Of course, RIGHT after I tell you that it will be a while before I have any real client pictures to share, I have some! Thanks, universe.
Chandelier: Shades of Light
This is my friend/client Holly’s adorable abode. She and her husband have moved several times and accumulated some excellent furniture over the years (how YOU doin’, dining set?) and I’ve been helping her find the finishing touches for this house. Our photoshoot was unplanned–we were actually meeting up to go see Oklahoma–but a bunch of new stuff had arrived so I busted out my cell phone and here we are.
Among the newbies are the rope chandelier above and jute rug below.
Rug: Pottery Barn
If I ever do a style 180 and go coastal in my own house, I’m getting fancy seagrass chairs for my dining room, too. Holly already had them and I thought they made such a great focal point that I recommended a simple white mirror for the wall. If everything is eye-catching, then nothing stands out (and it would be an infinite sadness waste those chairs).
Mirror: Already owned but freshly painted.
Their family room isn’t ready to share yet, but I can give you a sneak peek of the floor since that part is done and lookin’ all cute. Pro tip: if you’re eyeballing a rug from Dash & Albert, their biggest sale of the year is always right before Labor Day. Which I know was recent, but now you have plenty of time to mull over your options before next year.
Rug: Dash & Albert
If you’ve ever been curious about what an average project is like for me, this is a pretty good example. It’s a myth that everybody who calls a designer is doing a complete overhaul and starting from zero. I spend a lot of time hunting down accessories and finishing touches, with a handful of major furniture purchases sprinkled in. Sometimes I’ll do a paint color consultation or pick kitchen finishes, but it’s mostly the pretties at the end.
So there you go! A real update with real pictures! Isn’t Holly’s house cute? (YES.) Who else is enjoying a coastal theme? What’s your favorite piece here?
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