French Revival Project: Laundry Room

Is it weird that we get excited about things like laundry rooms? We are hoping we aren't the only ones because we are just in love with the beautiful laundry room we've been working on in our favorite French Revival house! It is bright and airy and has such beautiful detail already—even as a work in progress.

Our clients wanted soft colors and lots of space so when doing laundry, it would feel a little less like a chore. Well, we think things are off to a pretty good start. Check out what's been done so far:

 Isn't this custom tile amazing? Each piece is hand painted and just gorgeous. We looked at a lot of tile for this space in a wide variety of colors, but this particular option just felt right!

Isn't this custom tile amazing? Each piece is hand painted and just gorgeous. We looked at a lot of tile for this space in a wide variety of colors, but this particular option just felt right!

 The pattern is just breathtaking laid out and adds some warm detail to a space that may otherwise feel sterile and cool.

The pattern is just breathtaking laid out and adds some warm detail to a space that may otherwise feel sterile and cool.

 And the cabinets are blue! (You all know how much we love blue!) The pictures honestly don't do the color justice. It is a soft blue-gray that is fun and timeless all in one.

And the cabinets are blue! (You all know how much we love blue!) The pictures honestly don't do the color justice. It is a soft blue-gray that is fun and timeless all in one.

 Looking into the laundry room from the hallway, you can see there is plenty of space to get everyone's "favorite" chore checked off the list.

Looking into the laundry room from the hallway, you can see there is plenty of space to get everyone's "favorite" chore checked off the list.

 Here, on the opposite side of the room, is where the washer and dry will go. We love that there is an endless amount of storage in this space as well!  This project has been so amazing to work on, and we know we say that a lot, but it is totally true. We'll keep you posted with more updates soon!

Here, on the opposite side of the room, is where the washer and dry will go. We love that there is an endless amount of storage in this space as well!

This project has been so amazing to work on, and we know we say that a lot, but it is totally true. We'll keep you posted with more updates soon!

Fun New Kitchen Re-Do

A few weeks ago, we shared a family room remodel and promised you more would be coming. Well, here's some more! Our same amazing client also wanted a kitchen and dining remodel (among other things), and we are so excited to feature both of these beautiful spaces. Everything has such a soft, neutral feel and it makes these high-traffic rooms feel cozy and fresh! 

 This dining room really has our hearts! The gray table is a solid piece of furniture, but the neutral linens and fresh florals really soften the overall look, making you feel right at home. 

This dining room really has our hearts! The gray table is a solid piece of furniture, but the neutral linens and fresh florals really soften the overall look, making you feel right at home. 

 These two dining chairs are some of our favorites. We love the nailhead detail, which also makes an appearance in the family room you can see just beyond.

These two dining chairs are some of our favorites. We love the nailhead detail, which also makes an appearance in the family room you can see just beyond.

 The nailhead detail continues in the kitchen with these amazing barstools, but the real show stopper is this hammered copper island. The silver pendants are also amazing and were the perfect touch that brings the whole space together.

The nailhead detail continues in the kitchen with these amazing barstools, but the real show stopper is this hammered copper island. The silver pendants are also amazing and were the perfect touch that brings the whole space together.

 This close-up of the apron sink is all about the faucet! While the sink is amazing, the faucet is absolutely gorgeous. It is so unique and really is the perfect piece for this fabulous kitchen.

This close-up of the apron sink is all about the faucet! While the sink is amazing, the faucet is absolutely gorgeous. It is so unique and really is the perfect piece for this fabulous kitchen.

 Aren't these cabinets with this beautiful wood detail just amazing? They are totally timeless, as is the white subway tile. 

Aren't these cabinets with this beautiful wood detail just amazing? They are totally timeless, as is the white subway tile. 

 And as you can see, there are two wood tones used in this space. We love the two-tone look as it offers so much more depth and detail to enjoy.   All in all, this space is a winner in our books and our client was always so happy and pleasant! Check back soon to see more rooms in this beautiful home.

And as you can see, there are two wood tones used in this space. We love the two-tone look as it offers so much more depth and detail to enjoy. 

All in all, this space is a winner in our books and our client was always so happy and pleasant! Check back soon to see more rooms in this beautiful home.

