and it was important for the colors to flow from one room to the next.  Using the new kitchen backsplash tile as inspiration, rich fabrics in coordinating colors with a variety of patterns and textures were selected.

The style and quality of the chairs made them worth reinvesting and reinventing.  Is it possible that these are the same chairs?


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Better Bedrooms: Staging to Sell

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Buyers are shopping for a home, not stuff.  Decluttering was the most important ingredient in staging these three bedrooms in this Keller home.

Other improvements:  fresh paint, new carpet, clean and inviting “hotel-like” bedding, re-arranging, fresh art and accessories.

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Recognize This Room?

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Yes, this is the same teen boy’s room, before and after staging to sell.  Fresh carpet, fresh paint, new accessories, art and bedding.  Now buyers can see the space.  And the kids will be negotiating as to who scores the room.

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Wow, Already!

Budgets and time constraints sometimes get in the way of creating our “dream home” day one.  Even so, small steps can go a long way in the short term.  Paint in particular may have a huge impact on refreshing a room.  This client removed the dark and dated paneling, textured the walls with a light hand-trowel and painted the walls light gray and the fireplace white to match the trim.

Wow, already!

Art, accessories and window treatments will follow in good time.

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A New Old World

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Although it’s all the craze, not everyone is drawn to Transitional Design.  Yet the dark and heavy Old World look so popular ten years ago feels a bit oppressive.  There is a happy middle ground.  By replacing this client’s heavy red, gold and brown upholstery fabrics and drapes with calming neutral creams and sage tones and removing excess accessories, her room is transformed.  This client feels very much at home with her bright and refreshed look of “Provence”.  A “New Old World”.

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