Today I am super excited to share a great before and after of a dinning room I did for some good friends. This might be one of my favorites so far because you know this girl loves a good wallpaper, and I was so excited they were game to use it. It think it made the space extra special.
Here above is the before and what it looks like now. We utilized the chair rail to bring in the print of the wallpaper but didn’t let the print take over the whole room.
To give you an idea of what the inspiration board looked like…we followed it pretty closely to original plan!
Above is picture of the room from the front door. Right when guests enter the house they see this welcoming space and again, the wallpaper helps bring interest to the eye immediately.
I love a good sitting nook. We took advantage of the space by having a custom cushion made and I made the pillows. I love the bit of pink pop. We agree we wanted a hint of pink, but felt for the longevity of the room utilizing the color in a pillow would be a great option, so they can trade it out easily in the future.
We added a nice long thin console table to the wall behind the table. This will allow for an extra spot to tuck food during group dinner parties and utilizing that back space well. I also love that the mirrors help to bring even more light into the room.
I love this print! we took the cushions from the ballard design chairs and upholstered them with this fun print. I love how it adds in more color!! Honestly I am a little jealous of these.
What do you think? Do you think you would brave a wallpaper?
I had the pleasure of transforming a home office space for a friend that recently started working from home. See the full post including the inspiration board here.
First for the before.
The space is small, long and narrow. One thing she knew was that she didn’t have enough storage space to accommodate actually working in here. so that was a priority for sure.
And here is the after. For starters we added simple easy ikea bookshelves to surround the window. Our goal was to create a functional spot that mimics a built in without the cost and fuss. Tucking the bench in-between was a great way to make just a hint of extra coziness. The bench is a favorite (cheap!) item have used several times. It is just an easy target piece that is easy to reupholster to make it seem custom. Check it out here.
The plug in library lights mounted above the bookshelves also helps give that custom feel without breaking the bank. They are plug into the wall too! the cord here is tucked right behind the shelf so you can’t even tell, but it gives a nice little additional ambiance, especially when winter comes and the light goes away!
We stocked the shelves with books mixed with little nick necks to help it feel cozy, but again also organized and ready for the work day.
Next we made sure she had a practical open desk for working but also infused some inspiration. I love the way this canvas fills the entire space, and another little library lamp allows for practicality.
I love the print we used for both the custom made window cornices and the pillow. Fabric and cozy pillows help layer in a level of comfort in the space to make it feel extra homey.
Above I zoomed in a bit on the cornices. As I mentioned I custom made these for this space. I will be posting a tutorial on how to, but honestly I was a little nervous to box out custom ones myself, but I love the way they turned out and they were super easy. If you follow me on insta stories you may have seen a big one I just made for my kitchen. Once I get that finished I will post on the process.
So, I was very happy with the way the space came together. I am just jealous of her that she works from home and I don’t!
So I’ve been blessed lately in helping a couple friends decorate their beautiful new homes. Moving into a new big house can be overwhelming with all the space and figuring out what to do with it all. I know because I felt the same way when we moved into ours. I’ve had so much fun starting one room at a time to create a beautiful space for my friends. Check out inspiration for the first room.
Couple fun pieces in this space. First the console is just a placeholder. I found a great one at a consignment shop and I will be lacquering it Kelly Green for them. It will be so pretty!
Art: The print I just love love. My brother in law and I took the picture in a harbor in Maine right before we went sailing. It’s a gorgeous pic! I am so happy they wanted to use it in their home. I am also mixing in Vintage Danish Christmas Plates. Have you ever seen these? They are Royal Copenhagen and very special to me, my mom as always decorated with them, and I thought they would be just perfect in the house.
Chandelier: I plan on looking for a vintage chandelier and then painting it for them. Wish me luck that I find one!
I will keep sharing progress over the next couple months. I think the space is going to be prefect!
I was at my moms house this weekend perusing the new Midwest Living Magazine and I stopped dead in my tracks when I saw this amazing living room my Amanda Reynal Interiors. Heaven in a Home…..
What can I say – this breakfast nook is perfection. I love how cozy it is and all the color that is pulled into the room.
Her bold use of color in the whole space is amazing, and it makes it truly unique.
Her bold use of art is just a dream. I love this updated graphic piece mixed in with her vey traditional decor.
Love the bright pink entry way. As I always say – better brave than boring!
This house is a dream, and I hope when my house is done it feels as amazingly cozy as this one. Great job!
I recently stumbled across Sarah Wit Interior Design on Instagram and when I looked at their work, fell in love with their layers and mixing traditional with updated looks.
This space is incredible. I love love a good small day bed in a living room to create that cozy look.
so many layers of goodness here. Love the green.
Their use of neutrals mixed with pops of color is great!
Hope you all have a great week!
I’m helping a friend pick some new pillows out for her family room. The room is already navy and white and we are going to pop the room a bit with some green. Thought I would drum up some inspiration to get the creative juices flowing.
AGK Design Studio
Sarah Bartholomew Designs