Wednesday, November 30, 2011


My cute client Holly came to me with a living room that was in desperate need of some life. It also needed to function as a living room/foyer. She needed some kind of surface for keys and other odds-and-ends. 

Here is the before. 



She sent me this as her inspiration picture. 


via House Beautiful 

We both liked the earthiness of the room. We wanted to capture this room but on a much tighter budget. 


Here is what I came up with. 


We decided to solve the problem of the lack of an entryway by using this nook in her room for a console table. She had another sofa there before because she wanted seating. So we swapped the sofa for two  chairs.  She also painted tone on tone stripes in the nook. This is like a fun little surprise in the room. 


Erin made us some beautiful chevron draperies. The ikat pillow is from World Market. 

Holly was a dream to work with. This room goes to show that small updates can go far!

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