Friday, October 4, 2013


So funny that the ORC started this week because I got a call from my client who so generously allowed me to detail the designs of her den during my first go around.

In fact the outside of her home was featured in Southern Living.

This time she wants to pull her LR together.  It is a  narrow room and when you enter from the foyer here is your view.

We are going to work with the sofa...and we will talk more about that later.  Lucky for me she had an inspiration image.

She loved this collection of blue and white porcelain and wanted to incorporate some in her room.

Cue me jumping up and down.
I love this look.

There is not room to move the sofa forward allowing for a table I had another thought.

After I got home and did a floor plan I realized that the area on the right and left of the entrance to the family room is going to be too far away from the "conversation area" let's just make it pretty.

Yeah.  Why the hell not.

I put together a rather primitive board.

OK....shut up all you "olioboard pros".

Design tip #1:  There is only one window in the room [opposite] so I wanted to create the illusion of more windows by using the 2 mirrors.

Design tip #2:  It's nice to have a little symmetry in a room....

Design tip #3:  There are no rules in design anymore so these are old school.

If you have been reading my blog for any length of time you will remember my header used to be this.

I am a BIG fan of blue and white porcelain .

Tina from The Enchanted Home has a store chock full of this stuff.

My good friend and blogger extraordinar Emily Clark has recently started a collection.

So get on the bandwagon and get yourself some. 

Anyway...I will keep you updated as we put the whole room together along with more incredible design tips :) 

Y'all have a good weekend.


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Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

I am on board. My collection keeps growing, no matter what my husband says. :)

thefarmfiles said...

Adore blue and white...can't wait to see what you do!

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

Love when clients come back for more! Her entry to her home is outstanding, as is your plan for her LR! Have a great weekend !
xo Nancy

Julie said...

Love blue and white pieces. So timeless!

Emily A. Clark said...

Blogger extraordinaire?? Dang! I'm putting that on my resume.

Well, you know I love this look. I love that inspiration image with the rattan table mixed in. All of my favorite things.

Leslie Price said...

Would love to see your notes on the floor plan as well! Can't wait to see this room come together!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I love blue and white and have a collection, too. Can't wait to see what you do.

Vel Criste said...

I'm definitely jumping in Sherry! I just acquired 2 'new' old blue & white pot and jar for my budding collection! Can't wait to see how this room will turn out!

My Interior Life said...

You know I love it. I currently have 4 pieces on my dining room table (which I should just have 3 but I just got a new one and didn't know where to put her)! That room will look gorgeous!!

Dana Frieling said...

Southern Living better get ready to snag the rights to the inside of their house too! Looking forward to seeing you work your magic, Sherry.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Sherry, I am a lover of blue and white too. Look forward to seeing the changes.

An Urban Cottage said...

I love the plan.

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

Love it, Sherry. I just this afternoon added to my collection of blue and white and I always want more!

Simply LKJ said...

Saw the cover. Love blue and white. Timeless and classic. I am sure it will be amazing!!

A Perfect Gray said...

awesome look. please share some of the sources you'll use - or is that top secret designer info? I would hate it if you had to kill me after you revealed your sources. I was just thinking today about a pair of demilunes like you've proposed, gray of course. and I am also considering the blue and white ware, just need it to be reasonably priced.


Kris @ Driven by Décor said...

Love the inspiration and hope we get to everything when it's done. We've got blue and white fireplace tile so I'm hoping to throw some blue and white ceramics into the room to make it seem less out of place. I'm sure what you do in this room will help me gather some inspiration for my own!

Maureen Wyatt said...

It's going to be great fun following along with you on this project!

cindy hattersley design said...

Love what you have planned. Can't wat to see more!!

alfred said...

The sommelier opened the wine, to let it breath on its own. I suggested aerating the wine since we had less time than originally planned, however he looked at me like I had two heads. The idea of using a wine aerator must have been a major faux pas to him.

decantus wine aerator

kelly@tearinguphouses said...

those blue and white pieces are addicting to collect, aren't they?

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said... blue and white.

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

That front door is beyond curb appeal. Your client's inspiration pictures are some of my favorites. This will be a room I want to live in, I can just tell.

The Pink Pagoda said...

I can't wait to see this -- gonna be FANTASTIC!! Thank you so much for the mention, Sherry! said...

I cannot WAIT to see what you do with this room! I love blue and white but I've never used it en masse. I'll be holding my breath waiting to see your reveal, so please go fast!

Dstinyseatings said...

awesome!look great very creative blog thanks for share restaurant chairs

Kay said...

It’s always nice when clients and designers like similar things, the work is much nicer then. Talking about the white-blue combination, it’s great! I recently ordered pillow covers with white-blue tie-die effect and gold zippers for my condo apartment and it freshened up the interior more than I would have said :) hugs, Kay

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