Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Surprise!!! It's a Make-Over!!

A week or so ago we posted about our client who was surprising their spouse with a make-over.  Well the cat's out of the bag now and we can't wait to tell you about it.  Our client contacted us with surprising his wife with a birthday present make-over of their master suite while she was out of town for the weekend.  Pretty sweet, huh.

They were already doing some minor remodels to the bathrooms in the home with help from family and friends so he figured, "hey what's one more room?"  We selected finishes for the Master Bath and a beautiful paint color from Restoration Hardware, Blue Sage which is so soothing and relaxing.  The bathroom is currently still a work in progress and we'll have pictures soon for you, but lets move on to what really matters; THE SURPRISE!

We selected Restoration Hardware Bay Laurel for the walls.  Another soothing, relaxing color.  The windows had no molding surrounding them, which left them slightly lifeless and sad.  We selected new Craftsman style molding for the doors and windows, and Dover White paint was used on all new and existing trim.

This bedroom features beautiful ivory and chocolate linens.  The bedding has intricate embroidery and fabric piecing that is stunning.  We selected a luxurious chocolate velvet upholstered headboard that compliments the bedding wonderfully.  At the base of the bed is a fantastic bench.  Great to help you get ready, put the socks on or even to put the laundry on as you fold it.  Such a fun addition to the room.

A round mirror was placed opposite the smaller window to act as another window for balance.  The art above the bed is yet another calm and soothing element to the space.  Ideally you want your bedroom to be that place where you feel comfortable and relaxed and that was our goal in creating this space. 

And now for the best part......PICTURES!!







The amazing bench.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Gorgeous Georgian Remodel

This client came to us in the midst of renovating her kitchen, family and laundry rooms.  She knew she wanted a Colonial/Georgian Style with red cherry cabinets and had already visited with her cabinet maker.  After meeting her, seeing what she wanted, and getting all of her ideas; I was able to better help meet her needs.  I redesigned the cabinet layout to fit her space and needs better.  We selected cherry cabinets in the kitchen with white accent cabinets, a wonderful colonial blue for the media cabinet with a brown glaze antiquing and sage green with brown glaze antiquing for the laundry room.  Beautiful new white granite creates that wonderful contrast in color in the kitchen and lightens up the room and compliments the gorgeous marble backsplash.
The fireplace and hearth were a typical brick, but with a little creative thinking with the contractor the brick was easily camouflaged behind new walls with panel molding and crown.  The existing mantel was kept and restained.  Wedgewood Blue by Walker Zanger subway tile surrounds the firebox and adds a hint of color.

The furniture plan in the family room was a bit tricky because it was a small space to start with and she needed as much seating as possible for family gatherings.  I found a great conversation sofa that we upholstered in leather that allowed for the sofa to be pushed slightly back toward the kitchen and not encroach on the walkways.  We added a tufted leather ottoman that serves as both a cocktail table and extra seating.  There are also two chairs in the room, a petite slipper chair and an extra comfy rocker/recliner that our client can rock her grand kids to sleep in.  Fluffy down pillows rest on the fireplace hearth for even more seating when the grand kids pay a visit.

This space was such a grand transformation that you have to see it to believe it.  So without further ado here are the befores and afters.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Shhhh.......It's a secret

Only proceed if you can keep a secret....

A week ago we received a call from a new client who was looking for some quick ideas for redoing the master bedroom and bath.  The best part is that it's a surprise make-over for that special someone and they have no clue.  There was some water damage to the home and while repairing that, it was decided that the master suite would be tackled as well.  We selected a very calming color palette for the room using Restoration Hardware paint colors.  If you haven't seen their paint options, go check them out, they are beautiful and a must in any home. 

The room is being worked on as I type and will be done in the next week or so.  Stay tuned for the pictures of the big reveal. 

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The Wood Connection

There is a great store in Salt Lake that offers a variety of handcrafted wood furniture called "The Wood Connection."  The Wood Connection offers quality wood furniture with endless options when it comes to finishes.  Items come unfinished or you can specify stain or paint color.  Taking it one step further they even offer glazes and antique finishes that help to truly customize your furniture for your space.  They  can even distress the wood to give it that well worn and used feel.

You may have actually seen some of their work around town; many of the gift centers at Kneader's are made by The Wood Connection. Take a look at some of their work below and if you'd like to have us help you customize a piece of furniture, give us a call 801-787-9771.  We'd love to help!


Sunday, September 12, 2010

Fabulous FarmHouse Fresh Products!

We found these great new bath and body products when we were in Las Vegas.  The company is FarmHouse Fresh and it's one of Oprah's "favorite" things!

There is a variety of products from lotions to bath scrubs and they are all 88% - 98% organic.  They smell and feel amazing.  Stop by our boutique to check out what they have to offer http://thedesignhouseboutique.com and click on GIFTS.

Sweet Cream Body Milk

Strawberry Smash Double Moisturizer

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

September Giveaway!

It's giveaway time!  Autumn is approaching and we are so excited about these fantastic natural hand-picked, painted and glazed Tutomo fruit gourds.  The Tutomo fruit grows in the Caribbean and South America and are such an unique item for any space.  They are perfect as a table center piece, above kitchen cabinets or anywhere else you'd love to put them.  We will be giving away one of these fabulous fruits in either the caramel brown or deep green, the winner gets to decide the color of their choice.

To enter the drawing post a comment here describing something you like from our portfolio.

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The giveaway ends September 30th and the winner will be announced October 1st!!