Beautiful Bath and Laundry Update

We've got so many great projects, it's hard to choose what to share! This week we decided it was time to debut this amazing bathroom and laundry. The space turned out beautifully and is definitely not your typical bathroom/laundry combo. It is roomy and bright, and it actually makes doing laundry feel like less of a chore.

 This beautiful custom vanity is our very favorite! It is so clean and fresh and offers endless storage space. We love the overall look and that it is not only gorgeous but functional too!

This beautiful custom vanity is our very favorite! It is so clean and fresh and offers endless storage space. We love the overall look and that it is not only gorgeous but functional too!

 Our client decided to go with a classic white tile accented with black and gray trim, a totally timeless combination in our opinion.  

Our client decided to go with a classic white tile accented with black and gray trim, a totally timeless combination in our opinion.  

 A straight shot of the vanity and shower, and a peak at the "laundry side" of the space. 

A straight shot of the vanity and shower, and a peak at the "laundry side" of the space. 

 And now, the laundry! With lots of cabinets, drawers, and counter space, doing laundry isn't half bad. Also, we adore the buffalo check tile pattern on the diagonal!

And now, the laundry! With lots of cabinets, drawers, and counter space, doing laundry isn't half bad. Also, we adore the buffalo check tile pattern on the diagonal!

 And who doesn't want their laundry and soap in darling jars? We love accessorizing with cute pieces like these.   This job was so fun, and our client was amazing. We love what we do!

And who doesn't want their laundry and soap in darling jars? We love accessorizing with cute pieces like these. 

This job was so fun, and our client was amazing. We love what we do!

Family Room Remodel

We have so many amazing, lovely clients, and we really do enjoy working with them all! We had the pleasure of working with this sweet family and doing some interior design updates throughout their beautiful home. Today we thought we'd share some pics of their family room and front entry. Everything turned out so pretty and it all just feels so fresh and new!

 This beautiful sideboard is found in the front entry and we can't get over the gorgeous details! The big round mirror with gold trim was the perfect addition, and we love the delicate feel of the gold sconces!

This beautiful sideboard is found in the front entry and we can't get over the gorgeous details! The big round mirror with gold trim was the perfect addition, and we love the delicate feel of the gold sconces!

 And isn't the rug just gorgeous? The soft gray-blue is perfect for any front entry and will hide dirt well.

And isn't the rug just gorgeous? The soft gray-blue is perfect for any front entry and will hide dirt well.

 Aren't these accessories adorable? It's amazing how beautiful small pieces like these make a space feel warm and totally complete.

Aren't these accessories adorable? It's amazing how beautiful small pieces like these make a space feel warm and totally complete.

 This big family room on the main floor is so inviting. The custom furniture turned out gorgeous and the entire flow of the room just feels right. And, we love it when we can add a fiddle leaf fig tree to any space!

This big family room on the main floor is so inviting. The custom furniture turned out gorgeous and the entire flow of the room just feels right. And, we love it when we can add a fiddle leaf fig tree to any space!

 This buffalo check chair looks darling and is super comfortable too, so you really get the best of both worlds. And the gold floor lamp makes it the perfect place to snuggle up and read a book.

This buffalo check chair looks darling and is super comfortable too, so you really get the best of both worlds. And the gold floor lamp makes it the perfect place to snuggle up and read a book.

 The custom sectionals are so unique and this pattern combo really has our hearts. And this side table is the perfect functional addition.

The custom sectionals are so unique and this pattern combo really has our hearts. And this side table is the perfect functional addition.

 Another great functional piece is a beautiful ottoman like this one! It doubles as a coffee table and provides the perfect place to rest your feet. Checkout the nailhead detail—we think they are perfect!

Another great functional piece is a beautiful ottoman like this one! It doubles as a coffee table and provides the perfect place to rest your feet. Checkout the nailhead detail—we think they are perfect!

 And finally, here's a look at the fireplace and mantle. Because it is so gorgeous on its own, we decided to go simple on the accessories here and add just a few jars with greenery and the oversized metal art. It turned out perfect!  In the next few weeks we'll share more rooms from this amazing home, so stay tuned!

