Monday, January 20, 2014

BEFORE AND AFTER....THE REST OF THE ROOM




Hello lovers and thanks so so much for your great comments on this makeover!  Everyone zeroed in on that floral fabric and I have to tell you it almost got me in trouble!

I went against ALL of my instincts and delivered the pillows before Christmas.  She had been so patient with me [one of the fabrics was back-ordered]  and I just wanted to give her something. 

I was feeling anxious.  

See how easily I can fold.

Then I got an email about the floral and how pastel it looked and her husband was feeling a little nervous.  Yikes...that will teach me.  

But she said she trusted my vision and they would nervously await the install.  I mean who has patience anymore?  I struck "client gold".....

Whew I thought..... better get on it or I might have some floral pillows of my own......not that there is anything wrong with that right?

Lets get down to business.....the rest of the room.

Before

Things I wanted to change....."leg city" near the chair, a larger lamp to fill some space, some color and pattern in the pillows and balance for the window seat area.....you'll see.

After.
I added the West Elm lamp and a wood table from World Market.  It helped warm up the corner.  She had the chair [HomeGoods!].  I also lowered the window shades a hair.

My favorite plant from Ikea.....you can not kill that sucker.

Some other shots...
Now you are getting a glimpse of how I changed the window seat area....

There were a lot of horizontal lines here with the window shades, mantel and large round bolster.

After
I split up the mirrored art and suggested adding a library sconce above [Ballard Designs].  I also brought in more pillows and leaned the birch logs.

 I wanted to use the floral next to the stone fireplace for some softness.

Before


I repurposed the small table for a place to set a drink or book and used the other picture with another sconce.

Before

After





Guess what?  

I have another area that I can save for Wednesday! Part three....don't hate.

In other news.....I got Step one done....Christmas decor all down.  Step 2 was haul it up to the attic.  Yesterday I accomplished Step 3 and that was to clean the whole house....you know REALLY CLEAN.  Now I am stuck at Step 4 which is to re-style those areas.  

I could actually be stuck with that task ahead of me until spring.

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36 comments :

A Perfect Gray said...

you amaze us.

Jerrold said...

Loving the small elements in this room! What is this magical un-killable plant from IKEA? LOL

susan said...

Sherry, I think that you have the best taste and style of anyone in blogland. You strike that balance where it's just enough but never too much...which is hard to do. You make it look effortless. Another beautiful space...

Emily A. Clark said...

This room is so good, I would break it up into 3 (or 13) parts, too! I do love the little seats and sconces.

I noticed you left the fireplace empty. Do you have thoughts on this? I'm trying to decide what to do with ours right now so it's no longer usable...

And finally--this is so tacky, but do you mind updating my site to emilyaclark.com in your blog roll? This change to WP has been a big pain in the neck! :(

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love your changes and the new colors and patterns. Looks fabulous. Hugs, Marty

The enchanted home said...

Sherry you are amazing! You show that even small changes can make a big difference! Its all in the details....

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

I'm loving the pictures so much you break this room up into as many parts as you want my friend. I just found similar sconces at Lowes (hard to believe) and now that I see them in your pictures, I'm even more excited to give them a try.

Sara Lorton said...

Beautifully done! Still in love with the plum you used in the room.

Vel Criste said...

I love how you sectioned each area Sherry but still make it feel cohesive!!! GENIUS! love the pops of greens and purple everywhere too! I can't wait to see how your clean home will look like next!

Anonymous said...

Really beautifully done!

Simply LKJ said...

Another amazing makeover! Love the sconces, but had a question...did they have an electrician come hard wire them? Don't see any cords. Wondered if it was a major hassle to add them. And, I am right there with ya...everything is still as I left it once the decorations came down!

Connie Dolin said...

I'm in love. These are not your usual colors and I still love it! You are amazing!

Anonymous said...

beautiful room, as usual! Do you know what paint color the walls are? Thanks, Toni

Anonymous said...

