Back in the Spring, the sweetest woman, Anne, contacted me about making some changes in the home she shares with her husband and six kids. You read that correctly, six kids.
They had two biological children and they ended up adopting four more children from China.
They are one amazing family!
Since they added so much "life" to their family, they really wanted to add some life to their home.
My main objective was to add some much needed color to the family room and foyer.
Here was our plan.....
We started here......
The drapes were custom made and really bring "life" to the family room.
The bookcase from Ballard added storage and display space to the kitchen area.
This is how the foyer looked before....
And now, after adding cherished family photos and the thin console that was in the kitchen
(now painted BM Hale Navy).
We also added the rug to bring even more color into the foyer.
The dining room gets a ton of use in this house. The kids use it as their homework station.
We made a few simple changes in here.
This is where we started......
Walls were painted BM Hale Navy.
We added some original art from China, a gorgeous card catalog/buffet and some simple lamps.
Why oh why do builders insist on putting thermostats right smack dab in the middle of a wall?
We added some square frames with oversize linen mats to help disguise the thermostat.
Pictures from their travels to China will fill the frames.
I purchased these gorgeous drapes from an estate sale. The worked perfectly in this space.
I was in a hurry on the final install day
and I wasn't able to take as many photos as I would have liked.
I plan on stopping by soon to take a few more. I will share them soon.
Now that we are well into our back to school routine, I am busy again working.
It seems like people always want to take on decorating projects right before the holidays.
I know it's only August, but my upholsterer/seamstress is already booked out to mid-October.
If you are interested in working together to create a unique and inviting space in your home,
feel free to contact me here.
A huge thanks to Anne (and her amazing family)
for allowing me to help create a space that truly reflects their personalities.