Monday, November 22, 2010

A finely finished project

So after a lot of interest in the bathroom renovation, readers asked to see more projects. 
 Here is a recently completed job that reflects both of our work. The home is wide open and has tons of natural light. We played off of that and added pops of color. 

With 3 boys and one of the way, the client wanted casual spaces that could hold up to... well, 4 boys.  Fabrics are either treated or furniture is slip covered. To add more interest, Ann worked her magic on the walls. You may have seen the powder room before in other posts, but we thought you might enjoy the rest of the house. Check it out and let us know what you think!

The pair of cabinets flanking the entrance were bought for next to nothing at auction and repainted in a French gray with a glaze.

Giant (and very heavy) Ballard mirrors add almost a third window... you should have seen us trying to lift them onto the 8' tall mantle. Not pretty.

Ann painted a mural of cherry blossoms and yes, one little bird. I was going for Hermes' orange on the walls and a smoky blue on the ceiling.

This all came about because the client was afraid to let us "go crazy" in the entry. We compromised on the powder room.  The ceiling is chocolate lacquer.

The story of the mirror is quite funny. The previous home owner doesn't want to sell it to my client or leave it with the house when she moves and my client moves in. Previous homeowner later changes mind and puts it in a local yard sale. A friend of my client buys it for her house and decides it isn't the look she wants, so she calls my client who was in need of a powder room mirror. It coincidentally makes it all the way back home. We added a bright yellow lacquer for a fun face lift. Any mirror that has been through all of that deserves one!

 The "kid's den" has tons of built-ins for stashed toys and bright fabrics for a punch.

Ann added Rugby stripes that will grow with the boys...

The escape for a mother of (soon to be) 4... Hope you like it!

Bye bye birdie,


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Love it... what great light! I would be scared of orange but it is amazing!

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