Wednesday, January 9, 2013

A client shares her Christmas décor…


It is always fun when a client is happy with the space you helped them create, and decides to open up their home and share pictures!

 
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This particular client happens to be my “little-sister-in-law-by-marriage”. I have known Shelly since she was about 2yrs. old, as their family lived just around the corner from ours when we were growing up. Long story short…my older brother married her older sister, which makes her my “little-sister-in-law-by-marriage” right? Anyway, she currently lives just around the corner to me again, and asked me to help design her new condominium.


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She has lived in this complex for a couple of years and just recently moved across to a bigger unit. This new space is light, and bright, with hardwood floors, and a charming spiral staircase that leads up to a loft. I helped Shelly select some new furniture, lighting, and accessories. I also helped her put together some of her existing pieces and art in new and original ways for her new space.
 
Here is a tour of her warm and welcoming home.
 
Sitting room with leather club chairs and her vintage Hollywood photos…
 
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Across the room we hung her original Martini Art over a Ballard Designs console table with 2 zebra print storage ottomans tucked underneath…
 
 
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Cute photo of her nephews…my 2 boys and my brothers son years ago in the snow!
 
 
When she invited me over to take some photos, I loved the way she had decorated for the holidays. In lieu of a tree, she decided to adorn her spiral staircase with garland and lights, which is such a clever alternative to a traditional Christmas tree…
 
 
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She used an aqua blue and silver holiday color scheme this year, to compliment the blue accents we used in her design…


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The living room came together nicely with a new khaki twill sectional from Home Decorators Collection. It matched perfectly with her Crate & Barrel striped rug in neutral tones. We added some pillows, drapery panels, and a new lamp…


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Shelly found this pretty blue velvet chair at World Market, and I love the nail head trim…


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You might have spied the cute little faux fur pet bed on the end of the chaise…


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This is Jackie-O’s favorite place to nap!
 
 
The stockings were hung in the loft with care…
 
 
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A quick view of the kitchen nook. Shelly already had the round glass topped table so we added a couple of white leather stools from Overstock for seating. After I found the new overhead drum light, we had to re-position the placement so it was centered over the table…


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Shelly and Frank love to travel, and even have another condo in Florida. She decided to add a gallery wall with clocks as a nod to their frequent trips across time zones…cute!



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Thank you for opening up your home and sharing with all of us Shelly! I am so glad you are enjoying it and look forward to spending time with you in this fun new space!



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5 comments:

  1. What a beautiful job you did!! It is so bright and filled with personality. Love the mix of elements you put together for her!
    xo
    Ashlyn

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  2. I love this Laura! And I really love that this says Shelly - it has her personal touch on it. Those old Hollywood photos are really awesome, and that touch of red in those boots is such a fun element for your photos. And the spiral staircase! I've always wanted a spiral staircase. And finally, your photos look great. I need to practice and get a better camera, but great photos!

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  3. Congratulations Laura! What a beautiful and sophisticated home. Just lovely! It seems to reflect her personality so well. You did good!

    -Lane

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  4. So many lovely ideas - things we can do without going all out. I love these Christmas decorations and the elegant decorating ideas! Thanks for sharing. I'd surely be pinning this!

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