Sunday, January 13, 2013

new client...


Hope your weekend was relaxing and better than the Bronoco's,
if you don't follow football we lost in double overtime! :(

I thought you might like to follow along as I help my newest client, we met before
Thanksgiving to implement a plan. She has a beautiful home, their style
 is modern and sophisticated, yet comfortable and causal...think kids, friends, and dog.
They've done a great job choosing foundation pieces, and wanted help pulling the look
together and giving the space some pizazz.



We started in the two story family room, this high end sectional upholstered in a Kravet
 fabric has the perfect hint of sheen giving a richness to the casual style. We thought about replacing the rug because of the color, but decided because of the size 11 x 14, quality and investment we'd keep it. What you can't tell from my photo is the amazing texture!

I love their metal dog sculpture on the mantel. I'll get better photos of that space the next time
I'm there.

My suggestions and what we covered on our first shopping trip:

1)  Replace the small floor lamp with one more to scale with the large room.
(Did you notice it in the first photo?)
We chose this...



2)  Choose fabric for accent pillows to add some color and pattern.

We're doing three larger (24 x 24) pillows in the print on the far right, and 3-4 smaller
 (20 x 20) in the combination of other prints. The brown and white is similar to what we chose.
She's just seeing these for the first time, as they were finished while she was vacationing.
Don't you love them, Client! :)   
The print on the right is actually the fabric folded up they'll be ready this week.
I think they'll add a fun punch of color and life to the room.


This is the opposite side of the room.


I suggested a few over-sized black and white canvas prints similar to this example.

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We also hit Ikea and chose a storage cabinet designed with custom built-ins for their office,
more on that to come.

We have a shopping trip planned this week,
on our list is a mirror for above the mantel, lamps for the entry, and possibly a
coffee table if we run across one.

I'll fill you in on our progress soon...


25 comments:

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

Great plan! You are so talented to be able to spice things up like that. Love the fabrics you chose! And no, I didn't notice the first floor lamp! :)

My Crafty Home Life said...

I love that photo wall. I have been hunting for a mirror for the longest time, looking forward to seeing what you find. Beautiful pillows.

Cathy Wall said...

Fun, fun, fun Pam, you have such a talent! This will be a comfy, happenin' room, can't wait for the finished product!

cindy said...

Your suggestions are perfect, I know firsthand! I will look forward to seeing your After shots. Our house was rooting for the Broncos, bummed, really wanted to see them in the Super Bowl! Always next year I guess.

Luci @Bungalow At Home said...

Love the lamp suggestion Pam and that sectional is a great starting point for those awesome pillows you chose! Can't wait to see the progress!

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Fun new project, and what great pieces to work with! I love the fabrics you chose for the pillows, they will really bring that space to life. Can't wait to see it after!

Nancy said...

Looks like the perfect client Pam! Some great beginnings. Congratulations and I know you will WOW them with your good taste. Best of luck.
xo Nancy
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Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

love the fabric choices and the starting space- can't wait to see!!!

Dana Frieling said...

She's lucky to have you on her side. No doubt this room will turn out fabulous!

McKae @ Kaes Corner Design said...

I love the fabrics you chose for the pillows. It's going to look beautiful. I'm excited to see it all completed!

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

Great plan! The floor lamp is just perfect. The pillows will add all the color and texture and warmth. Client is very lucky to have you!!!
Can't wait to see the IKEA purchases, etc.
Now, how is that gorgeous piece you are working on??

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

Pam...this looks like a fun project for you! Cant wait to see the pillows on the sofa!

Lori said...

You have such a gift for fabrics! I love your choices and can't wait to see your after photos.

HAMPTON HOSTESS said...

Just found your blog--love your design aestetic! Can't wait to see the finished room!

HAMPTON HOSTESS said...

Just found your blog--love your design aestetic! Can't wait to see the finished room!

Holly said...

Nice Pam! I love that dog sculpture too - isn't neat to see the things that the owner has that are so neat and can really speak to their personalities? And the pillows will be such a fun element to bring in to the room and give it some pizazz.

Ada (new york) said...

i luv black and white prints (great suggestion)... tends to make a space even more elegant.

Leslie said...

Great ideas Pam and that dog on the mantel is so fun. What a unique piece! Your lamp and pops of color with the pillows will be perfect.

Have fun!
xxleslie

Amanda said...

Its lovely! and those pillows are perfect. I am a huge pillow lover and think they are the must-needed accessory for a room. And not those whimpy 16" ones- the bigger the better!

Kathysue said...

All really great suggestions!! The pillows are really going to change the look of the room especially the main print you chose.
Kathysue

elaine said...

love the pillows and i think you made them? ever thought of an etsy pillow shop?

pam {simple details} said...

Thank you, Elaine - I appreciate your sweet compliment, but I didn't make them (I don't do zippers, mine are mostly simple envelope closures)! I have them done professionally for clients.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

I know that you will turn the room into a magnificent showpiece!!...

Anne Keenan said...

Hi Pam, I was wondering if you would know where to go or any points you would have on doing the black/white large photos wall? Didn't want to spend a fortune on it, but totally the look I am going for.....thanks in advance! Anne

pam {simple details} said...

Hi Anne, I didn't have an email for you, but I know Costco does large canvas pieces. Good luck!

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