Thursday, November 21, 2013

BEFORE AND AFTER




A few months back I got a call from a cute client who recently got married and moved into a new home.

She needed help with her dining area….[ off the kitchen] and wanted a fun casual look.

Here is what we started with.


It was a rainy day but every time I look at this picture it looks like the rain forest through the window.  The table, bench and wall color stays.

Here is my inspiration for the room.

Now my job as a designer is to throw out ideas like a baseball pitching machine.  That being said…..sometimes I get "poo pooed" grrrrrrrrr 

But I usually recover and get over myself:)

Here is a picture of what got done before I went over yesterday to accessorize.

No chalk board wall but the next best thing:)


She got the Ikea chairs, a chalk board and per my suggestion brought in this old bakers rack and mirror that was in another room.


She also purchased the rug and the tolix chairs.  

Isn't she a good client?

This was kind of like an e design…..although lucky for her [I hope]  she lives in Atlanta so I got to do the shushing.


A new light fixture was installed.
Fast forward a couple of months and after a few hours of shopping and accessorizing we had this!


A few pictures from Ikea….black and white runner and wooden bowl from HomeGoods.  

I did use as many of her items as I could.

Love the Ballard lantern.

Before





Before


I have been wanting to use this large Ikea botanical and this large wall was perfect [along with the colors].





I was thinking how anxious I get before an installation no matter if small or large.  I wonder if I have enough stuff….what if they don't like it….blaa…blaa.

Design tip:  Sometimes when I am working on an area and it just isn't coming together….I leave it and start on something else.  

Clear the mind you know.  Take a few pictures with my iPhone…..so I can see where I need to edit.  You can't rush this stuff.

And that's it!

Last job before Thanksgiving.

Shagobble.









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44 comments:

René said...

Wow! Once again an amazing transformation. Love that botanical chart & have one hanging in my kitchen too.

Anonymous said...

You manage to get a high end look on an Ikea budget! Love this.
Denise

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Fabulous job, of course. I love my Ballard lantern, too.

Carrie @ Cosy Carolina Interiors said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love the transformation!!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my, this turned out so pretty. I love your design and it all came together beautifully. Hugs, marty

J. Schoenberger Design said...

Great job babe! Happy to know that poo poo feeling is universal amongst us. I have the same ikea botanical in my car right now ;-) xoxo jen@vreelandroad

Ashley @ The Houston House said...

I love it! Great job, as usual!

My Notting Hill said...

Gorgeous!! That must be one happy homeowner. The botanical is perfect there.

Simply LKJ said...

Beautiful!

Pat@BPM said...

It looks beautiful, Sherry! I love that big window, too.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

The room looks amazing!! If I ever move to Atlanta I am sold on hiring you!! You truly are my favorite designer!

Jen Gilday said...

Looks great!!!! I love it! The big ikea print is fun too!

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

Amazing...such a cool space...and well-priced.

Kelly@Bungalow Blue said...

Looks fabulous, as always, Sherry! Everything you touch turns to gold, lady! Especially love the accessorizing on the baker's rack xo

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

You can come schuush at my casa ANYtime!!

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

You can come schuush at my casa ANYtime!!

Cindy said...

Amazing transformation! The table runner really makes such a difference, and i love the lantern. It's really cool how the wall color looks great now with all your changes...

Cindy

Bethany [at] Powell Brower Home said...

so glad to know even the pros get the second-guesses right before go-time. this is splendid! i love it. and i think you did wonders!

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

You did such a great job of incorporating what she already had but I still see your fab touch everywhere. That botanical print is one of my favorites too!

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

Sha-fantastic transformation!! I love it!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

you are magical.

Anonymous said...

This looks so nice-pulled together without being fussy. I love it!!

Clarissa

gina said...

Another beautiful room....love it!

michele said...

you are a goddess. and i must have that botanical. i bow to you for the zillionth time.

michele

Emily A. Clark said...

Little changes--big difference! That black door looks great, too.

Heidi @ Decor & More said...

Beautifully done! Looks expensive, but with Ikea? Genius.
xo Heidi

A Perfect Gray said...

YOU are nothing short of amazing.

stephanie at Stephanie Kraus Designs said...

so in love!!! wish I could wait to post like you until its all styled but I never can wait!!!

Elena said...

WOW, it turned out great! I love the striped rug and botanical with it all.

Marti Adams said...

Love it! I know the couple personally - you do such excellent work! When can I hire you?!

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Fierce and fabulous! Love your style!!! xo

Kris @ Driven by Décor said...

Of course I love it! Amazing what a huge change you were able to make using a lot of IKEA items!

Kimberly Lemmon said...

It looks so good Sherry and I'm surprised to hear you say you get nervous before an install. Your spaces always look flawless.

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

You're a miracle worker! Love the color scheme and your fantastic mix of what she had and a few new things. Great job!

Andrea said...

What a great room! Love the stripes and that lantern is one of my favorites. Your clients are lucky to have you as their designer!

Kim said...

It really is beautifully pulled together and must make your client extremely happy!! Enjoy your Thanksgiving! xo

therelishedroost said...

Love that feel, very calm and cool with the black accents.. it's so well put together-great job!!!

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

What a lucky newlywed to start off with such a great design. Love the stripes in it all, and of course, the Sherry touch! Have a great weekend and hope your holiday is grand! xo Nancy

Pura Vida said...

cute client is lucky to know you!

StagerLinda said...

That lantern is a masterpiece! Love all of your work. The tablescape is so pretty.

Taylor Greenwalt said...

Looks great...love that botanical from IKEA..

pam {simple details} said...

Another wonderful job, Sherry!! I always love that Stockholm rug, what a great job showing that stylish doesn't have to be pricey!

Carol@6WilsonBlog.com said...

Great as usual. I love how the botanical takes up so much space with so much drama. I'm sure they love you. ;-)

Julia | Pawleys Island Posh said...

What! I love this room. It's perfect and so glad she listened to you! Such a great change!