Today was presentation day for one of my clients. It seems like my most creative ideas come at the final hour – not sure why. Reminds me of being in college and it only seemed like those few hours before the exam are when all that info would stick in my brain. Guess I like to work under pressure – not sure that's a good thing J. I think having that deadline forces me to sift through all the ideas floating around in my head and zone in on one idea/inspiration.
We have two guest bedrooms to do. We are in the final stages of completing her master bedroom (you may recall prior posts on my bookcase dilemma and artwork inspiration for this project). I wanted to use the existing color palette in the master bedroom as a jumping off point for these remaining two bedrooms – not duplicate the colors but select a color from it to play a much larger role in each of these rooms. The client wants these spaces to feel light, airy and cozy. I went with a palette of cream and light blue for the first bedroom with contrasts of black. The black really helps to ground the lighter neutrals and frame the space.
We're on a tight timeframe to turn this project around so we went with a lot of retailer direct items from Pottery Barn, Williams Sonoma, Wisteria and Ballard Designs.
We're repurposing a lot of the existing furniture and my good friend Andie Smarrelli of BoJams Studio will be painting the bed, chest, mirror and chest in Benjamin Moore Black – yes there really is a paint color that has the actual name of its color and nothing more J. She is an amazing artist and can't wait to have you see her work firsthand on this project! We're also going to reupholster the chair in gorgeous nubby chenille/tweed, Rhapsody Aqua from Thibaut. This chair has so much character and has hardly been used so still is in incredible shape. It's a quality-made piece so it's definitely worth it to reupholster – to purchase something of this quality brand new would probably cost an extra $400-$500.
My clients' son graduates in less than 10 weeks so the count is on to get these rooms completed and ready for all their guests. The good news is my client loved both rooms and is moving forward with everything – love days like this! I'll share the second guest bedroom in my next post so stay tuned.
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