Over the past few months I have been sharing bits and pieces of this boutique project and today we are finally going to photograph the finished project! It has been a blast to work with the owner to design the interiors of this gorgeous building! The Turquoise Firefly boutique and the Turquoise Firefly downstairs coffee bar are getting the royal treatment today and we are going to put on all of the finishing touches! Follow me on Twitter or Instagram for inside details from the shoot today!
We have been in the middle of a move with a new client and it has been so much fun to make her existing furniture and accessories and make them work in the new house. I can only imagine how overwhelming it must be to make your pieces work in a home with a completely different layout. But, this has been a process and we are finally making things work.
Today I wanted to share a few space from both houses and show you how we have made their pieces work…and of course we have added a few new pieces to help pull the space together! The unpacking continues and the plan is to really focus on the details once their kiddos are back in school this fall!
PREVIOUS HOUSE: We had two bookshelves with lower storage. The T.V. was on one side with only one or two shelves for accessories. The other shelf had multiple shelves so we were able to display quite a bit of the client’s pieces.
THE NEW HOUSE: We had a custom built-in added to the living room, but unfortunately we have less space to display their accessories. Still a fabulous focal point in the room. We decided not to wallpaper the back of the shelves this time, so we used the warmer Earl Grey accent color that we have in other areas of the home. It’s a great start and I can’t wait to pull the rest of the family room together.
The Master bedroom is by far my favorite room in their home. I am loving the bold black and yellow color palette and the custom headboard from the other home looks amazing in the new master bedroom.
PREVIOUS HOME: The master bedroom had carpet and they didn’t want to spend the money to install hardwood floors since they were thinking of moving in the near future.
THE NEW HOUSE: We painted the room the same color as the previous home (If it isn’t broke..don’t fix it) and are using 100% of their furniture. The room has travertine floors so replacing them would be a hassle, not to mention a mess. So, it was obvious that a new rug was was on the to-do list. I love when a client is open to being bold, and this honeycomb flat weave rug brings the major wow factor!
Not only have I been busy getting Shop Ten 25 ready to move over to a new design format, but I have also been working on The Design Studio! It’s a challenge to give myself a fabulous space to work in these days, I have been so busy showing love to all of my other projects that The Studio has just fallen to the side. Although I LOVEED the pops of pink and overall girly look, it was time to take things up a few notches and really go glam! Here is what the old space looked like….
After months of planning and ordering and waiting things kept taking a backseat and I was getting bummed about the entire project. But, today was the first time that I have been really excited about the updates to the new office! I had a custom desk built into the old closet, painted, picked up a new conference table and chairs and am happy to see the long awaited backorderd pieces show up! And today was the big day. I have had a serious obsession and major crush on Arteriors Home’s new Tassel Lamps since they hit the market and I finally have a set of my own! Navy and black tassels, a stunning black shade with gold lining and and the perfect addition to The Studio!
Here is a sneak peek at the progress!! I hope to have this Design Studio 100% and up an running as soon as the finishing touches show up! Of course I will share…
When Andrea Brooks let me know that a Shop Ten 25 piece was show in her At Home In Arkansas, I could not stop smiling! At Home in Arkansas is one of my favorite regional design magazines for sure and probably because I am an Arkansan! Living in Texas has brought many opportunities into my life and business but I still long to keep up with what’s happening in my home state!
Andrea used the Black & Grey Greek Key rug in her kitchen and it looks fabulous!! We have tons of great rugs that can bring a bit of pattern and color to you kitchen or bath! You can see more on her home HERE, I’m so obsessed with the pink walls!!
Images Via: At Home In Arkansas
I’m thrilled to be guest blogging for Tobi Fairley once again. So today, I thought I would share two rooms from my portfolio that receive the most “where can I find that?” questions. A classic black & white design scheme with bold graphics, pops of color and glamorous accessories. Head over to Tobi’s blog to see how you can “get the look”!
Last week I put the final touches on a lounge area for a client. The area serves as a lounge space for tenants and sits just outside of the loft’s wine room and theatre room. Since the space will be used by the tenants and their guests, we were up against a few challenges. My client wanted to space to be durable and affordable (super tight budget) without compromising on style.
BEFORE: The existing furniture had seen better days, the torn fabric and flat accent pillows made that quite obvious. Other than that, the space had a whole lotta nothing going on. Everything could go but my client wanted to keep the large maple and glass coffee table. I love the vinyl image on the wall and doors that enter the theatre. The teal, orange and mix of neutral colors made it the perfect jumping off point.
Take a look at the idea board we started with, almost exact to what we ended up using in the room.
AFTER: I love the way the space looks now. It feels inviting and is finally the pulled together lounge area that my client was after. A seriously budget priced sofa, fabulous West Elm Sweep Armchairs and simple x-benches create a seating area that is great for socializing and moving around.
The first thing we added was the brown and ivory Geo indoor/outdoor rug. The acrylic blend will hold up to the spills that are going to happen and is durable enough for the heavy foot traffic. The acoustics are 100% better in the room now and the rug grounds the seating area together with a much needed graphic.
The x-benches were a snag from a big box store but came with a crummy vinyl seat. I stopped by one of my favorite fabric warehouses and purchased this heavy teal upholstery weight fabric for added durability. I used a Turquoise Graphic and Orange Moroccan linen pillows to tie in the accent colors and to keep the graphic pattern going. What do you think?
This week I had a photo shoot at a client’s with the fabulous Melanie Johonson. Melanie has been photographing my family and my design projects for over 3 years now and I am so lucky to have her! I love working with her and am always fascinated with her creative eye and her ability to get some of the most gorgeous shots. This latest project is finally coming to a close and I have loved every minute of it. My client has been a dream to work with and we have been on the same page from day one. It is so rewarding when that happens!
Here are a few of the sneak peek shots from the day. I wanted the flowers to really pop and tie in all of the yellow accents without taking over. I reached out to Judy and Luther from Village Garden and Gallery here in Dallas to create the arrangements. These two are beyond talented and I am currently working on three other indoor and outdoor projects with them.
I have been seeing a lot of red lately, but that is not a bad thing. Almost two years ago I started a project out of state for a bachelor client of mine, and red is his favorite color. I don’t despise the color, but I have found it very challenging to work with because it can be so aggressive and dominate a space in a hurry. I’m a excited to see that project in the final stages, we are actually photographing it in a few weeks!
The entry is one of my favorite parts of the house, these 5′x7′ paintings from Dallas artist Chris Judy are show stoppers and bring in the perfect amount of red. Narrowing down my favorite spots in this home is a challenge because there are so many to choose from. The main patio and pool are the first thing you see after entering the home and once you are outside looking in, the large art becomes the view. The space is absolutely stunning at night too!
When my client filled me in on his plans to purchase a smaller condo in Dallas, I was elated! This place would still have the masculine touches and pops of red that he loves, but it would be more on the modern side. Since his home out of state is very traditional, he wanted to have a space out of town that was unique and felt like he was visiting a swanky hotel.
Construction started this week and we are in the thick of ordering draperies, custom furniture and unique lighting! We are on the fast track for this one and hopefully every detail is in place by the October move in date. The space will still be very masculine but with an overall polished and sophisticated feel. Here is the inspiration board for the space, it looks like the chain chandelier and cowhide wall covering are a go!