Saturday, January 25, 2014

An Update...

Hello!  Where has the time gone?  Hard to believe we're a month into 2014 and I've yet to do a single post. Thank you to those who've checked  in on me.  I'm alive and well!

That's not to say that there haven't been some big changes in my life lately. The past 6 months have been a roller coaster of ups and downs, highs and lows.  For starters, this happened:

I'm not one to share too much of my personal life on this blog but long story short, Jake and I got divorced, we sold our house, and I've been living in a new apartment since November.

I also started a part-time job doing financial planning which has kept me pretty busy with little time to blog or do design work.  After a steady stream of business around the holidays, I decided to give myself a few months off to regroup, decompress, and figure out my new routine.

I have hopes of decorating my apartment and sharing some pictures and projects with you, but to be honest, right now things are looking less than stellar!  Moving from a 4 bedroom home to a 2 bedroom apartment is definitely a challenge.  Space is limited and I have a hodge podge of home furnishings.  I'm debating how much time/money/effort I want to put into this place since I only plan to be here 4 more months, but the decorator in me is going crazy!  

I did snap some "before" photos of my apartment before I moved in so I'll share those with you soon and once I finish unpacking boxes (shh... I know it's been 2 months!) I will share some progress photos with you.  

I miss all my blog friends and hope you're having a very happy and healthy 2014!

Monday, December 02, 2013

E-Design: CL's Finished Basement

I had the pleasure of working on a Decor To-Go package for CL who wanted help with her finished basement.  The space serves many purposes - her family uses it as a playroom, media room, workout room, and living space for guests.  She wanted to incorporate a new sectional but needed alternative solutions for storage and wanted to add some pops of color.

Here is the design I created for her:

Out of respect for my paying clients, I don't reveal sources for items used in the design.  However, if there's an item you're interested in, send me an email and I will provide the source for you.

Monday, November 18, 2013

E-Design: ACJ's Living/Dining Room

Hi!  I know it's been forever since I've done a post.  I missed you guys! Life has been crazy busy and I'm going through a lot of changes right now so something had to give and unfortunately this little blog was it.  

However, I have been busy with a couple of Decor To-Go projects, one of which I'm sharing today.  ACJ contacted me asking for some help decorating the living/dining area in her new apartment.  She had a great purple sofa from West Elm and an oversized brown chair from CB2 as well as a tv stand and dining set that she wanted me to include in the design.  She enjoys a more modern look and likes purples, oranges and turquoises, and it was also important that the design be kiddo-friendly.

Here's the mood board that I put together:

I selected a new area rug, curtains, pillows for the sofa, a storage ottoman to serve as a coffee table/extra seating, a pendant light for above the dining table, a console for her entry and some artwork.  

Here's a rough electronic sketch of the room:

And the floor plan:

I'm looking forward to seeing how she pulls everything together!  

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