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Monday, February 27, 2012

What I have been up to lately

I haven't posted much lately about the projects I am working on - mainly because I don't have anything to really show (no photos). But I thought it was time to at least give a little update. Things don't always move fast in the design world - it can take a lot of time to search for just the right carpet and fabrics and furniture and then there can be a lot of waiting. For example in the dining room I am working on (you know, the one where I am moving the dining room into the existing living room), we want to place new wingback chairs on the ends of the table. First we had to locate the chairs we wanted to use and then we had to select just the right fabric to put on them.

The palette of this beautiful home near the ocean is done mainly in navy, blues and reds. But the client is an eclectic art collector and recently acquired this on a trip to Cannes (photo taken with my iphone):

We want to hang the new artwork in the dining room over this piece from Drexel Heritage's Postebello Home line:

And although I don't want to disrupt the entire palette of the house, I do want to tweak the colors in the new dining room a bit. The new artwork was my inspiration.

This is the fabric we are considering for the two wingback chairs to flank the ends of the dining table. They will have a solid fabric on the front and this on the back. Now that we are pretty sure we have our fabric we have to wait for samples to confirm that it works in the client's space and then order it and wait for the chairs to be made. It all takes time. 

On another project, wallpaper has been ordered (more waiting),

Antonina Vella Trellis Wallpaper

Along with this bench that will be used for a coffee table ...

New carpet will be installed and a few decorative changes made once the wallpaper is installed and the new furniture (including a curved dining settee that has not yet been ordered) is delivered. 

In another home, a lovely 50's ranch, a laundry room remodel is under construction. The house very traditional but I want the laundry room to be a little fun so although we are carrying the existing cabinet style into the laundry room I am changing the hardware to be a little more fun and shiny. Wyeth Blue by Benjamin Moore will be painted on the walls. We pushed out one wall into the hall closet behind it to create a space for storage and folding laundry, and that can also be used as a staging area for parties. (See, don't you wish I had photos?).

Numerous other upholstery, paint and drapery projects, and a kitchen remodel that is starting this week are part of what has been keeping me busy ...

Along with this little girl who came to visit last week! She will be 5 months old today! Life is good!
Happy Monday everyone. xo


Anonymous said...

Love the Ikat and trellis-style fabrics you've pulled together. So pretty!

Holly Gruszka said...

Whew, those are some great projects Sherri! And that little granddaughter is a beauty. My little girl was 18 months old yesterday - can't believe it. That artwork that your client picked up is really great and such great colors to work with - and the fabric that was selected for the chairs is really fresh. Can't wait to see more peeks of your projects!

traci zeller designs said...

Look at that cutie patootie! My goodness, how does it pass so quickly!! Love your projects, Sherri - and I think the art is so fun!

Luciane at HomeBunch.com said...

Sherri, I need to find more time to come here! You're amazing! Look at that sweet princess! How adorable! I can't believe how big she is now! They grow too fast, right?

I wast hinking about you today while I read the book you sent to Matthew. It's so special to us. Thank you so much once again, Sherri.

By the way, what an inspiring project. Love the wing chair.


Luciane at HomeBunch.com

Julia said...

Your sweet little granddaughter is so adorable!!

Unknown said...

The fabric is beyond stunning. I love it so much.
The little girl is so so cute.

annie@mostlovelythings said...

Love the new look of your blog! And your granddaughter is darling!

Town and Country Gals said...

sounds like you've got a lot going on! The projects all sound interesting, love the things you pulled for them, and yes, wish there were pics! Can't wait to see the finished rooms! That sweet little girl is adorable and growing so fast! I know you're lovin on her every chance you get!!

Stephanie said...

I love the glimpse of the new projects. Those chairs are going to look fabulous with the artwork. You have a great eye for design! OMG you grand daughter is so stinkin cute! Aren't they getting to be at a fun age? I love having my grandson, now 7 months, so close by, cause I just can't enough squeezes!

Mary Ann Pickett said...

Love what you are doing in that dining room...great combos. Your granddaughter is precious!

Brooke said...

What a cutie!! And I love your fabric and wall paper choices for your different projects. Love how the ikat looks with that painting.

Fran said...

Whew, you sure do have a lot going on. Love your choices! Can't wait to see the pictures!