Master Bedroom Before And After

11
SEPTEMBER
2013

We’ve got a fabulous BEFORE AND AFTER to show y’all today!

This B&A is at one of the sweetest client’s homes! Her master bedroom was in need of a a clean-up and an update. She wanted things to be a bit softer, lighter, and a bit less cluttered. Here is what the room looked like before the SummerHouse touch was placed:

Before and After: Master Bedroom // SummerHouse

 

After Lisa and Elish worked a little magic, got some new items on order, re-finished a few of the items the client already had, and rearranged the room, things were looking much better!

Master Bedroom // SummerHouse
The art above the Hickory Chair bed is from View Gallery just a couple of doors down!

Master Bedroom // SummerHouse

Master Bedroom // SummerHouse

Master Bedroom // SummerHouse

So what do you think? Do you like the AFTER pictures?! We loved how it turned out, as did the client. She said she cried when she walked in for the first time after the old had been taken out and the new had taken it’s place! It’s moments like that that make our jobs in this business so rewarding đŸ™‚

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Friday Eye Candy: 9 Inspiring Bedrooms

12
JULY
2013

Happy Friday to you!

To get your weekend started off on an inspired foot, we bring you nine bedrooms all done by SummerHouse designers. With a mix of everything from soft and serene to bright and colorful, we’re sure you’ll find a room that really speaks to you!

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9 INSPIRING BEDROOMS BY SUMMERHOUSE

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Guest Bedroom design by Lisa Palmer // SummerHouse

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Master Bedroom design by Lisa Palmer // SummerHouse

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Master Bedroom design by Lisa Palmer // SummerHouse

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Master Bedroom design by Lisa Palmer // SummerHouse

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Master Bedroom design by Lisa Palmer // SummerHouse

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Master Bedroom design by Elizabeth Gullett // SummerHouse

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Guest Bedroom design by Lisa Palmer // SummerHouse

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Girl's Bedroom design by Lisa Palmer // SummerHouse

See something you like? Let us know!
See something you want for yourself? Give us a call! Our talented design staff is ready to assist.

HAPPY WEEKEND!

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A Modern Girly Girl’s Bedroom

31
MAY
2013

We’ve got a great bedroom to show you today!

Our leading lady Lisa Palmer (and her fab assistant Elish) completed this adorable teenage girl’s bedroom a while ago, but we just now made it a point to get some good pictures of it!

MODERN GIRLY GIRL'S BEDROOM BY LISA PALMER // SUMMERHOUSE

Blue + white teenage girl's bedroom | Designed by Lisa Palmer // SummerHouse

Lisa says, “She is sort of a modern girly girl. She wanted a feminine, soft, restful bedroom, and she wanted to keep everything light. She wanted fabrics and colors to be soft.”

Blue + white teenage girl's bedroom | Designed by Lisa Palmer // SummerHouse

“It all started with the peacock!” Lisa says. This Lauren Barksdale painting has a beautiful palette of blues from which to choose, and was the perfect jumping off point.

Blue + white teenage girl's bedroom | Designed by Lisa Palmer // SummerHouseBlue + white teenage girl's bedroom | Designed by Lisa Palmer // SummerHouse

“She has a great sitting area that she and her friends can use as a gathering spot. She really uses her room a lot,” says Lisa.

Blue + white teenage girl's bedroom | Designed by Lisa Palmer // SummerHouse

Blue + white teenage girl's bedroom | Designed by Lisa Palmer // SummerHouse

Blue + white teenage girl's bedroom | Designed by Lisa Palmer // SummerHouse

“She really wanted something mirrored in the room, so we went with this Bungalow 5 mirrored chest.”

Blue + white teenage girl's bedroom | Designed by Lisa Palmer // SummerHouse

Blue + white teenage girl's bedroom | Designed by Lisa Palmer // SummerHouse

Blue + white teenage girl's bedroom | Designed by Lisa Palmer // SummerHouse

Blue + white teenage girl's bedroom | Designed by Lisa Palmer // SummerHouse

We love this room and think it’s the perfect blend of fun and sophistication! Good work, Lisa!!

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Neutrals + Blues

28
MAY
2013

Last week we talked about how busy Todd and Tina have been lately with several big projects, and we’re here to share the second of the two big installs they’ve had recently! (If you missed the blog post about their big outdoor install, check it out here!)

This install isn’t 100% done, but it’s looking so great that we couldn’t help but share a few photos! We’ll have more in the near future when all of the finishing touches have been added!

