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. 

Client Project - A Farmhouse E-Design

We wrapped up a huge great room design in a beautiful Alabama farmhouse last month and have been dying to share it with you guys.  Dana previewed a little tease of it here, but today we’re showing you the rest.

Our sweet clients had just moved into their new home a couple of weeks before we went for the consultation.  We had seen some photos of the house through email but we couldn’t really get a grasp of its openness and amazing views of their man-made lake and 3 acres below.

Look at that view.  (pardon the boxes and such...they had just moved in)

View standing in the living room and looking back into the kitchen.  Don't you just love all of the openness?

Our clients told us they liked cool, soothing colors and wanted a design that would work with the aesthetic of the farmhouse and also be comfortable and durable for their young family.

We got to work by first selecting new paint colors for the walls and built-ins and then sent over some sofa options.  Due to a long wait time on a custom sofa, the clients ultimately had to select one in town that fit their needs.  We still got to “go shopping” with them virtually and added their newly selected sofa and loveseat to the design foundation.  As you can see below, we also presented them with a couple of options for a coffee table as well.

The entry is right off of the living room so we brought some of the rustic elements and the same color palette to this side of the room.

n the dining room we suggested all new furniture to tie in with the rest of the space.  We chose more colorful window treatments and accessories to bring some life to this side of the room.

We love supplying our clients with not only mood boards and items suggestions but also elevations so they can actually visualize the scale and look of the new pieces in the space.

Directly across from the dining room was an unassigned space where we created a seating area.  The clients had some slipper chairs that they wanted to recover so we supplied fabric and pillow options to complete the look.



Aside from the large great room, we also supplied tile backsplash ideas for the kitchen to be used at a later date and included some suggestions for finishing off their master bedroom. They need bedding suggestions to match their existing duvet and a remedy for covering a mid-height wall outlet.

It was so great to work in a home where we could really tie each room together and supply the homeowners with a look they’ve been hoping to achieve.  We’ve already seen a couple of the progress pictures and can’t wait to see the finished product!

If we can help you finish off a troublesome space (or spaces), please let us know!  Whether it's a few styling suggestions and paint colors or a newly designed room, we can help.  Go here and fill out our design questionnaire at the bottom of the page to begin.

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!