Whew! What a week.....we had to have some windows replaced cause.....well they were rotten. I mean shabby chic looks good inside the house but not so good on the outside.
You could almost stick your finger through the wood. Also remember when I told you about sitting in my chair [in the small keeping area] and the leg broke? I fell back....the corner of the chair hit the window and BAM....broke about three windowpanes. It was ugly. We fixed it real nice with some duct tape. Don't laugh...serious.
Then we left it like that all winter. What do you think my neighbor thought about that? You know the one I wrote about here.
I'm sorry...got side tracked. My point is that yellow pollen is all over my house.
But I don't have time to address that issue cause I have a post to finish and then get myself to Scott's.
I don't think I will have time to give all the before and afters of the room.....but we will make some headway.
I left you with the makeover of the foyer and y'all were so sweet! Many asked for the color of the door and it was SW Urbane Bronze. First time I have used it after reading how wonderful it is on so many blogs.
Now before I go any further let me say this. I am so appreciative that my clients let me post pictures of their home. Just remember.....if you don't like something please just don't say anything. You must keep in mind that when I work with clients I have parameters, budgets and limitations. I am there to work with what they have and give them their style.
In posting the afters....hopefully I can spark some inspiration in your own home. Design is not rocket science......we are not curing cancer.....I am hired to help pull everything together to create a home.
Here is the before picture of the bookshelves and fireplace.
Remember when I posted about the vintage Atlanta map? It was to go over the mantle but no matter what I tried I think it is not going to be big enough so I am looking for a piece of art. Meanwhile I left what she had and tried to make it pretty for her company. She had everything but the box which I picked up at a flea market. We recovered the small stools.
I went in the back yard and cut down some bamboo branches....
You can see the curtains are very simple....just sheers...no lining. You can scroll back up and see that I also reworked the bookshelves and added some items....We have some leftover wallpaper from the foyer and I want to use it for the back of these.
They have a 9 month old so I thought this red pouf from West Elm would be great! Plus it added some color to this side of the room. The rug was staying but I layered an 8 x 10 over it....
This is the bookshelf to the right of the FP. On the third shelf from the top I used a beautiful small oil that I got from my friend Michele [she is so talented] I have been looking for a special project to use this!
The TV had already been hung in the corner for optimal viewing of college football. From what I understand life pretty much stops during that season. I bet they put flags on their car....am I right guys?
Another picture of the curtains...
Remember these floral chairs?
They are now sporting a more neutral nubby blue.
And the after of this beauty...
OK.....we will continue this on Monday....boy I can drag it out huh?
We did not change the paint color...it was a good neutral. We did move some furniture around...which you will see.
Must get my big butt moving.....
Try and drag out the weekend people!