Monday, April 19, 2010

Reveal: UES Living Room

Hi All,


Sorry for the delay in pictures! Had a busy day with a client meeting and shopping and now I’m finally back in the office.


Here we go with the reveal:


When you round the front door this is what you see now.

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In order to cut costs we kept the sofas. They were pretty neutral so it didn’t interfer with what we were doing. The back cushions got recovered and some navy blue blankets were added to break off the neutral sofas.

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The girls wanted a place to drop their keys and check themselves out before they left for work. I vintage sewing machine got a new lease on life with a bright pop of green.

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These tables have to be the favorite thing I bought for the space. I really didn’t want to give them up. I found them for $10 a piece at a local thrift shop!

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The ginger jar artwork got a new look with a fresh coat of paint on the frames and orange wrapping paper was used as a backing.

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Ok maybe the rug is my favorite piece. It was made by yours truly. It took a while to figure out the best way to make it, but once I figured it out it was smooth sailing. I’ll be posting DIY instructions tomorrow.

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Can you tell I’m in love with the rug and tulip style tables. I needed to get another shot of them.

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One of the happy clients.  Plus check out my chic gallery wall. You can see where the JA look alike piece went. Plus those lamps were another thrift store find that actually started out plum colored.

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My dad was sweet enough to gift my sister with some roses and they went right into my vintage bamboo vase! Another thrift store find. The lamp was there so it just got some ribbon trim.

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The dining nook went from red to peacock blue and lime! That lighting fixture took about 4 of us to figure out, but they love it. I wanted to style the table, but it was still a bit WET so that will have to wait till later. Also wanted to add a quote to the chalkboard, but forgot chalk. I’m all about keeping it real so I still wanted to share the space. :)

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The girls apt is two levels so we were able to get a pretty shot going down the stairs.

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The super cute client once again in her new happy place.

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I  hope the wait was worth it and you all enjoy it. It is one of my favorite re-vamps and I was sorry to leave it Sunday evening.


For a little over $400 ($405 to be exact) I gave these girls a completely different look that they can enjoy together while living it up in the city.

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Blogger Nikki said...

It turned out great! Love the colors. Very Kate Spade. Lucky girls!

April 19, 2010 at 5:24 PM  
Anonymous Liz @ It's Great To Be Home said...

You did such a great job! I'm always inspired by your thrift store revamps and DIY projects - and your color combos are always so fun. Can't wait to see what you do next. :)

April 19, 2010 at 5:24 PM  
Blogger Daniela said...

yayyy!! I love it SO so much!! Thanks for the little shout out and for my very Home and Garden esque glamour shots!

Love you!


April 19, 2010 at 5:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

beautiful! you did a great job. It's decorated, yet youthful and fun. I would have added another rug under the dining table, but I guess it would be over the budget.

April 19, 2010 at 5:28 PM  
Blogger Stephanie Sabbe said...

such a great job! and you guys could be the cutest sisters ever!

April 19, 2010 at 5:30 PM  
Blogger bluehydrangea said...

Amazing!! Love it all but I am with you, the rug and tulip tables are my favorites!!!!

April 19, 2010 at 5:33 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Chic said...

The spaces turned out great, love the diningroom chiars the bright green looks prefect and ties in so well with the great curtains. So cool that you diy the area rug!

April 19, 2010 at 5:33 PM  
Blogger tarheel said...

wow, $400?! The rug, tulip tables and green chairs are my faves!

April 19, 2010 at 5:38 PM  
Blogger Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

great job!! the rug is my favorite and the green touches, how pretty Camilla!!

April 19, 2010 at 5:53 PM  
Blogger Renee ( said...

amazing! you did an incredible job especially on such a tight budget!

April 19, 2010 at 5:58 PM  
Blogger autumn said...

fun and preppy and fresh!
i love the chevron rug, and the painted dining chairs!
what a great space you have created...

April 19, 2010 at 6:08 PM  
Blogger Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife said...

This is beautiful! Great work!

Where did you find the chevron rug? I love it!

