Client Project: Farmhouse Before and Afters

We last showed this client farmhouse project here, but now we're back with a few before and afters!  

Special thanks to our awesome client for sending us these updated photos!  

One of the sad (for us) things about doing E-design is that often our projects are too far away for us to "check-in" on or photograph after.  So when clients send us some after shots, it is a real treat, and we thought you guys might want to see too. 

Here's a before/after comparison of the corner of the living room and front entry.  We suggested new paint colors for the walls and cabinets and outfitted the space with a new layout and pieces for the entry. 

This before/after is of the previously "yet to be determined" corner of the great room when we first saw it, our suggested plans and the final result.  Pretty amazing, right?

And here's one more comparison (because we can't get enough) showing the elevation concept we sent to the clients and the finished result.  

Our clients did an amazing job implementing everything, and we loved seeing our designs come to life!

If we can help you transform your space, contact us here or check out our E-Design page for more information. 

Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Options

A recent client of ours recently moved from a small apartment into a modest, but nicely restored 60s ranch with her husband. She already had a love for mid-century modern furniture, and has some collected some great pieces here and there for around her house. But she had zero dining furniture. They had been using barstools up until that point. 

Moving to a house with a real dining space can be exciting and also daunting...because dining furniture adds up and adds up quickly! Collecting a chair here and there is easy. A couple hundred dollars, perhaps, here and there. But even if you find a great deal on some mid century furniture, a dining set will cost you well over $1000. When you've just bought a house, this is not easily digested. Hey, I've been there (still there...)!

So after several failed antique store and craigs list attempts, she contacted us to help her put together an affordable dining room to go with the rest of her home. A great opportunity for E-design!

Here are some inspiration photos she sent us:

image via  the D pages

image via the D pages

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image via  a cup of jo

image via a cup of jo

image via  a cup of joe

image via a cup of joe

This was fun for me to work on because I also have a love for mid century modern. It's my favorite design style/era, so I've kept tabs on where to find inexpensive replicas and inspired pieces. Keeping her budget in mind, we sent her some options before starting the full e-design in order to set the stage for the rest of the room. 

Each chair is under $100 and each table is under $300. She wanted to be able to purchase 4 chairs but be able to pull up two other arm chairs from her living room to seat 6 if needed. 

Here are her options. Which would you choose? 

1  //  2  //  3  //  4  //  A  //  B  //  C

1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // A // B // C

If you find yourself in a similar design dilemma (even with completely different design taste), this is a great option to get your feet moving. One of the many flexible aspects of E-Design.

Now I'm going to go stare at my old dining set and wish it was something as cool as those images above! ;) 

Until next time!

California Layered Living Room E-Design

A couple of months ago, we launched a survey for our clients and readers. One of the questions we asked was "What room in your home would you most likely redo using our E-Design service?"

Even with nine other room options, the Living Room won out with over 50% of the results.

It makes sense.  This is the room where people typically spend most of their time at home.  It is the center of the home.  So naturally, you'd want that room to feel the best, right?  You'd want it to be stylish, comfortable and most importantly, like "you."

We recently completed a living room design for a family in California.  They had some great pieces (and style) to start but needed our help with some big ticket items, paint and accessories.

We created a relaxed, layered look to go with their eclectic style and love the way it turned out.  We started with a large sisal rug to anchor the space and topped with a softer, more colorful dhurrie.  We brought in a classic sofa and some large textured lamps for the iron console.  We added some more color and pattern with new toss pillows and a throw.

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lamps // mirror // paint // lattice pillow // stripe pillow // console // throw // side table // sofa // sisal rug // dhurrie rug

I fell in love with the leather topped side table when I first saw it in the Manhattan apartment of Casey Smith on Domaine Home and have been waiting for the perfect home to get to use it.  

I think the design turned out to be a pretty cool space that I would love to hang out myself, and hopefully this family will get to enjoy their living room even more now!

If you have a space in your home in need of a little help (it doesn't have to be a full makeover--that's the beauty of design), drop us a line.  We'd be glad to help!

E-Design Made Easy

Happy Friday everyone!  Are you all getting ready for the holidays?  Will you be hosting a gathering at your home?  Do you have some spaces that just aren't quite right?  If you answered yes to these questions, we can help you get your home ready!  

Our E-Design process is simple, fast and easy!  We have a whole page dedicated to telling you all about the process here.  But we also wanted to show you just how quickly you can be on your way to having a room (and home) you love.  Big or small, we can tackle any of your design problems! Here's how it works:

Pretty simple right?  And everything you need gets sent right to your inbox in a pretty little package.

The best thing about our process is that you can implement the design as your time and budget allow.  You are in control!  Our packages make great gifts too: Christmas, birthday, housewarming gift... who wouldn't love a brand new space designed just for them?  

As Jessica mentioned, we have a promotion starting on Cyber Monday (and it's a good one!).  So stay tuned and start thinking about what room(s) in your home need us.  We can't wait to give you a space you'll love all year!

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us here.