Friday, February 10, 2012

Design Work - Living Room

I've been working with a friend/coworker/client on the design of her living room. She wanted a fresh start to her dark and dated room. It is so fun finding pieces for her space and seeing it all come together. 

It's not finished yet, but we've made lots of progress over the last 2-3 weeks. We're waiting on the linen curtains to arrive, but it could be another 6 weeks. Gosh, I sure hope they come sooner. I'm dying to get them into the room to see how they look!

We also need to choose a slip cover for one of the chairs, add a tray on the coffee table for housing table top necessities (they have an almost-one year old), and order the pillows!

Of course I want to wait until everything is in place before I reveal the entire room, but I just couldn't wait to share some of it with you.

We've been on multiple shopping trips and storage was always on the front of our minds. As many of you know (and I'm quickly learning), having a baby = lots of stuff. The tricky part is disguising it all but still keeping it handy! 


We also wanted to inject some COLOR into the space. I drew inspiration from these three pieces of art from {Jennifer Lommers etsy shop}...


We ordered them as prints to incorporate them into a gallery wall. 

With coupons in tow we hit up Micheal's one Saturday afternoon and lucked out by scoring all the frames 40% off. Gotta love that. 

We were on a tight budget so we re-purposed furniture where we could, rearranged furniture and rug placement, purchased a couple lighter and brighter furniture pieces, and added fun accessories to give the room pops of color as needed. It's all looking so great!


Here is one final peek...

This is a BEFORE shot of one corner of the room...

AFTER

I promise to share pics and my full design board as soon as the rest is complete! It might be a while if those darn curtains don't get here soon! 

Have a great weekend!


25 comments:

  1. I wish you lived closer. I would hire you! This looks great. I have ideas of what I want but I'm not good at deciding or picking stuff out!

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    1. Kelly - That is so sweet! If you are interested in a e-design board email me! I'm starting to offer more services and will hopefully be getting some up on the blog soon.

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  2. You need to come to Charleston, like ASAP, and help me with my living room :)

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  3. I love the idea of linen curtains! So pretty!

    Allyson
    http://cupcakescandycanes.blogspot.com

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  4. Beautiful! I love the poppy print, such pretty colors!

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  5. What a simple, but amazing transformation! Sometimes the tight budgets make for the best changes! Hope you have a great weekend, Rachel!

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  6. Where did you get those baskets? I'm looking for something like that for my living room since I have two boys and LOTS of stuff:)

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    1. Hi Kimberly! We lucked out and found the basket at Homegoods!

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  7. WOW! Y'all have been *b*u*s*y*!!! It's way more challenging to come up with something amazing on a budget than something where you can just buy whatever you want! Can't wait to see the reveal!

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  8. Love the little corner you revealed - already looks so much more light and open! I am in the process of lightening up my space as well! Can't wait to see the final pictures!

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  9. Love the little corner you revealed - already looks so much more light and open! I am in the process of lightening up my space as well! Can't wait to see the final pictures!

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  10. WOW. Huge transformation already! I love those Etsy prints too! Nice work and I can't wait to see the room all finished! For whatever reason, I find it a little easier to help friends and family with their rooms than my own! I'm more decisive or something.

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  11. Great progress! I love the baskets... they will save your sanity when it comes to storing kids toys! I have them all over!

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  12. Thank you for stopping by Harrison Home.. Your home is AMAZING! You are both very talented! I pinned your dining room table.. have been trying to find a good tutorial for my husband to see (he is not one to do a project off the top of his head.. must see it done first!)

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  13. You are SO talented and I can't wait to see the entire room. Where did you order the curtains from? They look just like ones I would like to put in my master bedroom. It's looking great so far!
    www.winetastegirl.com

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  14. I haven't ordered any yet so that's why I was asking. I saw some at Pottery Barn but they were way to expensive. I'm probably going to wind up making them.

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  15. Love what you've already done. The artwork looks amazing and that basket is perfect for hiding baby's toys!! Looking forward to the whole reveal!!!

    ~ Elizabeth

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  16. Great progress, Rachel. I do love the colorful artwork..so much inspiration for color and baskets are one of my favorite accessories in a room to add texture and a natural element. Fingers crossed for the curtains.

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  17. Oh how fun! She is lucky to have you Rachel! SO in love with that basket! Did it come from Micheal's too?

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  18. Oh sorry, I just saw your comment...Homegoods - figures, thanks!

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  19. Ooh, it's going to look great! I'm in love with that giant basket!

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  20. I love the coral/red/orange colors in the poppies painting!

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