Friday, November 21, 2008

Dining room make-over

  • I wanted to break down all of the changes that took place to transform this dining room from bare and dated , to a classically beachy style.
    • The most obvious change is the colour of the table and chairs , I hesitated painting this set for a long time , it was given to me by my mother and it was a very good quality piece . This was a very country flavoured piece , I would never go out today and pick a piece with this finish , "honey pine" so paint it I did , I now cherish this piece as one of my best makeovers .
    • the chairs fabric is also changed , as well I added upholstery tacs to the seats,for more style.
    • Recessed panelling which is my favourite style of wall trimming.
    • Paint colour , reflecting pool by CIL
    • the swinging door was added a charming feature.
    • the wall accessories
    • the two decorative brackets around the window area
    • the striped rug Dash and Albert
    • the ribbon added to the leading edges of the draped
    • new curtain rod
    • new window casings
    • wall sconce lamps

    Lots of work but not lots of cost still equalling lots of style.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Design plan

Click buy now to order yourself a one room design plan , I will work with you to come up with a detailed plan for you to work from so that on your own you can create a wonderfully warm and beautiful space that reflects your personal style .

Sometimes all you need is a fresh eye and a plan .

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Small improvements

Although it has only 6 years since I had chosen this checkerboard pattern ,I have tired of this look . My choices were limited through our builder and tile has evolved greatly in this time . It being such a small area I decided after finding natural slate for a very fair price it was time to rip it out and install a more stylish and durable option , as it is dark = hides dirt , non smooth surface = non slip , great for families pets and winters.
This photo is however the unfinished product , but you can already see what a huge style difference it has made. I will keep you updated with the finish shots asap.

Last week my home was featured on the Steven and Chris show click the link below to go directly to the episode , if you fast forward to the last 15 minutes you will find me giving a tour of some of the work I have done on my house. Hope you enjoy and get a better sense of what I can do .
"your home should be your haven, a place of refuge that speaks to who you are "