And finally, here's a look at the fireplace and mantle. Because it is so gorgeous on its own, we decided to go simple on the accessories here and add just a few jars with greenery and the oversized metal art. It turned out perfect!

In the next few weeks we'll share more rooms from this amazing home, so stay tuned!

French Revival Project: Behind the House . . . Literally

All this time we've been sharing updates on the inside of our fun French Revival project, but there's a lot going on outside the house too! The backyard is also going to be absolutely amazing and is really starting to take shape as of late. Today we decided it was finally time to share a few of our favorite details behind the house!

 OK, we know this isn't the back of the house, but we just love this picture! The sky is so blue and the craftsmanship on this home is just so amazing.

OK, we know this isn't the back of the house, but we just love this picture! The sky is so blue and the craftsmanship on this home is just so amazing.

 Finally, a shot of the back of the house! This folding door is accessed through the home's main living area and leads out to what will eventually be the backyard and patio. 

Finally, a shot of the back of the house! This folding door is accessed through the home's main living area and leads out to what will eventually be the backyard and patio. 

 One of the first things you'll see once you step outside is this beautiful double-sided fireplace. 

One of the first things you'll see once you step outside is this beautiful double-sided fireplace. 

 Check out the detail on the ceiling! The wood planking is so gorgeous and just the perfect touch to this fun space.

Check out the detail on the ceiling! The wood planking is so gorgeous and just the perfect touch to this fun space.

 Beyond the big fireplace are the exterior windows for the dining room and hearth room. If you can remember from previous posts, the curved set of windows is where the dining is located. And way in the back of this shot on the right you can see a second fireplace.

Beyond the big fireplace are the exterior windows for the dining room and hearth room. If you can remember from previous posts, the curved set of windows is where the dining is located. And way in the back of this shot on the right you can see a second fireplace.

 Just a straight-on view!

Just a straight-on view!

 And for fun, another shot of the front because we just love it and all its unique details so much!

And for fun, another shot of the front because we just love it and all its unique details so much!

Choosing Accent Chairs

Whether you are looking for a statement piece in your living room or somewhere comfortable to just relax and read a book, an accent chair is often the perfect solution. 

A luxurious armchair is so versatile and adds both style and function to any space—and choosing the right chair for you doesn't have to be hard! We've got a few tips on what to look for to make things easy on you. Check them out: 

 Photo courtesy Coricraft

Photo courtesy Coricraft

1. Take the size of your space into consideration. If you are working in a small area, look for something with a more slim design. If you have all the room in the world, find a chair that is plump and oversized. Either way, make sure you have enough room to move around the chair and any other furniture nearby.

 Photo courtesy Olivia Jane Interiors

Photo courtesy Olivia Jane Interiors

2. An accent chair should be just that. When it comes to the material of the chair, choose something that contrasts with your sofa. You want the piece to stand out, not blend in. A different pattern or texture will add an element of interest to your space. And don't forget about the pieces you have in addition to your sofa. Visualizing how it all looks with your coffee table, rug, and artwork is a must. 

 Photo courtesy www.foter.com

Photo courtesy www.foter.com

3. Try to create a space that is comfortable and inviting. Instead of just putting a chair in that empty corner, add a side table and a beautiful floor or table lamp. Take it one step further and add some colorful pillows and a comfy throw. 

 Photo courtesy Our Rustic Haven

Photo courtesy Our Rustic Haven

4. Finally, keep comfort in mind. An accent chair should be enjoyed! Since you aren't trying to seat a crowd, pick a chair you would love to curl up and read a book in or that you can just sink into and spend a lazy afternoon daydreaming.

 

 

French Revival Project: Bathtubs

Bathroom fixtures have started to arrive and, while we thought they were beautiful when we were helping our amazing clients pick them out, we have certainly fallen in love with them all over again now that we get to see them in person!

Each bathtub is unique, as you will quickly see, and we are just so happy with how everything is coming together. We hope you'll forgive the "yellowish" tone to these pictures, as the windows are all covered with paper now. Soon the paper will be removed and we will share these beautiful, bright spaces again. So just enjoy for now and let us know what bathtub is your very favorite!