Beautiful job! You are the best ! I never miss a post because your work inspires me to do things in my home, and you crack me ~ good combo!

AntiqueChase said...

I love this room and all the changes you made... lovely!

Holly said...

That new side table next to the chair is perfection and the perfect rough/nubby wood - love that. But I have to say that they did a really good job pre-Sherry, but you just sprinkled your design fairy dust over it and now it's even better. Looking forward to the finale/part 3.

Anonymous said...

Sherry, your rooms exude such a warm welcome with your creative style. This room delivers no less!! You are truly gifted. I love, love, love your blog! Your humor is over the top. It always gives me a lift and a giggle. Mimi

Kathleen said...

I feel like you veered off a little from your "palette" by bringing in the purple and I love it! It really brightens up the room. I'm so ready for you to wave your magic wand over here! Great job! Oh, and I just found yet another Christmas item still hanging out in my family room! I tell ya, there like bunnies!

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

Room is looking amazing!

Heidi @ Decor & More said...

Looks AMAZING, Sherry! But of course, everything you do is smashing. I love all the smaller "zones" - places to perch or land. Cozy and multipurpose. Awesomeness.
xo Heidi

Heidi @ Decor & More said...

Looks AMAZING, Sherry! But of course, everything you do is smashing. I love all the smaller "zones" - places to perch or land. Cozy and multipurpose. Awesomeness.
xo Heidi

Melissa at the Hive said...

Sherry, Thank you so much for commenting on my blog today. I have had my blog for several years and only three people read it (me, my sister and my best friend) it seems. I rarely get comments, and your comment was like getting to meet a celebrity! It really meant alot. I think you are hilarious.

Lesa Bell www.LoveNowSellLater.com said...

Your pillows are so interesting and fresh. They add so much to the space. Love how you don't break the bank with the accessories.

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

This looks FABULOUS!

Pat@BPM said...

Incredibly terrific,Sherry! You are amazing!

Victoria said...

I love the transformation, Sherry. Small changes. Big impact. No need to spend a ton of money. That is the benefit of using a talented designer like you.
Best...Victoria

Lisa Gabrielson said...

You honed in on your client's good taste, and performed magic! The colors are so unexpected, but flow beautifully. You have created another interesting, comfortable, fresh and livable space. GREAT JOB!

Monika Jones said...

This room turned out great! I love all the details and especially the pillows with these gorgeous patterns. Great colour scheme!

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Anonymous said...

I also love the small details. Where did you get those coasters by the un-killable plant?

Barbara said...

wonderful! The green velvet window seat cushion covers looked so blah before. Now with the floral pillows, it looks beautiful and current. The sconces were a great addition as well. I really appreciated how you show your sources! The room has been beajtifully Sherrified!

Cathy Wall said...

I love when clients can trust their designer! The shushing you did to this space is just what it needed. Sometimes the collaboration btwn a pro like yourself and a gal with a great eye are the best kind, as witnessed here! Great job girl!

cindy hattersley design said...

Shari...so many wonderful details. I am anxious to hear what you think about that Ballard Sconce (quality wise) I am thinking about using them on a project. I love the depth the plum details add and I adore that World Market table as well!

Christina Baker said...

You totally hit the nail on the head regarding the horizontal lines!! I would have never noticed it, though you could "feel" it, until you pointed it out. Love that!! Thought the subtle lowering of the shades was a such great move. Love the light airy feel as always....I also need that plant that will never die. Seriously.

pam {simple details} said...

I'm lazy, I love it when you analyze it for me! You have me looking around to see if I have any 'leg cities'! :)

Jessica Lopez said...

Hi Sherry! Thank you for sharing your photos. I love your work! May I ask what the wall color is in these photos? Thank you for your help!

Melanie @ The Painted Chandelier said...

Love the lamps and sconces, and love the colorful fabrics with the neutral furnishings. Everything is beautiful,Sherry. Lucky client!!