Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Designing and Decorating a Retail Space

This holiday season we have the opportunity to design and decorate the Furniture Warehouse entryway.  We will be putting up a beautiful tree and other holiday decor and really making a point to showcase the wonderful product that Furniture Warehouse carries.  As soon as it's done we'll be posting pictures so check back and see how it transforms; or swing in the store this weekend and check it out for yourself. 

Monday, November 22, 2010

And the winner is....

Jessica is the winner of our Fall Give-Away!   Thanks Jessica for entering and you're comment on the surprise makeover.  Enjoy your glazed decorative gourd!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Home and Holiday Expo

We mentioned earlier this week that we would be at the Home and Holiday Expo and UVU this Friday and Saturday from 10am-7pm.  We will be showcasing a variety of completed projects and fun exciting new product from our boutique.  Tickets are $5 or FREE with one can of food for the Utah County Food & Care Coalition.  So come down say "hi" and get a head start crossing people off of your gift giving list.  :) 

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Home and Holiday Expo

Good Wednesday morning!! Just wanted to let you all know that we will be at the Home and Holiday Expo at Utah Valley University this Friday and Saturday from 10am - 7am. Come swing by, say "hi" and check out some of our fun items from our Boutique. We're in booth I-9.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

An Updated Living Room

After a couple months of waiting our client's living room is now finished! We went from a brightly colored 90s style living room to a calm, inviting, relaxing room where family gatherings and guests can enjoy each other's company.

The room had hunter green carpet, pink wing back chairs and bold floral draperies. Our client wanted us to create a space for her that wasn't trendy. This is the last house she plans to own, so the design needed to be transitional and timeless. Our initial plan for the space featured gorgeous red and cream patterned fabrics; however, with those fabrics backordered until January we had to reselect new fabrics so the project could be finished by Thanksgiving. We reselected new fabric that really spoke to the timelessness of the room. The new fabric is neutral with a blue floral pattern. To offset the neutrality from the wall we had the drapes banded in the same cornice fabric to make the drapes pop from the wall. We selected a cornice shape reminiscent from a design seen at the Wynn hotel. The cornice is 16' long and is covered in a soft blue textured fabric. The texture helps to soften the appearance and length.

New chairs were selected with custom fabric. They are a great taupe and blue stripe with nail head trim. Custom pillows were made for both existing sofas and the new chairs. The pillows are made from the same drapery fabric and a beautiful accent fabric with a diamond pattern. New end tables and a cocktail table were also selected for the space. We just love how the new cocktail table fills up the space and lends to the elegance of the room. 

We selected new sculpted carpeting, which adds such a refined feel to the space and the neutral tan we chose really calms down the room. New art was selected for above the fireplace and on the opposite wall.  We have new botanical prints that add a touch of red to the space.  New accessories were also added, and we worked a lot of her existing items in as well. She had many with significant meaning and since we design with our client in mind we really make it a point to showcase their collections and special items.

It is always a great feeling to see the room come together, especially all in one day, well except the carpet. Check out the pictures and let us know what you think!

Before - Pink Wingbacks

Before - Drapes

Before - Living Room

Before - Living Room

Before - Living Room

Before - Living Room Window
After - New cornice and drapes

After - Living Room
After - Living Room with fun new accessories and furniture

After - New art and accessories

After - New chairs, art and accessories

After - New Custom pillows

After - New Chairs
After - New tables and floral

After - Botanical prints and beautiful cocktail table

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Tomorrow is the big day.....

A few days ago we posted a picture of a 3 fabrics and invited you to guess how we used them. Well tomorrow is the big day, we're installing the new drapes, accessories and furniture in the client's home and we'll have fresh pictures showcasing those fabrics. Stay tuned to see where we used the fabrics.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Autumn Giveaway

It's Autumn Give-away time!  We are so excited about these fantastic natural hand-picked, dried, painted and laquered Tutomo fruit gourds, complete with a pewter leaf embellishment.  The Tutomo fruit grows in the Caribbean and South America and are such a unique item for your space.  Since they're dried and hardened they are very resilient and even rattle with the natural seeds inside just like a maraca! We love to use them as table center pieces and above kitchen cabinets or just about anywhere else.  We will be giving away one of these fabulous decorative gourd in either the caramel brown or deep green, the winner gets to decide the color of their choice. Keep in mind you don't need to be local to win, we will gladly ship to you.

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The giveaway ends November 20th and the winner will be announced November 21st!!  Good Luck!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

How do you think we used these fabrics?

We have been working with a client redoing her dated 90's living room.  She wanted something that was going to stand the test of time and survive the ever changing trends, and that's what we did for her.  How do you think we used these gorgeous fabrics?  Write us a comment and check back on Thursday and we'll have before and after pictures. 

Thursday, November 4, 2010

New Project: The Accessory Shop

The Design House is excited to have the opportunity to design and remodel The Accessory Shop at South Towne Mall in Sandy, Utah.  It's a fun store that sells awesome women's accessories like jewelry, hats, headbands, hair extensions, wigs and more.  They are looking to re-merchandise and we suggested some remodeling of the store with new fixtures and a whole new look. See the post below for The Accessory Store "Before" pictures and check back soon when we post our awesome new design plan!

The Accessory Shop

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