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.
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.