Designer Todd Prince says he loved working on this home and helping create a relaxing, inviting atmosphere with his selections. The foyer is beautifully detailed with a piece of art from View Gallery and a completely custom entry table. (Todd had the table built, the skirt custom made, and the custom stencil applied!)

Design by SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

The keeping room in this home is filled by a Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams sectional, Lauren Lachance artwork, and a fantastic Club Cu concrete table. The Lee chair in the corner is also a beautiful, soft touch! So pretty!

Design by Todd Prince | SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS Design by Todd Prince | SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MSThis Lee Industries sofa, Mottega lamps, and Hickory Chair side tables are the perfect start to this living room! The custom Kerry Joyce pillows add just the right amount of color.

Design by Todd Prince | SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MSIn the breakfast area of the home, Todd had a custom table made and surrounded it with Artesia chairs. All of the tabletop is from SummerHouse, and we’re all in love with the Lauren Barksdale landscape hung on the wall!

Design by Todd Prince | SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

Lastly, we bring you the master bedroom! This cozy, restful, spa-like retreat was created to be a get-away from everyday life. The custom bedding, Kerry Joyce pillows and Mr. Brown lamps beautifully accent the Vanguard uphostered headboard the Compendium Vanguard side tables.

Design by Todd Prince | SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

Who wouldn’t feel relaxed in this home?! Great work Todd. You nailed it, yet again!

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More Gorgeousness

You might remember the teaser we shared last week about the home that hosted the photo shoot for the Mistletoe Marketplace steering committee! Well, we’re here to deliver on our promise of more photos from this stunning residence designed by our very own Lisa Palmer… Are you ready?!

Ladies and gentlemen… Feast your eyes!

Eastover Residence // designed by Lisa Palmer // SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS Eastover Residence // designed by Lisa Palmer // SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

When Lisa first started on this project, the house had not been updated in about 20 years. It was beautifully done, but it was a lot of bright color and pattern, and the client wanted something lighter and softer.

“We started with rugs from NOLA Rugs in New Orleans and went from there.” says Lisa. “We worked with some of her antique pieces and added new pieces that will be future antiques for her.”

Eastover Residence // designed by Lisa Palmer // SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS
The painting in this photo is by Brent Smith out of Mobile. His work is breathtaking!!

Eastover Residence // designed by Lisa Palmer // SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS Eastover Residence // designed by Lisa Palmer // SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MSEastover Residence // designed by Lisa Palmer // SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS
Eastover Residence // designed by Lisa Palmer // SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

The painting in the dining room was a commission of the client’s cousin Martha Rea Baker from Santa Fe. Lisa worked closely with Baker on this piece, which turned out beautifully.

Eastover Residence // designed by Lisa Palmer // SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS Eastover Residence // designed by Lisa Palmer // SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS Eastover Residence // designed by Lisa Palmer // SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

Working in the sun room was a bit of a challenge, but Lisa was able to overcome all obstacles and make this room absolutely fabulous! “It was important to the client that they had an unincumbered view of the lake. It was a challenge because there was a television and not much wall,” says Lisa.

Eastover Residence // designed by Lisa Palmer // SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS
It’s easy to see why the client insisted on having a clear view. This lake is SO pretty!

Eastover Residence // designed by Lisa Palmer // SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

B. Viz Pillow // SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

Lisa says, “The only thing we worked with in the bedroom was the rug. Then we found that beautiful B Viz pillow! She really wanted that room to be a respite where she could really relax.”

Overall, Lisa says she loves working with homes that have a lot of history and personality. “And not only did this home have history and personality, but my client has a long history in the community and LOTS of personality! I love working with her,” Lisa says.

We say, job well done!!

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Photo Shoot at a Pretty House

15
MAY
2013

Yesterday, we had a great time at a dear client’s beautiful home getting set up for a photo shoot for the Mistletoe Marketplace Steering Committee!

Photo Shoot at a Beautiful House

Talented photographer Allison Muirhead got some great shots of the fun Junior League gals (and talking to all of them got us excited about Mistletoe Marketplace even though it’s not until November!)

While the photo session was going on, we walked around the rest of the house and snapped a few shots of this GORGEOUS home. Here are a few teasers… More photos to come in the very near future!

Design by SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

Design by SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

Design by SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

Design by SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

Design by SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

More photos of this home will be up next week! Stay tuned!

