Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Athens House Tour- part 1

Now that the adrenaline has worn off (crash) and client is happy and settling into her family's new digs, we are finally able to take you on a house tour. The move that took place over 3.5 days was a little crazy to say the least. We also had to renovate and decorate the house in 3 months, so not your typical project... Remember our visit to London? The client lived there for eight years and over time, collected many fun pieces from her travels. It was like Christmas morning when the truck showed up with her art, accessories and furniture that we were adding into the mix. Here is how it all turned out...
 I found this antique faux bamboo mirror at an antique store in Raleigh. Ann found the elephant sconces at a local "junk' shop. They look beautiful with the etchings from London hung on brass upholstery tacks. 

 A large sectional seats guests galore and in this case, one very tiny girl and her baby doll. It's relaxed and comfy with a slip cover (in a dark color) so it can hold up to small kids. 
 I kept the colors neutral on the walls so the art and furniture would pop. 
Decorative sconces throughout the space add softer lighting. 
 This lucite and glass table was a London find. I love the low surface with the modern lines of the chairs. Notice the fur pillow. It was made from the client's 96 year old grandmother's furs. 
 This ottoman previously was a simple linen from One Kings Lane. Check out the before...
We added accessories -- from HomeGoods of course! The capiz tray gives it a coffee table-like surface and a faux sheepskin rug (no we did not kill a baby lamb) softens the rug. 
 We added a game table with Wisteria ottomans tucked underneath. 
The pine piece from London, used to grace her kitchen. Now it adds storage to the space and is topped off with the a Ming vase that they bought in Bejing during a trip to China. We wanted it to have a spot front and center (and away from tiny hands). We mixed a little faux and fun with the real deal -- sometimes you just have the splurge on pieces that mean a lot to you. 

Stay tuned for more... 
bye bye birdie.

1 comment:

toocolorcrazy said...

any chance you could tell me where you got that huge sectional!?

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