Beyond a random collection of ideas

A few weeks ago, I posted about having an amazing new client who is working with an orange and pink color scheme.

I took a couple photos during our initial consultation

Yowza! She isn't messing around with the orange.

This photo is from her bathroom, not her living room (where our attention is currently focused). Just wanted to show you how totally awesome this client's stuff already is.

Here is my next phase in the design process.  I (we actually, I am collaborating with another designer on this project) have collected ideas and images of furniture and finishes that we will be using.  Here is my schematic (I hate the term “mood board”) for the living room.  The pink chairs are a fantasy, the budget can’t afford them, but I have a lead on something similar.  We will be custom making the ottoman out of indoor/outdoor fabric to ensure its durability.  At this point, the scheme is missing accessories.  In this instance, the client has some awesome stuff to work with.  I don’t think we will add anything until the very end.  Utilizing a client’s pre-exhisting accessories is the best way to ensure that a space is personal.

On one wall, we are proposing a mural/wallpaper treatment similar to the images from fromental below.  Again, the budget won’t allow for the real thing, but we have some interesting low budget ideas.

Here is the schematic for the dining area.  This area will include an adjustable height pendant.  When the table is pushed against the wall and being used as an entry table, the pendant will be pushed high like a surface mounted fixture.  When the client is entertaining and the dining table is being used, the fixture can be lowered for a more intimate light.  From the images below, the room seems spartan, but there will be lots going on with the shelving (storage, display, wine glasses and bottles).  Keeping everything else on the simple side will help this room out immensely.

We still have window treatments to figure out and a bedroom to glam up and an office/dressing room to space plan the heck out of!

Stay tuned for more posts about this project.  Today I am working on space planning and meeting with the client again this weekend.

I love working with clients with all budgets and design aesthetics to create a home that special to their family.  I encourage clients to express their individuality throughout the entire design process, this ensures your home fits your needs and will delight you every time you walk through the door.  Email me at jamie@jamiefoleyinteriors.com for e-design rates or if you are local, to arrange for a consultation.

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The Sanctuary Home blog was created in May 2009 to augment my interior design business, Jamie Foley Interiors. Below is the design philosophy that guides my business and this blog. A beautiful house isn’t a home unless it speaks to its occupants and fits their lifestyle in appropriate and unique ways. I believe that design can be approached in two ways. The first is from the gut, what feels right. The second is from a logical methodical perspective. I design using the second approach. I feel that having a reason why a piece is selected, having similar elements in the room or throughout the home makes it feel unified even if the similarities are not obvious to the casual observer. It makes a home feel special and contemplative. Building the interior of a home is a process. I create a plan for investment pieces that will last a lifetime, filling in with less expensive, less important pieces that can be replaced when they wear out or look dated with additional investment pieces or of the moment trendy items that update the home. Using vintage or antique pieces with new grounds a home. If everything in a home is new, it feels like a model home, it has no soul. If you use all old pieces, if feels like you live in a garage sale. The beauty is in the mix. Creating timeless interiors involves using pieces from all design styles. It gives the home a layered look and allows a home to look as if the pieces have been acquired over time. Using furniture from all one style or period makes a home look fussy and intimidating. I look forward to working with clients with all budgets and design aesthetics to create a home that special to their family. I encourage clients to express their individuality throughout the entire design process, this ensures your home fits your needs and will delight you every time you walk through the door.
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