Project Revere was a lovely family’s exciting new build. We had the pleasure of assisting with finishes AND decorating the key areas in the house. So as we walk through the first reveal of Project Revere, I will share some of the fun little “behind the scenes” details. I’m also sharing the details of the retail items that were included in the design. This way, you can add some designer style to your space. (Or, you could just calls us and we will design your space for you…yes, that is a shameless plug.)
Creating a space from scratch can be an exciting challenge. We love being able to envision the completion of the room(s) and then sharing the vision with our clients. By walking the client through what their home will look like “after” helps lessen the fear of the overall, sometimes stressful project of building (and decorating) a new home!
When any house is framed (below), it is an exciting step because you can see the actual “spaces” starting to take shape. However, it is still difficult for most people to see what the room will look like when it is complete.
Our role as designers is to be a guide for our clients as they write their own story in the form of their home. We show them the best route and help them avoid pitfalls. Below, you can see how we outlined the suggested selections for their entryway. And below that, you can see how the space actually turned out. We think it’s pretty outstanding!
This entry really sets the stage for the main living areas that are just a few steps further down the hallway. Our clients shared with us that they love combining modern with a rustic vibe, and new with old. Here we were able to use a reclaimed wood console table and a gorgeous runner from from two of our “to the trade” vendors. The Overlapping Diamond Mirror from West Elm is a gorgeous accent to create a welcoming entry. The lamp is the Ovo Lamp in Naval from Lamps Plus. We think mixing unique pieces that are offered to the design industry with retail items that the public can purchase is a great way to honor a budget – while also creating something special for our clients.
When a room is empty, it is difficult to determine exactly the layout or size of furniture. We take measurements and drop them into our drafting software to ensure the pieces fit. It is also key to ensure there is plenty of room to walk around the room. Here is what we confirmed would work for how the client lives AND within the designated space:
Seeing all of the selections together, as we outlined below, helps our clients understand the idea of how everything works together. Plus, we have all of the fabric and upholstery selections on hand to share with them in person, because sometimes the color on the computer screen just isn’t quite right.
And then there are the times when a space needs more than just the selections outlined. In those instances, we really want to spell out the details for our clients to see. This 3-D rendering helps even the least imaginative person grasp our vision and understand how the items will work together.
You can see the difference in wall colors from the above rendering to the below image. The clients thought they wanted a darker gray wall…until they saw it in the rendering. That single rendering saved them the time and headache (and cost!) to repaint to a lighter color of gray.
Almost all of the items you see in this room are “to the trade” (which means they only sell to designers) with the exception of the little console table behind the sofa and the hardware holding the curtains. You can find the details on those items HERE and HERE.
It is important, when designing any space, to consider the decor in the rooms adjacent, as they should all coordinate. You’ll see a beautiful stream of blue running through this home, from the Navy blue statement lamp in the entry to the pillows, accent chairs and custom curtain panels with a spunky pattern in various hues of blue. Having a staple color and building off of it can be an easy start to a rather large project.
For the coffee table decor, we chose a more simple approach. Adding coffee table books and some fresh flowers completed this living room without competing with the mixed patterns and textures surrounding it. Sometimes simplicity is key when your statement pieces have a more bold print!
And finally, choosing this custom leather sofa for the space was a no brainer. The leather was a sustainable option for a family with kiddos and pets. Not only is it functional but it is also a timeless material and shape. Picking out a sofa that stays as accents come and go is key for those who are not wanting a new couch every few years. Plus, the color really ties together the wooden stair rail and the beam in the kitchen.
And speaking of the kitchen…come back for our next post that walks you through the kitchen & dining room selections and sources. The gorgeous photos are from Lance Selgo at Unique Exposure Photography and the entire project will be up on our website soon.
Call if we can assist you in creating a house YOU love coming home to! 972-248-4733