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Monday, April 30, 2012

A sneak preview

One of my favorite color combinations right now is navy blue and white. With a lot of shiny silver and a touch of gold. So how fun is it that a new client's house is just that.

As a designer, sometimes we are asked to start from scratch and other times all a client needs are just the finishing touches.  Finishing touches are all this already beautiful home needed. We are not done, but I thought I would show you a few before photos and a little of the progress we have made so far. This is where I started:

The mirror, albeit gorgeous was overwhelming the fireplace and I wanted to bring in a little more blue with the accessories. I 'shopped' the client's house, moved the the bar cart in from another room, and shifted a few things around:

We talked about painting the mirror silver but it turned out that the client had another mirror that we were able to replace it with (you can't get any easier than that!). 

The carpet is going to be replaced with a beautiful creamy white wool and layered with a white cowhide.

This beautiful bench from the Postobello Home Collection by Drexel Heritage will sit on top. It is one of my favorite benches. It also works beautifully at the foot of a bed!


I can't wait to see the living room finished with the new carpet and the hide but I have to say, it is stunning even just as it is.  

The client had already painted the walls (gray - thank you!) and the woodwork on the stairs a perfect charcoal color but she needed new carpet on the stairs. I love how the new pinstripe carpet turned out.

Here are the back stairs before:

We cleaned up the bottom stair by exposing the wood ...

And here is what it looks like now.  

We did a few other projects in her dining room and powder room and I can't wait to show you that. 

Powder room - Antonina Vella Trellis Wallpaper 

We wallpapered a secret little room off the front entrance - it will be a piano room with white marble flooring. If you look close, you can see a glimpse of the new wallpaper ...

We are also working on re-upholstering her beautiful outdoor furniture. The main fabric is backordered until June but it is worth waiting for ... in the meantime, here is part of what we did:

I will source all the fabrics and wallpaper when I post the final reveal. It is just so pretty I couldn't wait for it to be done to show you what we have accomplished so far.

Happy Monday everyone!


Marianne said...

Beautiful work, Sherri! Always love seeing what you're working on. xo

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Love, it Sherri! The new/old mirror is perfect there now - the other one felt too fussy and big. Love the navy touches - looks so fresh!


Holly Gruszka said...

Gorgeous work Sherri! I can't even choose what I love most about this. I think switching out those mirrors really worked out well, and the addition of the barcart makes the space even more intimate and inviting. I also love that bench too. I'm working on a project right now and that bench might work great in their room. I can't wait to see more updates on this!

Anonymous said...

Looks great! Can't wait to see everything.

Lisa Mende said...

Looking great Sherri! Good work! Love the wallpaper in that alcove on the stairs...

pve design said...

Stunning. I love how you create an environment that is crisp and clean yet inviting. The navy is so chic. I would love to come home to that chic spot. You must feel so very proud of your work!

pve design said...

oh, I almost forgot to say "You are a master designer"