I am always a fan of before and after photos, but my absolute favorite ones are when the before is a completely blank slate! What a transformation!
Before the space was just a blank corner. It is a little nook off the kitchen and informal dining room.
My original idea was to use an L shaped couch/bench and have a custom buffet with shelving hutch built. My client even had the genius idea to add a side door into the buffet for a dog kennel! I LOVE when design can be functional and beautiful at the same time!!
This was an old mirror that my client already had and it just needed a little love!
This is the mirror after I painted it and gave it a faux gold finish! I try to incorporate thoughtful details into every space I design. Not everything has to be pre-made or store bought. Shop your home first and see how you can customize pieces to fit your space! Check out some of these other "shop your home" projects I have done in the past!
Doesn't this little nook just make you want to curl up with a cup of coffee and a book?!
I love this unique color palette of Navy, Orange, and Taupe!
Pillows and a throw blanket always add warmth to a space!
I really love styling bookcases. You can have so much fun with books, small décor items, picture frames, color, mementoes, etc. My design rule is to play with quantity and scale until you find a composition you like! Treat each shelf as its own space.
How gorgeous are these sconces?! I love how unique they are and how they help to fill the wall space!
When shopping for bookcase décor, I always like to buy more than I need and after I style the items the way I like, I will take back anything leftover.
Decorating with odd numbers will never steer you wrong! 3 pillows, 3 table décor items, etc...
My inspirational find from Michael's, "Do one thing everyday that makes you happy". What a great quote to live by!