Thursday, July 24, 2014

E-design client process

We were contacted by a friend of Bethany's who built a custom home years ago. We went to visit her when she moved in, and this home, perched on a hill with mountainous views, huge windows, lots of light and beautiful custom touches, is one I never forgot. It is a home I would move into in a hot minute.

She just wanted some slipcovers for her existing sofas, and a new rug.  We told her about our Room Design Plan, not just focusing on the sofa or rug, but pulling the whole room together, and she signed up.  Here is a before picture of her living room.

The existing multi colored clock on her mantle was her inspiration and our interview with her lead us down a color path of turquoises, blues, rusts, saddle browns.  We came up with these three looks, and honestly Bethany ran with this one in a big way, so I thank her for her vision and hard work.

Along with the plans, we offered her a roadmap on how to execute the look she chose, and it began with:

and adding pops of color:

We presented these boards to her and created the vision in her room with several props that we brought along, like vases, a fiber rug, and turquoise garden stool.  She fell hard for the scheme with the turquoise over-dyed rug mixed with a saddle brown leather sofa, and turquoise accents.  

This is a client that wants to try to pull it together on her own, now that she has the plan. Although we gave her detailed instructions, we will be at-the-ready if she needs help executing any of it.  It was so fun nailing a look she was happy with. It wasn't hard convincing her that reupholstering old furniture wasn't cost effective so we were happy to enlighten her with several better options!

The best design advice we can give is always start with a plan!


  1. Love the looks and the fab road maps to achieving! Can't wait to see the finished result, great job ladies!

  2. Great plan! I love that a lot of your pieces are interchangeable so she can mix and match from all of the great boards!

  3. What a neat process! Thanks for sharing, and I totally agree about the importance of having a plan or vision!

  4. I always love seeing how you two talented gals work!

  5. As a color addict, I absolutely love these designs!!

  6. Beautiful! I love all the choices and colors!

  7. All the turquoise is gorgeous. It seems to find its way all around my home also.
    I do so love all your lovely photos and stories that accompany them. Thank you for sharing them with the rest of us. I hope you stop by my blog to see some of my oil paintings. Kindest regards, Carolina Elizabeth

  8. I love all the girls have talent!

  9. So pretty!! I love the bright colors and the organic elements

  10. She's lucky to have you ladies on board! Love all the mood boards esp. the second one!


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