Before + After : Linda's Family Room

We have this client Linda. She's sweet and spunky and put complete and utter trust in our ability to update her family room, which she'll be the first to admit,  hadn't been touched for 25 years.  Long story short, she was ready for some major change and we gave it to her.  It's fresh, clean, and classic with a hint of New England charm and hopefully she won't have to touch it for another 25 years. (Ok, 15 years at least!) We're very excited  to share her before and after in which she used a  Rehab Box (you can see her design board here) and a Restyle Box (can be yours too, if you're in New York / New England!).  Thanks to Linda for letting us get down and dirty with some styling and photos to show off her new space! 

Let's chat about the design. We all love a little wood molding here and there (and it's having  a major resurgence!), but so often, it's  not always done in the cleanest of ways and can be more distracting than complementary. Linda (and Mr. Linda) wanted to keep the wood accents  which was more than fine with us, but to clean up the look and draw more attention to the windows, we painted the trim around the doors. We also suggested painting the built ins which now freshen up the space and complement the trim and flooring.  Adding window treatments to the different sized windows tie the two together, making the room more cohesive, calm and drawing attention to their beautiful view. See the rest for yourself!

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We love a good before and after and we're so thankful to Linda for allowing us to share! We have more to come and if you want to be the first to see, you can subscribe below and we'll send you an email alerting  you of our latest post.  

On the Hunt @ Architectural Digest Home Design Show

Stackable shelving in a natural finish by 100xbtr and a most beautiful rug by Wolfum.

Stackable shelving in a natural finish by 100xbtr and a most beautiful rug by Wolfum.

Sometimes, you just get tired of looking for that perfect piece at the same places over and over and over, you know? So you can assume our uncontrollable excitement when we had the pleasure of being  inspired  at the AD Home Show. Particularly,  from the Made section, which features independent designers and makers with impeccable taste. We thoroughly enjoyed wandering the booths pretending all the handcrafted, premium quality, custom designed pieces were totally affordable and within all our clients' budgets.  And we certainly weren't worrying about costs, lead times, minimum orders, or whether or not this particular shade of navy was "too navy" and if it needs a hint of green to truly flow with the rest of the space, etc, etc, etc. It was mostly just a good ol' time appreciating some good ol' talent. 

So, we wanted to share some of our favs from the event. Specifically,  the artists, designers and pieces that stood out to us because of the unique designs, their responsibly sourced materials, or their way ahead of the game sense of style. (Like this rug to your right!? I die.)  Click through to read exactly what we love about each piece!

1. Wolfum + 100xbtr | 2. Still Made | 3. Damm | 4. Eric Trine | 5. St. Frank | 6. Mirth Studio | 7. Whyte | 8. Volk | 9.  The Citizenry

In Progress: Everything!

We've been busy bees around here which is a great way to start 2015! We are SO CLOSE to having some finalized projects to style and shoot I can taste it, but in the meantime, we'll share the details of our daily grind. 

A coffee shop! We are knee deep in barstool selections, wood samples, and light fixtures and we've never been better. 

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Boxes galore! A Revive for Sach, Rehab for Linda, and Revive for Connie, all different styles with individual focuses. 

Beautiful new furniture and textiles are arriving for our client Leah which you can read about here  and we'll be setting the below corner gallery wall at a lovely client's home in New York this week. (Which we have yet to talk about but are very excited to share!)

Our clients in Connecticut are getting some built in bookshelf action and then some. 

A bright and classic Nantucket style bathroom finished by Diane Schmunk IDS is newly photographed!

AND we have a nursery to decorate! Miss Lauren, the other Schmunk family sister, is expecting a little one in August and the first thing we did when we found out was start an inspiration board.  Of course. 

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We're very thankful to have lots on our plate at the start of this year. Stay tuned for updates to our portfolio and check out this page if you want in on the action! 

In Progress: Leah's Dining Room

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Our VERY kind and sweet client, Leah, agreed to let us share in progress images of her dining room, which we are happy to say is moving along quite nicely. 

Her quaint 1940's home oozes vintage charm with arched doorways and original wood floors but the existing dining room corner cabinets were not a favorite. SO. After a back and forth about possible demo and construction and completely new cabinets and built ins and doors, etc, etc, etc, we decided to keep it simple, take the doors off and make it work. And it did! Painting everything the same color and adding paneling to distract from some of the inconsistent lines makes the room feel larger and more cohesive. Our notes above highlight more plans for the room that we are excited to post once completed! Thanks to Leah for allowing us to share and for being a dream client!  

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