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Tranquil Retreat in Delta Magazine

10
MAY
2013

Our very own Elizabeth Gullett was featured in the latest issue of Delta Magazine! This tranquil retreat out in Brandon has a very beachy feel, specifically designed by Elizabeth to compliment the home’s location on the water! When we went out for this shoot, we really did feel like we were on vacation when really we were only minutes from home!

You may remember seeing a few behind-the-scenes shots in this blog post from a few weeks back.

Now, we give you… The actual spread!

DELTA MAGAZINE FEATURES SUMMERHOUSE

Tranquil Retreat by Elizabeth Gullett // SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

Tranquil Retreat by Elizabeth Gullett // SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

Tranquil Retreat by Elizabeth Gullett // SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

Be sure to go out and grab a copy of this month’s Delta Magazine so you can read the full story!

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High Point Market Recap!

06
MAY
2013

We sent a team to High Point Market last week to scope out the latest in furniture and home decor trends, and the report they came back with was outstanding!

Marty, Lisa, Todd, and Elizabeth got some amazing new furnishings for the showroom floor, but since we don’t have any of them yet, they also brought back literally hundreds of pictures for us to see so the rest of us could feel like we were there.

Since we couldn’t put all of their pictures up, here are a few of the highlights!

SummerHouse Staff with Thom Filicia
SummerHouse Staff with Thom Filicia
SummerHouse High Point Market Recap | Spring 2013
Beautiful new buffet/console from Vanguard
SummerHouse High Point Market Recap | Spring 2013
We love the new eyelash trim detail Lee Industries now offers on their upholstery!
SummerHouse High Point Market Recap | Spring 2013
How gorgeous is this desk!?
SummerHouse High Point Market Recap | Spring 2013
This waterfall milk glass table from Tara Shaw took everyone’s breath away!
SummerHouse High Point Market Recap | Spring 2013
What a great light fixture!
SummerHouse High Point Market Recap | Spring 2013
Great idea for snazzing up a traditional wooden dining chair
SummerHouse High Point Market Recap | Spring 2013
That’s limestone, which our team fell deeply in love with this market!
SummerHouse High Point Market Recap | Spring 2013
Vanguard now offers custom striping on case pieces! How great is this table?!
SummerHouse High Point Market Recap | Spring 2013
Another great shot of a lodgey setting at Vanguard. This beautiful buffet table looks so different in this setting than it does in our store!
SummerHouse High Point Market Recap | Spring 2013
Lacquered metal and teak planking were used by Artesia for a new outdoor collection
SummerHouse High Point Market Recap | Spring 2013
GREAT sectional for a media room!
SummerHouse High Point Market Recap | Spring 2013
Very cool bedroom setting at Hickory Chair
SummerHouse High Point Market Recap | Spring 2013
This entire photo is absolutely breath taking!
SummerHouse High Point Market Recap | Spring 2013
Concrete and mirror side table from Lee Industries
SummerHouse High Point Market Recap | Spring 2013
Really fun and modern tufted chair!
SummerHouse High Point Market Recap | Spring 2013
Elizabeth getting cozy in this beautiful tall back chair

Overall, the team says the trends they noticed were things they see fitting in really nicely into SummerHouse designs!

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{  Return to Refined Interior Elements  }

Do you have a favorite trend you’re excited to see more of in the near future?

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Welcome To The Jungle

29
APRIL
2013

Designer Elizabeth Gullett and her fabulous assistat Patricia Robbins completed the install of a cute little boy’s room last week that we are dying to share with you!

Keep in mind, this is only a peek at the room, as the room dweller was very excited about his new hang out space and wasn’t in the mood to let us take a whole bunch of pictures!

Elizabeth was told by the boy’s parents that they wanted there to be a little bit of a theme in the room, and that it had to be kid friendly (of course!), so Elizabeth went with a loose jungle theme!

It turned out beautifully, and is the perfect combo of little boy + clean, timeless design.

WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE // SUMMERHOUSE

By Designer Elizabeth Gullett | SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

By Designer Elizabeth Gullett | SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

GREAT JOB, ELIZABETH!!

Stay tuned for more photos from this project coming soon!

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What’s New { Part Two }

Happy Monday!
We hope y’all had a stellar weekend!

To brighten your day a little bit, we’ll go ahead and show you Part Two of our most recent showroom update! (In case you missed Part One on Friday, take a peek real quick!)

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MSSummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

Don’t forget that the Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Special Order Event is going on right now, and to go alongside that, Lisa has marked down a lot of what is on the showroom floor! So come see us, sooner rather than later (before the sale is over!)