 This beautiful freestanding tub resides in the home's casita bath. The outside has a gorgeous silver finish with a traditional white porcelain interior. Once the protective covering is removed, it will truly be a showstopper!

This beautiful freestanding tub resides in the home's casita bath. The outside has a gorgeous silver finish with a traditional white porcelain interior. Once the protective covering is removed, it will truly be a showstopper!

 Just for fun, we thought we'd share the shower tile found in the casita bath as well. We love the penny-tile floor and herringbone pattern on the walls as they are both classics in our opinion!

Just for fun, we thought we'd share the shower tile found in the casita bath as well. We love the penny-tile floor and herringbone pattern on the walls as they are both classics in our opinion!

 The master bathroom is big and beautiful, and this freestanding white porcelain bathtub adds a soft yet beautiful focal point that is easy to love. And could we love those windows any more?

The master bathroom is big and beautiful, and this freestanding white porcelain bathtub adds a soft yet beautiful focal point that is easy to love. And could we love those windows any more?

 This silver claw-footed bathtub in traditional white porcelain is so whimsical and just perfect for the young girl's bathroom it will be going in. The "feet" may just be our favorite detail of all these gorgeous tubs!

This silver claw-footed bathtub in traditional white porcelain is so whimsical and just perfect for the young girl's bathroom it will be going in. The "feet" may just be our favorite detail of all these gorgeous tubs!

 Another sneak peak of some tile going in, this is found in the shower of the same sweet girl's room. The tile is white and bright with subtle sparkles all around. This picture (which was taken in the dark!) does not do it justice! 

Another sneak peak of some tile going in, this is found in the shower of the same sweet girl's room. The tile is white and bright with subtle sparkles all around. This picture (which was taken in the dark!) does not do it justice! 

It's All About the Accessories!

At this point, we hope you know we have quite the affinity for accessories. And since we love them so much, that's exactly what we'd like to focus on for today!  

We are fortunate enough to be able to work on a wide array of projects both big and small. No matter what size job we are working on, researching to find the perfect furniture, paint, flooring, etc. that we know our clients will love certainly drives us. However, our vision for any finished project ALWAYS includes accessories.

Accessories are what make a space feel complete. They are what brings life to every room! Accessories can add color, texture, and warmth while being totally useful or simply decorative. The best part is that you really get to know a person through their choice of accessories!

Now, we've talked about using accessories before and have shared some fun tips in previous posts when it comes to picking out your own. Today, we just wanted to share a few pictures from a recent photo shoot with one of our amazing clients to show you how placing just a few fun pieces totally transforms your space!

 We are all about incorporating bright pops of color through any means, and, if that means a bowl of fresh produce is the way you do it, we are definitely on board!

We are all about incorporating bright pops of color through any means, and, if that means a bowl of fresh produce is the way you do it, we are definitely on board!

 There's no need to go crazy—sometimes less is more! Colorful cookbook spines can add just the right amount of color without looking overdone, and they are totally useful in the kitchen too.

There's no need to go crazy—sometimes less is more! Colorful cookbook spines can add just the right amount of color without looking overdone, and they are totally useful in the kitchen too.

 This beautiful bunch of lavender is the perfect fresh accessory for any kitchen. It looks and smells amazing!

This beautiful bunch of lavender is the perfect fresh accessory for any kitchen. It looks and smells amazing!

 These gorgeous white hydrangea are always a favorite. They really make this dining space come alive! 

These gorgeous white hydrangea are always a favorite. They really make this dining space come alive! 

 Books are one of our favorite accessories because you can stack or lay them any way you like to create an interesting focal point. Whether on a table, ottoman, or shelf, they always look good! 

Books are one of our favorite accessories because you can stack or lay them any way you like to create an interesting focal point. Whether on a table, ottoman, or shelf, they always look good! 

 Pillows are another totally useful accessory that can brighten any space. We love coming up with various color combinations.

Pillows are another totally useful accessory that can brighten any space. We love coming up with various color combinations.

 This shot just has a little bit of all our favorites: flowers, books, and pillows are always perfect!

This shot just has a little bit of all our favorites: flowers, books, and pillows are always perfect!