BEFORE AND AFTER



Last week I gave you a little preview of this project which I installed on Wednesday.

I spent all day today returning what I didn't use.  About as fun as a sharp stick in the eye.  

 I have to "over buy" and sometimes when I start the process I will get something and then see something I like better…..of course.

Lord knows I don't want to be out in left field without a glove right?

No worries because I have learned that it is better to have too much than not enough.
  
Kind of like shoes:)  

This was more pulling together that a major overhaul.  She had the furniture but needed help putting the finishing touches on the room.  The best part....no rules.  Yep another easy client.  Am I lucky or what.

Before
 Lets start with this view first.  This is the RH sofa that is deep….deep like a twin bed.  Great for TV watching but it needed more pillows to sit comfortably.  I brought over some pillow forms so we could decide what it would take to make it more comfy.  This sofa has very horizontal lines and the existing pillows weren't helping.  Plus I think it needed some pattern.  

Call me crazy.

Just to review..... here are the fabrics
OK...I had many request for the name of the floral fabric so here it is....Designers Guild color/Seraphina.



After

You likey?  Let's talk this over.  
I added the white vases on the console to lighten that area up.   Softened it with some patterned pillows and accessorized the coffee table.  

I also moved the sofa up closer to the edge of the rug.  It looked like it was off the grid and since all the other furniture was on the rug why make the sofa look like an outcast right?  Bad sofa....stay in your own corner.

The large mirrored tray was already there.  I picked up the books at a thrift store,  black glass beads from Scott's,  and the rest of the accessories came from Target, World Market, and HomeGoods.  

My favorite thing is the small wooden bowl with the purple stones [owners] in it.

A few more after shots




Stripe fabric is Clark and Clark.

Before


After
I accessorized the white vases [from Crate and Barrel and Target] with Forsythia branches and tulips.  



Before

She had already ordered 2 new chairs from Room and Board to replace these when we met and I suggested she add more panels from Ikea to beef up the curtains.  I think there are now 2 panels on the sides and 2 in the middle.

The taller chairs and Ikea floor lamp [previously in another area] helped add some much needed height to this space.  I also pulled out the shorter nesting table [I believe these are from Ikea] to give it more volume .


This low vase came from Target and I got the succulents from Kroger.  The candlesticks were from her collection.


You will have to come back on Monday if you want to see the rest of this makeover. And "mean Sherry" makes another appearance.

Some news here.....Thanks to Lisa my ORC is being published!  The photo shoot is next week and I'm so excited:)

Have a smashing weekend!

Shayray












47 comments

Beth of designPOST Interiors said...

Your clients are not easy they are smart to let you work your magic without interfering! You totally deserve to have that Bunny room published!

Kris @ Driven by Décor said...

Congrats on getting your ORC room published -it's so well deserved! And this project is amazing too - lucky, lucky client!

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

Fabulous zhushing! I love those pillows and the white vases make such a statement. We are in the accessorizing stage of a living room client and I love the hunt. I hate the returns, too, especially if it's to a million stores. Congrats on Beijing published Sherry! So exciting and so worthy!! xo Nancy

Cathy Wall said...

Wave that magic wand, this space looks amazing! And the purple, not usually a color I gravitate towards, is so fresh, LOVE. Congrats too, on the publishing, so well deserved!

gina said...

Gorgeous......as usual!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

color of the year at its finest! gorgeous!

Nancy said...

ok, I just picked my mouth up off the keyboard. I love it. you do no wrong in my book. love. it. all.

Emily A. Clark said...

I don't likey, I lovey!! And, I am normally not a purple/radiant orchid person in any way but this is beautiful.

Are you pumping out projects as fast as your blog makes it seem? You make it look easy.

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

Yeah Baby!! I am so excited for you, and never surprised that others want to feature you. You deserve all the good things that come your way.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love this. Glad you helped the sofa not feel abandoned.

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

Love your make-over. Congratulations on having your ORC published.

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

Wow! This is a stunning makeover! Everything is just perfect - love the fabrics, and the vases, and accessories. The homeowner has such a perfect start for you to work from! Great job!

Judy said...

Crazy good.

And your ORC I have to say was True Love for me.

pam said...

so much goodness here. it's gorgeous! and congrats on being published. well deserved. now on to other things.... because of you i spend my days wondering when i can sneak in another episode of "the killing" before i binge watch it at night and stay up until 1 am. i'm almost to the end of season 2. what was with that kiss between terry and stan? i totally didn't get that. you? (hubby's not watching so i can't bother him with my question.)

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

You nailed it. And thrilled you will be featured properly like you should. :)

Loretta Fontaine (EcoHappy Blog) said...

Sherry- Nice! What a difference on that sofa! What a cozy place to snuggle up - your client must be THRILLED!

On returns, I am still working on returning Christmas gifts. Sometimes I have to just look pathetic in front of the clerk for the refund. I am usually good with my receipts, it's the time frames that get me - it can take me months to get to the stores!!!! Too busy.

Loretta

Lisa Marie Wells said...

