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From "Stale to Serene" office makeover

Its so exciting when you finally get that corner office all to yourself!...but in this case, my client was given a corner office, in a basement, with half of a window and drab furnishings. We needed a major makeover in this space and surprisingly it didn't take much effort!

This empty office was cold and stale. My client was given typical office furniture out of the storage closet and horrible wall art. She desired a warm inviting space that was a getaway from her highly stressful job.

Fortunately, the existing accent wall wasn't such a terrible color and she had a few unused pieces from her home office that we could incorporate.

A few of her must haves for her space were: organization, interesting art, and a functional layout. We started by creating a layout that made her office feel larger and could hold up to two more guest if needed.

Kirkland's had our interesting art. My client fell in LOVE with these African ladies she affectionately named "Sasha & Malia". Their warm pallet went very well with the accent wall and set the tone for the rest of the space.

As far as organization goes we wanted to keep it functional yet decorative. The framed bulletin board makes her reminders look a little prettier and the woven baskets beautifully hold important files and documents.

We added a floor lamp with a warm light to keep the space calm and serene so that she could tackle those morning emails in peace.

Filling desktops and bookshelves with interesting nick knacks and personal photos always makes an office feel a little cozier.

My client is thoroughly enjoying her new office! Lets just hope she can get a little work done :)

-Lisa

Stone Mountian Refresh

One of my clients, was in need of a major home refresh! Fortunately, she did have good taste and a LOT of things to work with! My great design partner Gavin & I were able to completely transform her home.

My client loves to entertain, so she was looking for spaces that had even flow for her guest. We made sure to create cozy nooks for guest to gather including conversation pieces to get the party started. The colors in the home are rich and earthy and each room has its own story while flowing perfectly together.

Check out the E-Designs and photos of her living room, dining room, den, and half bath:

Living room E-Design

Absolutely LOVING this 

Rooms to Go sofa

 topped with earthy patterned pillows snagged from Home Goods!

Our goal was to completely brighten the space while keeping it rich and earthy. We left out a coffee table in this room to keep the room "walk-able" for her guest while entertaining. This room features a pretty cozy conversation nook with the cutest chairs from TJ Maxx!

Dining room E-Design

Our design challenge for this room was keeping the dining room table. We kept it simple with the dining room and complemented her existing grand gold mirror with gold chargers. We added a small pop of color with the beautiful sea shell with hint of purple and cream as a centerpiece. 

Den E-Design

(The mantle art in this photo was moved to the reading nook once the client purchased a TV.)

My client already owned the red furniture, so we moved it all into the den. This room stays cozy and earthy as well, with a dash of class. Plenty of spaces to cuddle up and read a book or watch a movie

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Half bath E-Design

Didn't need too much in this tiny bath. We kept the colors calm and added a splash of red to flow with the attached red den. Oh, and those soaps from World Market smell delightful ;)

My client absolutely LOVES her home. She says that it "finally feels like home" and that was the main goal! We hope she's ready to entertain because we definitely want our invite over ;)

Man Cave Mini Reveal

The Modern Man cave is almost complete, so I've decided to share a few photos with you! Remember the E-design with grey and green tones and cool industrial touches? 

Well, it started off as a dark and grungy basement full of junk. 

The outcome so far is SO good!

There are still tons of little touches that need to be added but so far my client LOVES it. Once the wall art is installed this Modern Man cave will be complete! Stay tuned for final photos on my Portfolio page.

Kitchen Chalkboard Wall

I've always drooled over those cute chalkboard walls on Pinterest. I woke up one Saturday and decided to go for it, it cant be that hard right? Right! I called on my trusty design partner Gavin and we got to work!

First he measured out the lines and made sure everything was level

My kitchen is pretty small, so without much wall space, I decided to create a column effect. Gavin and I are both perfectionist so getting the measuring right probably took us the longest.

Pay attention to detail

This

Chalkboard paint from Lowe's was barely over $10! 

I started to paint, but left the job to the pro in the room ;)

Here the paint is still wet. 

This paint dries pretty fast, but we decided to speed up the process with a fan.

Completely dry here

An important step is to "chalk" the entire wall. This prepares it for your cute little sayings!

Wipe down the "chalked" wall with a rag and you're pretty much done here!

Now it's time to "doodle"! Simple and fun project complete!

This cute project took about 2 hours to complete and is a great Saturday project! I love it! (I would recommend a few coats of the paint if you plan to draw/write on it often to prevent scratching through to the wall) Let me know if you decide to try it out :)