Client Reveal: Paint, Pillows and a bit of Decor...

Friday, July 27, 2012

 I had another consult with a client of mine.  I had done a "room re-design" over a year ago.  She was ready to paint and add some design elements to polish her family room.  She did the "One Hour Fix", I basically gave a one hour consult of things she could finish on her own.  A great option for those who don't want to spend a lot on a room.
 The paint color we chose was Lowe's Oyster Shell.  Its a really warm "greige" color.  It is a cooler beige with a hint of gray to it.  It is a was a perfect color to add to this room.  We put up cream linen curtains with black details, which are a perfect shade against the walls.
  The pillows chosen are mixed up of nuetrals with pops of red, paired perfectly with their olive courteroy sectional.  The fun sunburst mirrors add a perfect amount of light to the focal wall, adding the right amount of pop with out being overwhelming to look at since its on the tv wall.  A new entertainment stand was purchased that is the perfect scale and size for the recessed wall.  We also didn't paint inside of the recessed area to add a little bit of interest.  Had we painted inside it would have felt a lot darker.  Its a nice contrast.  
My client found a new fish tank in a nice black color.  It was a lot cleaner look than the oak one that they had.  And moving it into the corner serves as a pretty detail and also light in that darker area.         
Mrs. G also needed an area for her desk and computer.  So it was angled in the corner and fits perfectly in the unused area of the family room.  
I really love this room.  It is so calm and inviting, I know I'd want to plop down on that comfy sofa and watch a movie!  Thankyou Mrs. G for allowing me to come decorate another room of your beautiful home!





 This is the before picture when I did the room re-design.  I had taken pieces she already had to make the room more eye pleasing and functional. But as you can see by the above picture, its nice to spend a little bit of money on paint and decor perfect for this space.  It is polished and finished now, and I know my client loves her new family room!

DIY Art Project

Wednesday, July 25, 2012


I've noticed sometimes that its hard to find the exact item you want in a design.  I had been on the hunt to find a perfect modern print to go in a room with reds, aqua's, yellows and greens.  I knew I needed to find a piece with all those colors as the "inspiration" piece for the room.  Well, I found an almost perfect painting...  The dimensions weren't quite right and instead of aqua, the blues were much more of a royal blue color.  So... I decided I'd take the canvas apart and would repaint over the existing canvas colors with paint that would make the perfect color palette.  My little girl and I had a fun afternoon of finger painting the little dots on this canvas.  The colors were now perfection.  I decided to go to my local home depot and picked out molding and had them cut it to the desired dimensions I needed for a custom frame look.  I used Masonite board as the backing and glued the canvas to the board and then used my handy staple gun to put the picture to the recently painted frame.  I chose a metallic gun metal charcoal color.  The picture is now a perfect color and scale to the room, and is the statement piece that is now a one of a kind piece.  Do it yourself projects are actually a lot of fun and will give you a satisfied feeling every time you look at the finished project.

"I want some Color..."

Monday, July 23, 2012

 I LOVE it when my clients call me back to come and help them "spice" up another room.  I helped Mrs. R do a complete design project for her main level a few years back.  We did an overhaul from top to bottom, new carpet, paint, furniture, decor... the works!  She wasn't quite ready to in-cooperate a bold color just quite yet.  So I was so excited when she called and said she was ready for some color!  And I was VERY excited when she said she wanted a dose of turquoise. If you can't tell yet... turquoise is my favorite color!  We had some fun shopping trips finding the right pieces to place in her beautiful home.  I really like how her traditional pieces are given a modern flare with her new color scheme.  I love the result and I am happy to know that my client adore's her new updated space.  She calls it "beautifully refreshing."


I decided a splash of red and the aqua's would blend nicely with her very beige color scheme.  Mrs. R was very please with the flower arrangement I made for her.

 My client has some awesome antique's we in-cooperated.  The piano, the swagged lamp and a lot of pieces in this room are passed down from her grandparent's.  This is certainly a "keep sake" room.  I love the turn out with mixing the fresh splashes of colors, bringing the old in with the new.  This is my client to a T.

Click HERE and HERE to see the before's
And it just goes to show... a few decorative items completely changed the entire feel of these rooms.  This is why I LOVE design.
DESIGNED BY ECLAIR DESIGNS