09 Jan Holiday Housecall
“It’s not hard to make a space that looks good by itself. The trick is to craft a room that’s even more attractive when it’s occupied. That’s when it becomes magical.”
One of our long time customers was in picking up some hostess gifts and said, “I wish you guys could make my house look as good as the store.” Jess and I exclaimed, “We can!”, in unison. With the holidays fast approaching and a big soiree planned for her husband’s birthday, we had to act fast. One day later, her house was spruced up with furniture, new lighting and whimsical objects old and new.
This tufted linen loveseat was just what the dining room needed for extra seating. The pale green color was superb against her beautiful bird pillows and under a gorgeous oil painting hung on an otherwise empty wall.
I love the entrance of this home! The checkerboard marble is a classic and such a fun juxtaposition to another fabulous piece of art. My client commissioned the artist who did the murals in Season Six of Dexter to paint this original piece that includes their children, dogs, and a teddy bear that has stood up to three generations in the family as a birthday gift for her husband.
She wanted a table for the entry but hadn’t found anything that spoke to her. I had just snatched up this antique carved Asian console earlier in the week and knew it would be outrageous in the space. Needless to say, they were thrilled and loved it as much as I did.
The table is a nostalgic piece to the family as it belonged to one of their grandparents. It was sitting on its own in the foyer and needed some company. A gilded mirrored tray was the perfect accent next to the vintage marble lamp. The mustard and grey chair is from a vintage trio I refinished, and was just the right size and color to complete the space.
This vintage lucite console was my absolute fave find at a Southern antique show this summer. Warped, dirty and without a top, I was drawn to it’s large size and beautiful design. We had it restored, a new glass top made and replaced the rusted snap caps with fresh polished nickel. It looked as though it was made to go behind the oversized sectional, and became a great spot to tuck the metallic flecked cube ottomans beneath when they are not in use. Spiked Lotus Urns add another dimension and texture against marble lamps and the translucent console.
This family has a collection of books to rival a library! With the shelves packed to the gills with nothing but books both antique and new, we paired them down by color and added objects of interest . Artwork, bookends, and one of a kind items make this formal living room a little more whimsical.
Never before have so many customers clamored over a painting we’ve had like this one. Our client was the lucky owner after deciding she wanted it immediately upon seeing it. A rainy day in Paris oil painting turns a white wall into a masterpiece. Wait until you see what we did with her master bedroom…