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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

How to decorate a room without changing the furniture or the wall paint?

If you're looking for an immediate update to a room, know that it doesn't always require time consuming or expensive changes! Adding new pillows, art, or accessories you can make a room feel more interesting and cozy overnight!

In this pro football player's home, our client said they wanted to keep their existing furniture and wall color both. So, we updated the room by providing 4 same day updates!

                         AFTER above                                                     BEFORE Below



We made 4 quick fix changes:

1) We recovered the cushions.
We made new pillow covers in ultra suede so they're machine washable - a great update for a large family!

2) We removed 2 shelves to allow large accessories. Larger accessories were a good size and scale for the tall ceilings & big flat screen TV (not shown).

3) Local original North Carolina Art 
Our large artwork helped balance the large bookcases.

4) A wool sisal rug
This rug is very durable and family friendly! It added a cozy texture to the room.

And in the adjacent kitchen and back stairway....
AFTER Above  Before Below
This back stairway & kitchen table area did not "flow" with the adjacent room. One room was very colorful, the other had no color. To make the areas flow, we made custom linen drapes and brought local North Carolina colorful paintings.

AFTER Above, Before below
In the above master bedroom, the client wanted to keep their bed and current furniture. 

We added drapes which made a big impact! 
Drapes made their bay window a focal point, and made the windows look taller and the room feel larger.

It's easier for the client to get a good night sleep.
Sleep professionals stress that room darkening is an important requirement for a good nights sleep, since bright lights disrupt melatonin levels.

We brought a bedroom chair, floor lamp, and a unique end table. 
By adding a sitting area in a master bedroom the client now has a place to read a book or watch TV! The chenille chair is soft and comfy, the nailheads add a nice touch.

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If you don't want to paint your walls or change your furniture, you can still make a big impact with new fabrics, art, or accessories! Often these updates are even more impactful (for less money) than starting over with all new furniture.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

4 stunning ways to add silver and shimmer to your gray room!

If you love gray and silver, and want your bedroom to look fresh and updated, consider these ideas:

1) A unique mirror rather than the one that comes in a "matching set".

In this Summerfield home, our gray lounge chair, custom linen drapes, gray wash dresser, silver mirror and pewter and mercury glass accessories made a huge impact on the space.

BEFORE BELOW  - We replaced the armoire with a dresser & silver mirror 

2) Silver drapery hardware!
The above hardware really pops next to the gray walls. You know the saying - it's all in the details!

3) Stainless legs on a bench! 
 Whether it be on a picture frame, a bench, or mirrors. The shimmer of silver really pops!
See before and after below.
In progress below

4) Candles in silver candlesticks! 
Today's battery operated candles even come with timers! 

5) Luxurious textures through throws and pillows! 
Silver metallic leather? Fur? Soft Lamb's wool? Whatever your preference.....these textures create a huge impact, and are a quick easy change!

A bedroom can change drastically with a few quick updates! Even if you can't replace all your furniture, know that textures, shimmer and sheen are very impactful to make your bedroom more glamorous! See hundreds more before and after photos on our prior blogs. Happy decorating!