Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Change of plans

A couple of months ago I started working with a great client in the city! (Hi Kerry!) Her apt is one of my absolute favorites. While it may be cozy aka tight quarters she has three levels and outdoor space! What’s not love? Plus it’s near one of my favorite Italian pastry shops….VENIEROS. So you know where I swing by after all of my meetings.


Within the last couple of months we had come with design plans for the whole place and we were sticking with a cream,blue, tan combo in the living room.


This fabric was a big inspiration point for the whole look.


So furniture pieces had been ordered, artwork had been ordered, window treatments were being made by the seamstress, etc. We were in the final stages and talking about install dates, when I totally had a change of plans.


While searching for fabric for another client I fell in love with a new fabric that I thought would work wonders in Kerry’s room. So I stayed up like a mad woman one night and put it all together.


Because Kerry had wanted to incorporate red into the space when I saw this fabric it all came together!


I thought Kerry would think I was nuts because I was giving her a totally new look when we were almost finished, but I sent my ideas to her anyway.


Here is the new look!


In reality we kept a lot of same things we already had planned for the room, but the new pillow choices just helped to tie everything together. The inspiration fabric is getting made into a lumbar pillow with some diagonal stripe piping! I love designing pillows with contrasting piping. *Stay tuned for a SHOP feature on the new blog!


Another favorite new addition has to be these:



I think me and Jamie have the same favorite vendor, because I spotted them in her shop!


Fingers crossed all will be installed when I return from vacation! Moral of the story is that it’s okay to change your mind. Designing a room is a long process and along the way your likes/dislikes may change. Just go with your gut!


Stay tuned for a fun give-away this afternoon from one of favorite home stores!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! This design looks very similar to my living room. I'd love to know your sources if you don't mind. Love it! Thanks for the great feature

May 12, 2010 at 11:57 AM  
Blogger Mackenzie {Design Darling} said...

good for you for following your intuition! the new inspiration board looks lovely. cannot WAIT for the shop feature on your new site!

May 12, 2010 at 12:00 PM  
Blogger Alissa said...

Where did you find that amazing x bench?

May 12, 2010 at 12:15 PM  
Blogger Alaina @ Live Creating Yourself said...

Not sure if this is the same client, but I just shipped the Sydney print! Love what you've done! Love all the blues.


May 12, 2010 at 12:24 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Chic said...

I like it!! I like your mix and natch of fabrcis!!

OMG!! I love that same peacock print too!! :)

May 12, 2010 at 1:00 PM  
Blogger Averill said...

I love your new design plan -- and those lamps are fantastic! What are you using the Calico Corners' blue & white ikat print on? I'm thinking about using that fabric for curtains in my living room.

May 12, 2010 at 1:18 PM  
Blogger High-Heeled Foot in the door said...


We liked some IKAT artwork, but it was $600 per piece. So instead of a watercolor IKAT piece we are just framing the fabric instead.

It would look amazing as curtains! Especially in your living room!

May 12, 2010 at 1:25 PM  
Blogger Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

Now that is dedication to come up with two designs. I love the chest that the lamps are on in the image you showed here!

May 12, 2010 at 1:56 PM  
Blogger Dagny @ Scandinavian Chic said...

Oh, I LOVE that x bench!!

The rooms looks great!!


ps - I'm hosting a giving with Norwegian Elle Interiør for full year's subscription ;)
(perfect for us magazine junkies :))

May 12, 2010 at 4:31 PM  
Blogger Stephanie Sabbe said...

this space looks like it's going to be great. can't wait to see the final product!

May 12, 2010 at 4:32 PM  
Blogger High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

I can't share sources, because they are all to the trade vendors.

If you are interested in purchasing anything directly you can contact me at

The x bench is $295 in the zebra fabric, less in other fabrics that they carry.

May 12, 2010 at 5:47 PM  

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