April 19, 2010 at 6:08 PM  
Blogger Katherine said...

WOW!! it looks amazing! Daniela looks very happy :) great job!

April 19, 2010 at 6:10 PM  
Blogger Danica said...

Everything is so pretty! You're right, those tables are awesome.

April 19, 2010 at 6:14 PM  
Anonymous Erin @ Domestic Adventure said...

What a great color combination and you made the rug!?!?! Can't wait to see the how-to post.

April 19, 2010 at 6:58 PM  
Anonymous April said...

Ok, the rug is amazing and I can't wait for the "how-to" post on that. The orange wrapping paper behind the artwork is a great idea as well. Lucky girls!

April 19, 2010 at 7:09 PM  
Blogger Centsational Girl said...

Fabulous Camilla ! Love the pops of orange and blue. Great patterns ! Can't wait for your tutorial !


April 19, 2010 at 7:23 PM  
Blogger sarah, flourish design + style said...

It's fabulous! Love the tables! xoxo

April 19, 2010 at 7:47 PM  
Blogger Maria said...

holy cow girl, you rocked it.....and what you made the chevron rug, i stand in awe!!! can't wait to hear about that diy!!!! also loving those green chairs, the space truly looks collected over time because of all the different eras you pulled pieces from, well done girl!

April 19, 2010 at 7:47 PM  
Blogger Bromeliad said...

Love those little tulip tables.

Great job!

April 19, 2010 at 7:52 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

THIS IS GREAT!!!!! I can't wait to hear about the rug!

April 19, 2010 at 8:02 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

An adorable space. I can't believe you made the rug. looking forward to your tutorial on that.

April 19, 2010 at 8:22 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

Ummm...that is fantastic!! I love it. I can't wait to see the rug tutorial; I'm so curious!

Nice work!


April 19, 2010 at 8:36 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

Great job! Love the pops of green everywhere. And, yes, the rug and white tables are fab! :)

April 19, 2010 at 8:39 PM  
Blogger LindsB said...

Woah! you did an amazing job, and I would have NEVER guessed it was only $405- it looks like it cost way more. You are such an awesome sister!!

April 19, 2010 at 8:43 PM  
Blogger PS~Erin said...

Looks so great! Those couches got a great facelift and I love how you used the console table in the space. Well done! Looking forward to hearing about the rug.

April 19, 2010 at 9:26 PM  
Blogger Anna See said...

WOW! Thrifty and fabulous! What an inspiring way to start the week.

April 19, 2010 at 9:29 PM  
Blogger bazaarofserendipity said...

It turned out soo cute! I love it! and your sooo good on the bargins :)

April 19, 2010 at 9:42 PM  
Blogger Erika @ BluLabel Bungalow said...

Loves it! Can't wait for the rug tutorial...two thumbs up Camilla!

April 19, 2010 at 10:19 PM  
Anonymous rebekka said...

Woah...I wish you were in Nashville. We just moved into a new loft and it needs help and I LOVE THIS!!!!!

April 19, 2010 at 10:46 PM  
Blogger Cupcake Interiors said...

I love it! I've been eyeing that (Ikea?) lamp for some time now... this might push me over the edge to buy it!

April 19, 2010 at 10:52 PM  
Blogger Elisa @ whatthevita said...

What a FUN space!
And that RUG. I can't believe that's a DIY!?!?! Your how-to post can't come soon enough! :-)

Love everything...

April 19, 2010 at 11:05 PM  
Blogger sara said...

Gorgeous! I still can't believe you made that rug, can't wait to see the post on that!

April 20, 2010 at 12:06 AM  
Blogger Full House said...

You sister seriously scored. It looks awesome. I still love tat textile (adlerish) piece that you hung up.

April 20, 2010 at 12:21 AM  
Blogger Alexandra Rae said...

OMG Camilla! You rocked it all right. I can NOT believe how little you spent! And you made the rug? What? Love the colors and all the clever touches. I still say those drapes should have been mine. I'm going to look back through now. Can't wait to see your next project. :)

April 20, 2010 at 1:55 AM  
Anonymous botox injection said...