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“Home Away From Home” Master Bedroom Design

15
APRIL
2013

Lisa and Elish have a beautiful ongoing project with a very dear client who lives in a fantastic Fondren home, and the master bedroom in this home has recently been completed!

HOME AWAY FROM HOME // SUMMERHOUSE // RIDGELAND, MS

Lisa on this bedroom:

“When I first met with my client, the first thing I noticed about this room was that the original furnishings were out of scale. The bed was too small for the space, the side tables were too small, and the rug was too small. So my challenge was to make sure that the pieces I selected would fit in this very large room with large walls and tall ceilings.”

Fondren Residence by Lisa Palmer | SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

“My client wanted a sitting area where they could watch television, but they also wanted to be able to watch television from their bed, so I had that challenge too.”

Fondren Residence by Lisa Palmer | SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

“The client wanted the bedroom to be a “home away from home.” My design approach was to make it light and airy and soft so I chose fabrics that were a mixture of natural linen, velvet, and even a washable velvet on the swivel chairs and ottoman in the sitting area. When you’re going white on upholstery, that kind of thing is important!”

Fondren Residence by Lisa Palmer | SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

Fondren Residence by Lisa Palmer | SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

“There’s a lot of custom work in this space as well. The bed, the etagere, the desk, and the side tables were all custom made. In fact, the desk was touched by four different artisans!”

Fondren Residence by Lisa Palmer | SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

Fondren Residence by Lisa Palmer | SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

“There was some renovation in the space as well. We changed an old, low cased archway by raising it and adding old beams. We redesigned the fireplace, mantle, and stonework to give it a fresh look. And we repainted all the walls.”

Fondren Residence by Lisa Palmer | SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

Fondren Residence by Lisa Palmer | SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

Fondren Residence by Lisa Palmer | SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

“The room is now updated, bright, and I think really beautiful.”

This is what we call a MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!
What is your favorite aspect of this space?

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Behind The Scenes: Delta Magazine Photo Shoot

Yesterday, designer Elizabeth Gullett and sidekick Laurel Donahoo spent the afternoon at a photo shoot for Delta Magazine! The shoot was of a GORGEOUS master bedroom that Elizabeth designed perfectly, using soft blues, grays, and whites. Here’s a peek at what you can expect in the next issue of Delta Magazine!

Master Bedroom by Elizabeth Gullett at SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

Master Bedroom by Elizabeth Gullett at SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

Master Bedroom by Elizabeth Gullett at SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

Master Bedroom by Elizabeth Gullett at SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
Photographer Greg Campbell in action

We can’t wait to see the finished product!

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Pink Bedroom Perfection

25
MARCH
2013

Our new Designers Guild bedding is here!

We are all crazy about how pretty this perfectly pink bed is! The floral pillows are causing everyone to take a second look at this beautiful grouping! And it’s easy to see why…

PINK BEDROOM PERFECTION //SummerHouse

Pink Bedroom Perfection | SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
Pink Bedroom Perfection | SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS
Pink Bedroom Perfection | SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

We’re so in love! Hurry up, Spring!
Do you like this pretty pink as much as we do?

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A Few Of Our Favorite Beds

22
JANUARY
2013

After several days of bedroom-heavy projects, there has been a lot of bed talk up here the past few days!
Upholstered beds, in particular, have been popular topics of discussion.

A bed, of course, is the focal point of most any bedroom. Choosing a fabulous bed is SO important!

Here is a handful of the beds that get our designers really excited!

Vanguard Cleo Bed– One of the most loved beds amongst the designers!
Vanguard Cleo Bed– One of the most loved beds amongst the designers!
Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Preston Bed
Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Preston Bed– Todd particularly loves this one!
Hickory Chair Simone Bed
Hickory Chair Simone Bed — Chelsea actually has this bed in her own home! Such a beauty!
Oly Studio Diego Bed
Oly Studio Diego Bed — Elish and Elizabeth are crazy over this pretty bed!
Oly Studio Dakota Bed
Oly Studio Dakota Bed — One of Betsy’s faves!
Hickory Chair Left Bank Bed
Hickory Chair Left Bank Bed — The one on our floor gets lots of attention!
Vanguard Hastings Bed
Vanguard Hastings Bed — One of our best sellers!
Hickory Chair Fifth Avenue Bed
Hickory Chair Fifth Avenue Bed — Lindsey loves this one!

