Friday, October 21, 2011

Hello Friday!

Can you believe it...another week and now it is the weekend.  Booyah!!!

So let's get right down to business....just got another project, and another brown sectional.  My second one this year [sectional, not project!]

I did one this summer [leather] and I pretty much raided Pottery Barn for pillows.  We had to recover chairs and the ottoman, along with a new rug, so that did not leave much for custom pillows.

Here is the before, we kind of went with a little "Americana" theme...red, white, and blue to wake up all the brown!

The majority of the budget went to recover the 2 chairs and ottoman.  I think it was worth it though.  She has 4 kids so it HAS to be durable!
They turned out pretty good.
Ottoman before:


And after

Another view

Changed out the end table by the sofa, added a new bigger lamp....and one of the biggest changes was the seagrass rug.
Lot's of pillows on the sofa to soften it up a bit. 

Here is the kitchen dining area....before 
A sea of brown.....

Changed out the light fixture.

New cushion out of sunbrella fabric, new rug and more PB pillows....Thank God it was the end of the season and all the pillows were on sale!


So...not much money...a little accessorizing....NO new furniture [except for the small end table] and a much more cohesive look.  

Now I am putting together some looks for the next sectional...it is not leather but a micro fiber...like ultra suede.  

I'll show you the different plans next week.  I'm getting pretty good with brown :)

I was ADAC [design center] the other day and Schumacher has an awesome new wallpaper book out.  I snapped a few of my favs....
Can I tell you how glad I am that blue is back in a big way?????

I could so do a room with this...

Ahhhhh.....

Loving these patterns so much.

Can I get a high five that wallpaper is BACK?????

I am looking at this for another project I am working on.

This would be a pretty bedroom or LR huh????  I love that fabric so much it makes me sick.  For real.

OK my little brussel sprouts...you must rock this weekend for all it is worth....let the air out of it....toss it up.....kick it around!

Crack open the wine.....

Sherika

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30 comments:

The Life of the Chous said...

I love the transformation!! Do you have the information for the seamstress you used to reupholster the furniture and make the seat cushions? I live in the Atlanta area and am looking for someone! Thanks for all the inspiration you provide!!

Carolyn@SweetChaos said...

It looks great, Sherry! I love that you worked with what she had. Your small changes had big impact! And, I have 4 kids so I know the pillows not only accessorize the room, but are great for pillow fights, too. I'm sure your client's kids wouldn't dream of using them for that though :)

And, try not to get too excited, but I just nominated you for the Versatile Blogger award. You can check out the details on my blog. Enjoy your weekend!

Stacey said...

Great post! The transformation is wonderful. I love that you used their existing furnishings and made them prettier. The pillows are lovely and all the different colors are fun.

Now about that Schumacher....woo hoo!!

Jessie said...

Love the transformation. The living room looks so much lighter now!

I love the wallpapers and the gorgeous Schumacher fabrics in the last picture as well! Looking forward to see future projects!

Hope you have a fabulous weekend, Sherry!

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

Kathysue said...

Brown leather and brown micro fiber are hard ones to deal with and yet you my dear made it work!! so much better. Pillows are our best friends in the design world, that and paint!! Great job as always. Have a fun weekend kicking it around!! Kathysue

Anonymous said...

What a difference a little fabric makes huh? It looks fabulous....love it :o)
~Des

Renae Moore said...

Pillows make such a difference! I just changed all of mine out in the FR, fresh new look! Great job on the FR, definitely kid friendly. Love the ottomon!

pam {simple details} said...

What brown? Awesome job making it disappear! Love the punch the ottoman fabric and upholstery job gives the room!

Cheers to the weekend and wallpaper! :)

Cindy said...

Holy Moly girl, you woke that room right up! Amazing! What a difference the blue makes. I'm so in awe of how you can look at a room, and figure out just the right touches to make that big of a difference. Just knowing to get a bigger lamp, that's talent ! Wow...

Cindy

Heidi @ Decor & More said...

Nice! I've got a big brown ultrasuede beast that is learning to play nicely with creams, blues, and greens. :) Took some doin'.
Have a fab weekend in the ATL!

PS- check out my new site if you get a chance:
http://heidimilton.com

Heidi @ Decor & More said...

Der-- too much HS football for me tonight! That's http://www.heidimilton.com

:)

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love this makeover. Have a good one!

kalynor said...

i love how small changes can transform a room, and the seagrass just lit up the whole space! Great job!

Debbie C said...

Lets just hope they move the potty chair off the new sea grass rug...eeeekk!!

Mary said...

This looks awsome! Good job!
The rooms look so much fresher.

Taylor Greenwalt said...

Sherry, I love the transformation. The blue brings the brown leather to life. What fabric is the ottoman from? I also love the change in lighting. That Pottery Barn, you cant beat the price when it comes to pillows.

The Sunbrella Team said...

Great job on introducing color into the living spaces. It was a much-needed color pop!

Tiffany @ {Living Savvy} said...

You make me laugh... out loud... every time! Enjoy your weekend!

Tiffany {Living Savvy}

Kerry said...

Ok I'm still giggling because I can't believe no one mentioned the potty chair yet. Nice transformation though.
I love the Schumacher Paisley. Trying to find a way to incorporate it in my house.

diane said...

Great job...love how you tied in the brown with that ottoman fabric. I am with you, if I never see another brown leather couch OR sectional it will be too soon. And that dining room window seat looks great now.

Holly said...

I love the family's new Americana look, but I love that it's not too Americana - it's just the right amount and such a fresh new look for them. That rug and light fixture work wonders! And the preview of your new project looks amazing!!!! I'd take that room please!!

Interior Design Musings said...

Great redo, my friend! Also, those fabrics you selected in the last image are A - maze - ing. You have to put that collection to use in a space! M.

The enchanted home said...

Hey Sherry...a whole lot of pretty going over here!! What a fabulous makeover, love the fresh lively vibe its going on now and those Schumacher wallpapers, how gorgeous they are!! So many beautiful things all in one post!

Stop doing an amazing giveaway for a piece of furniture from Safavieh!

lisaroyhandbags said...

I can't even tell you how great the room looks now! So much fresher even with all that leather still in the room. The rug and chairs look fantastic and later they can switch up pillows again and have an entirely different look. As for my rockin weekend - I'm baking a coffee cake as I type this - does that count for rockin? :)

Rosa @ FlutterFlutter said...

Sherry! I'm LOVING that last picture. I'm assuming that the gorgeous grey/blue fabric is also Schumacher, since the rest is? Can you share the name? Otherwise I'll be forced to Google, gorgeous grey and blue fabric, which could take a while... ;)

Taylor Greenwalt said...

Sherry, I wanted to let you know that I gave you the versatile award for your blog. check it out. Go to my blog. Julie

Jenny Beth said...

gorgeous room! you inspire me soo much! I have a client I am working with now and all I can say the power of fabric and some accessories can literally knock your socks off!!

Amy Vermillion @ Martineau Vermillion Interior Design said...

Sherry, you are a talent girl! Very inspirational. Designers are invaluable when it comes to helping folks maximize their look and managing their budget.
Bravo,
Amy

Splendid Willlow said...

Good morning Sherry,

I hope you celebrated with a lof of Champagne because these rooms look fantastic - thanks to you! Airy, fresh, stylish and personal. Your clients must love you!

LOVE the light fixure in the eating area. Good choice.

lovelovelove,

Mon

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

You certainly managed to soften up that sectional! Your first line cracked me up, second this year...sectional, not project. :)

Janell