It's beautiful. What a great job. Congratulations!

April 20, 2010 at 3:29 AM  
Blogger Shorely Chic said...

What a great job!! love it :)

April 20, 2010 at 7:55 AM  
Blogger Design Esquire said...

It looks fantastic! I love all the color. You really transformed the space.

April 20, 2010 at 8:34 AM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

It's really quite cute and chic! I would be happy living there. Can't wait to see how you did the rug. GREAT job...on $400?!

April 20, 2010 at 8:55 AM  
Blogger Dallas said...

You MADE that rug? I'll be stalking your blog until you give us the how-to. Love the tulip base tables. Could you give us a price breakdown of everything you did?

April 20, 2010 at 9:08 AM  
Blogger Pemberley said...

I can't wait for the DYI on the rug!!

April 20, 2010 at 9:55 AM  
Blogger Scientific Housewife said...

Looks great! I love the drapes and the rug!

April 20, 2010 at 10:56 AM  
Blogger Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

I was dying to see what you'd do and you outdid yourself. The rug is my favorite part of the room.

April 20, 2010 at 11:10 AM  
Blogger Down and Out Chic said...

love this space and that rug is amazing. i can't see the diy instructions!

April 20, 2010 at 11:19 AM  
Blogger Laurie Jones said...

What a great re-do! You prove the biggest point I always make, it doesn't take alot of money to transform a room! It looks really, really great! There are so many things I like but if I had to pick one I think I like the collection of framed prints!

April 20, 2010 at 11:34 AM  
Anonymous Bailey@ peppermintbliss said...

It looks so good Camila!! And you neeeed to post that rug DIY so that I believe you made it yourself. Because that is unbelievable

April 20, 2010 at 11:39 AM  
Blogger one sydney road said...

just found your blog - love it! so great to see work like this...i love the art wall with the 2 blue lamps - stunning!! i feel inspired now :)

April 20, 2010 at 11:40 AM  
Blogger Adie said...

Everything looks great! Where did you get the drapes?

April 20, 2010 at 12:49 PM  
Blogger Sugar said...

You rock my socks. Awesome job. Keep it up!!

April 20, 2010 at 12:51 PM  
Anonymous athena said...

Where can I find that floral fabric? It's seriously what I have been looking for.

April 20, 2010 at 4:42 PM  
Blogger Kerry @ First Time Fancy said...

It turned out beautifully! I abosolutely love it! The colours are so fantastic!

April 20, 2010 at 7:55 PM  
Blogger Marija said...

The color palette you chose is terrific. Fabric inspired but not merely a pluck and plug of all of the colors - there is some real creativity here! She is one lucky girl to have you as a sister :)

April 20, 2010 at 8:10 PM  
Blogger Sweet Nothings said...

per usual, looks fantastic!

April 20, 2010 at 8:21 PM  
Blogger shi(f)t said...

Amazing! great job and you've given me TONS of ideas for my apt! thanks!

April 20, 2010 at 8:53 PM  
Blogger Pacific NW Blogfan said...

Looks fantastic. Great job, congrats.

April 20, 2010 at 9:08 PM  
Blogger Pink Wallpaper said...

way to go! love the rug and the ginger jar prints!

April 21, 2010 at 12:00 AM  
Blogger Averill said...

Fantastic!!! I absolutely love the colors you chose, especially in the dining room (can't BELIEVE that was your mom's old red table). Brava!

April 21, 2010 at 11:50 AM  
Blogger Lauren said...

awesome job!!! so fun & fresh & pretty!!! they must be so happy!!! LOVE those tables & lamps and canot believe you MADE THE RUG!!!!amazing sis!!

April 21, 2010 at 2:58 PM  
Blogger Pam @ bibbidi-bobbidi-beautiful said...

Turned out beautiful! That rug! Wow!
Can you tell me about the fabric for the drapes? I think I need some!

April 21, 2010 at 10:31 PM  
Blogger Tiffany said...

The rug and curtains ROCK, the rest is cute too.

April 28, 2010 at 3:28 PM  

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