WOW!! Amazing transformation!! I love it!! I need those pillows in my life!!!!!

Sara Lorton said...

Love what you did here, as always. Beautiful job!

Holly said...

Oh my LAWD!!!! Each time I look at one of your projects I say to myself "this is my favorite" "nope this is my favorite" - THIS is a favorite. #radiantorchid! and I love. Can I come down to assist sometime b/c I just want to see you work your magic in action! :) And congrats on the ORC - so exciting!! Go girl!

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

Beautiful! Smiling as I read where you pulled the sofa closer to the edge of the rug... a BIG pet piece of mine.

Amber B (Simple Dwellings) said...

Wow, what a beautiful transformation! I think I also like to overbuy for clients. Better to have more than not enough. I love the colors and accessories you chose for this room! And a super big congrats to you for being published!! How amazing, but not surprising! :) You always rock it!!

stephanie at Stephanie Kraus Designs said...

You are amazing! What a great transformation with styling of course. Congrats on getting published well-deserved!

therelishedroost said...

Looks great and the color pops! I love using beads too and the accessories a are so well done!!
Best,
Karolyn

Carolyn@Sweet Chaos Home said...

Gorgeous! Love the simple white vases… I didn't even notice the console until you added them. And, the beads rock. Wish I could find some of those!! Great job :)

Dixie Delights said...

I seriously love every detail. Kinda makes me want more purples in my life.

michele said...

of course it will be published! hurrayyyyy!

michele

Renae Moore said...

Great job as usual Sherry. I have to say, I think you are one of the very best at styling. AND to have the client give ou carte blanche on how you do it - a gift for sure. I would like a dip in that pool - mine of late have had many 'opinions'!

Just Spiff It said...

Of course another project that I love!! I really need some glass beads!!
Have a great weekend!

Karen at Home Sweet Hollywood said...

Looks fantastic Sherry! Love how you brightened up the room and pulled it all together. Another beautiful room.

Congrats on getting the Bunny Hutch published...well deserved! xo

Carmel - Our Fifth House said...

I swear you have a magic wand! Love it all and man - what a gorgeous house!!

mrs. V | Chez V said...

Well deserved! Bravo.

Amanda said...

fabulous as always friend!!! and I so totally agree-buy more than you need! especially when styling bookshelves! ugh!
and OMG! what have I never thought of that--- a tray on a tray! Ive only ever used ONE tray on a coffee table NEVER thought of adding a smaller one to the big one-- genius! I tell ya
ps. Ill be in ATL in March for Design Bloggers- you better be there or at least come meet me for drinks!
Lisa needs to come too!

Bonnie Schulte said...

Oh, WOW..Your afters are amazing. Love what "you" can do!!!!!!

Erika at BluLabel Bungalow said...

Success!! And I love the purple palette. Totally on trend, yet timeless. Congrats on the upcoming feature. I'd publish ALL of your work!

traci zeller designs said...

Pure gorgeousness, Sherry! I am crazy for those pillows, and the accessories are perfection. I do the same thing ... and I have an SUV full of accessories at this very moment! Thinking I'll make another run today to hit a last few store before my "fluffing" on Monday. ;-)

Congratulations on the upcoming publication; can't wait to see it in print!!

Laura said...

This is amazing!
You accomplished the right magic-
it looks new yet traditional and her new things don't look new.

Amazing!
Congratulations on your photo shoot.

Laura

Kimberly Lemmon said...

Finally made it over to see for myself. I love all of your touches, Sherry. The purple is so pretty in there - who knew I liked purple? Congrats on getting published - you on fire!!

angela | the painted house said...

Floral pillows!

Sherry, you are so good at what you do. So good!

Floral pillows!

Please bury me in Designer Guild florals.

Shelley | Crazy Wonderful said...

Good grief, you are so good!!!!! I now want some purple in my life...

angietrue said...

Great job so much eye candy.love all the styling.

Bethany [at] Powell Brower Home said...

sher - you are a genius with layering and styling. wow did you make this pop - i love everything. GEN-I-US.

Bethany [at] Powell Brower Home said...

ahhhhhhhhhhh - and congrats on getting that room published. so excited. will run out and buy the copy as soon as i hear that its out. im so proud of you!

pam {simple details} said...

Seriously, WOW!! LOVE the pillows and collection of white vases to lighten up the space was brilliant! BIG congrats on that fabulous ORC room!!

Bethany DeVore said...

Wow! It looks beautiful! I am a total overbuyer too when it comes to clients, but I like to have a little wiggle room. I do hate the return process though!

Laurie from Laurie Jones Home said...

What a beautiful space!! I love the use of purple, I have a gray couch too and I will for sure be pinning this for inspiration! I love your style!

kate@willowinteriors said...

Congrats on the great news!!! How exciting and well deserved! I loved Bunny's space and I'm sure it will look fabulous in print! Can't wait!
And I love your zhushing here...makes a huge difference!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful work! I would love to know more about the wood on the wall in the entry if you could share the resource..thanks!

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