Monday, October 17, 2011
At the same time I was working on the Green Guest Room at Nancy's place I was
also tossing ideas around to rework the Yellow Guest Room. She still had the
furniture in there from when she was child. Two darling Jenni Lin twin beds
with a nightstand and chest of drawers to match. There was a built in desk in
a medium wood tone and the Queen Ann chair that used sit at her Father's desk.
I so should have taken before shots.
Now there is a custom upholstered bed with matching box pleated bedskirt. The built
in desk has been painted as has the Queen Ann chair. We replaced the childhood dresser with a traditional chest of drawers by Hammary. All the lamps were her Mother's except on the new Hammary chest. The nightside tables were distressed and painted a soft blue the same shade used on the chair and the back of the bookcase.
She has been blessed with wonderful inherited accessories Hummels, art and all kind of porcelain. Still cannot figure out how to get the photos below instead of above the post so they will be on the next post.
Posted by Victoria at 11:00 PM
Every designer has their own method of creating a space. Many designers/decorators have what is referred to as their "signature style". I try to leave a home looking like a designer has not been there. Instead I prefer it to look like the client has a gifted eye and it has all come together quite naturally as they have collected items, selected fabrics and furnishings that appeal to them. I am into warm and cozy spaces that say "Nancy lives here". (insert client's name)To start I like to find out how they want the space to feel.
When last I posted I was waiting for the delivery of a couple of custom pieces: a green velvet end of the bed bench and a linen wing chair with antique brass nail heads. When I was asked to begin this project the client requested I use the custom draperies she already had in place. She also loved the wall color so I worked within these parameters. The previous post shows the fabrics and furniture that were selected.
We went on a couple of accessories buying trips and we were lucky enough to find the perfect group of botanicals for this room. They actually looked as if they were waiting for us to take them home. The bench and the chair have now arrived and are in place. We are currently looking for a couple more pieces of blue and white for the chests other than that we are officially done in this room. And I hope the words that come to mind when you view it are tasteful and serene.
For whatever reason tonight I am unable to upload the photos as I wish. They will
follow in the next post.
Posted by Victoria at 10:30 AM
I was trying to do a post today and realized we have about ten posts in draft form.
Yeah I am not what you call real computer literate. Understatement.Anyway my dear husband did this lovely faux stonework in a kitchen it is the part where the art is hanging.This is from fall 2010.It was also published in the local Talk magazine. It was for a designer in the Symphony Tour here in Greenville,SC. I think it is too good not to share. What do you think?