Which of these beds brings the biggest smile to your face? Do you have a favorite?!

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Upscale Cabin Underway

Lisa is currently working on a very exciting project that we all can’t wait to see come to completion! This upscale cabin, a second home for a very dear client, is going to be gorgeous!! It is currently under construction!

Here’s a peek at some materials being used in the Master Bedroom of “The Cabin…”

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

And here are some samples of things to be used in the powder room and dining area!
SummerHouse Hunting Lodge, Phase 1

The kitchen will have a fabulous rich, dark countertop…
SummerHouse Hunting Lodge, Phase 1

And could these selections for a bedroom at a rustic lodge be any more perfect!?
SummerHouse Hunting Lodge, Phase 1

We are all so excited about this project we can barely stand it! We’ll be sure to keep you posted on the progress!

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Texture + Tone

Lisa and Elish have a couple of room designs underway that are beautiful displays of texture and tone! All of the creams in one of the rooms come together beautifully to create a soft and very interesting palette. All of the different blues in the other room blend beautifully because of the different textures and patterns.

SummerHouse // Ridgeland, MS

Stay tuned for pictures of these rooms later on as they start coming together!

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Foreshadowing

[ Happy Monday, everyone! ]

We hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

We’ve got a lot of excitement in the works around here, including a guest post for a blog that we completely adore! Until that post goes live, we can’t say too much, but wanted to give you a sneak peek at the room we’re featuring in that post. This little girl’s room is feminine, modern, and outright fantastic!

Monogrammed Headboard | SummerHouse, Ridgeland, MS

This guest post should be up in the next week or so. We’ll keep you updated!

Hope your week is off to a great start!

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A Beachy Before + After

How about a great BEFORE + AFTER to get you through the rest of the day?

SummerHouse Designer Elizabeth Gullett was approached by a client who was in need of a bedroom update.
This client was in love with a particular bedroom pictured in Coastal Living and asked for Elizabeth’s help in giving her bedroom a similar feel.

BEFORE
BEFORE

Elizabeth says, “The feeling in that picture was great. It was the exact feeling we wanted to achieve– fresh and beachy and clean. But the client’s house is very refined with lots of antiques. If we did the same look in the picture, it wouldn’t have flowed with the rest of her house. We took the feeling in the picture and made it applicable to her home.”

Design by Elizabeth Gullett | SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

Design by Elizabeth Gullett | SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

Design by Elizabeth Gullett | SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

Design by Elizabeth Gullett | SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS

The client, whose home is located in the beautiful Annandale neighborhood of Madison, said the project turned out even prettier than the picture! She was so happy, which of course left Elizabeth with a huge smile on her face!

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A Brand New BEFORE & AFTER

15
OCTOBER
2012

{{ let’s update, shall we? }}

We’ve got a very inspiring BEFORE & AFTER to show today! It is amazing what a great design mind (which would be Lisa’s mind, to be precise!) and a few new things can do for a space!

All of these rooms are in the same house, and all of them turned out just beautifully! This particular client wanted to update her home, keeping some of her favorite pieces while adding some new ones. Take a look at these before and afters!

BEDROOM

BEDROOM BEFORE AND AFTER

Bedroom AFTER
Bedroom AFTER

The rich new wall color, the lighter/brighter bed, bedding, and drapery, and the punchy pillow make SUCH a difference in this bedroom!

FOYER

Foyer BEFORE
Foyer BEFORE
Foyer AFTER
Foyer AFTER
Foyer AFTER
Foyer AFTER

New wallpaper, a custom light fixture, a new buffet, and some updated accessories take this entry from drab to exciting and welcoming!

LIVING ROOM

Living Area BEFORE
Living Area BEFORE
Living Area AFTER
Living Area AFTER
Living Area AFTER
Living Area AFTER
Living Area AFTER
Living Area AFTER

What a dramatic change! The updates Lisa did to this space opened up the room while simultaneously making it feel much warmer. Cleaner lines, simplification of pattern, and just an overall cleaned up new scheme make all the difference in this beautiful living area!

SUNROOM

Sunroom BEFORE
Sunroom BEFORE
Sunroom AFTER
Sunroom AFTER

The client’s daughter actually painted the beautiful piece of art over the love seat, which was the starting point for the sunroom. The wall, the floor, and the furniture were all changed to bring this space into modern times! We love the deep turquoise chair and pillows that ground the space. Just gorgeous!

Which room’s changes are your favorite?

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