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Best of Houzz 2017!

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I am excited to announce that I have been awarded Best of Houzz 2017 for service! I owe this honor to all the wonderful reviews I received on houzz.com in 2016! Many thanks to my fab clients from the past year!

Did you see that cute little badge on my homepage and blog sidebar?! Best of Houzz 2017 for service!  So cool. 

I'm a little tardy on the "2016 in review" blog post...but it is still January, so I say its not too late! Here is a look back on some my fun projects in 2016.

I designed a vintage surf themed playroom for a cute kiddo! Such a fun project! My favorite part was the VW Bus play tent! You can see all the photos here.

I loved designing this blue and white living room/entry way space! My favorite color combo ever! Check out the after pictures my client sent me here!

One of my coolest projects was designing this small living room & kitchen condo space in downtown Austin! It was a fun challenge to pull together pieces my client already owned with new, stylish furnishings. Loved the after photos my client sent over!

And of course, I can't leave out my little girl's nursery design! It was one of my most enjoyable projects of the year! You can see all of the after photos here

Here's to 2017!! Excited to see what is in store! 

E-Design Reveal Photos: Transitional Living Room

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I have client reveal photos today! In my last blog post I wrote about the e-design plan for my client's transitional living room and dining room space.  Today I am going to show you some photos my client sent me of the living room portion of the design.

If you will recall, here was the final design board for the transitional living room.

And here was the BEFORE.

And here is the AFTER!!

I'd say I am most pleased with how gorgeous that chandelier looks installed! It really is a statement making light fixture.  I have always admired it, but unable to use it in my own home, I hoped that I could find a client who would love it.  Success!

I'm also thrilled with the home office arrangement.  Having such a small space to work with, there was no room for an actual desk.  The modular media center had a desk add on option that was PERFECT for my client's needs.  

Do you need design help for your space?! Get in touch!

Client E-Design: Transitional Living Room & Dining Room

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Right before baby girl arrived, I designed a transitional style living room and dining room for my client Michelle's new downtown Austin condo!  Today I'm going to share the e-design process and design plan I presented to Michelle.

My client Michelle initially contacted me through houzz.com to decorate the living room and dining room of her new downtown Austin condo.  The new condo was only 820 square feet, so we really needed to maximize the space for living, working, and entertaining.  Michelle wanted to keep her current sofa, recliner, and artwork, but needed help pulling the rest together.  Here are some before pictures:

I created a design plan that incorporated some items Michelle already had her eye on with fresh picks to create a cohesive and functional space.  The items of top necessity included a rug, coffee table, additional seating options; light fixture, entertainment center, work-from-home-space, and kitchen/bar storage.  Michelle gravitated toward wood tones and pops of blue, coral, and gold.

This was the first design board I compiled.

Living Room:

Dining Room:

The colorful area rug and statement making chandelier were early winners with my client Michelle! Both were items completely outside of Michelle's usual design preferences, but she absolutely loved them! I love it when that happens.  The modular entertainment center had a desk component that seamlessly incorporated a home office space.  The dining room counter height table and chairs were client picks, and I love how their sleek, modern lines balances the rest of the traditional decor.  The kitchen/bar storage wasn't quite what Michelle had in mind, so it was back to the drawing board.

Here is the first revision:

Living Room:

Dining Room:

A little throw pillow swap was requested and instead of a console table, I added leaning shelf storage units.  However, while the additional seating ottomans were well liked by Michelle, she decided to scrap them (or consider them again at a later date) and choose a larger cocktail ottoman to use as additional seating for entertaining.  The kitchen/bar storage also just wasn't right yet.

And here is the final revision:

Living Room:

Dining Room:

Instead of both leaning shelf storage units, I decided on a whim to extend the modular entertainment center that Michelle loved into the kitchen! It was a winning choice! Wall bar shelves were also just the right touch.

In all, this living room and dining room space was such a fun space to design! Now I am waiting on pins and needles for the after shots.  Stay tuned!

If you have a space that you could use some design help with, don't hesitate to reach out to me!

E-Design Reveal Photos: Blue and White Living Room

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I love when clients send me photos of their completed e-designs!  In late April I blogged about a blue and white living room and entryway project that turned out wonderfully.  When I received the snapshots of the finished space, I wanted to share them here with you!

To refresh your memory, here was the finished e-design board I presented to my client Laura.

Find more details about this project's e-design process here.  Some minor details in the design changed due to the popularity of the particular items, which caused some to sell out.  But the final space turned out very similar, if not practically identical to the e-design plan.

And here is the space today!

It is now a nice, comfortable space for entertaining and relaxing.  Thank you Laura for sending me the photos!