One of the biggest dilemmas that my interior clients have is how to “zhush up” their spaces. It takes a lot of accessories to turn a house into a well curated home. Here are some of my go-to’s.
We have slowly been working on our basement the past few months. The latest project was this set of orange built-ins. This is a really big (and awkward space.) The area on the left is about 9 inches deeper than the other two areas. Here is the before.
While this side is pretty much done (aside from me finding a third matching basket at HomeGoods) the other side is a bit more laborious.
I want this to be an area where the girls can hang out, read a book, or even serve as another bed for sleepovers (the length is that of a twin bed.) I was just going to just add a custom cushion and call it a day.. but as I ponder it over in my head, the project seems to grow (story of my life.)
So, we will be creating an upholstered bench. Here are some pictures for inspiration.
Wish me luck!
It’s no big secret that I am a lover of gold spray paint. I wanted to share yet another tryst in our long, laborious affair.
My parents bought this table in 1977, the year they bought our beach condo. It was in rough shape (totally rusted and scratched) and didn’t make the cut after the redesign. So I loaded it into the truck and hauled it home hoping to use it somewhere on our back porch that was being built at the time.
Well, 20 minutes and a few coats of gsp and she has a whole new life- currently being used as a bar cart on the porch.
Images by Jan Michele Photography
I have received a few requests about the bamboo chairs on our porch. Here is what they looked like when I received them. E actually thought that I chose this fabric. Obviously, we need to have a lesson on 70’s decor.
Here they are now in Trina Turk’s Trellis fabric.
I bought them here. They arrived and needed some serious TLC (the legs would actually fall off when you sat in them.) Now they are sturdy, strong and GORGEOUS!