TBT ... Design Evolution.

 If you follow me on IG, you know we just returned from a RoadTrip.
 #massachusettstoalabama ... It was one crazy wonderful Ride!

Back at home and hitting the pavement running ... 
and while keeping several projects going I have also been putting plans in motion to update my Webpage and Portfolio.

As I looked through my online Portfolio, I did a little reminiscing about past projects and thought I'd share a few of my early favorites!

Here's a little TBT for you ... oldies but goodies!



I've said this about blogging friends and I will say it about my clients.  I have been so thrilled to work with so many wonderful families and the friendships that have developed make me smile.


In fact, the worst part about finishing up a project with a client is that I don't get to see them as much!


I've read several interesting blog sites lately about picking the right Client/Interior Designer.

One particularly good one was this by Lauren.



Absolute Truth. 
My best clients are the ones that have trusted me the most and let me create.  
The ones that have not worked out so well are those where there is 
no trust or "game" as I call it!


This does not mean that they do everything I suggest ... 
they do give me the rope to do what they hired me to do.


These photos represent the beginnings of a wonderful Interior Design experience and while I don't see them as much anymore they will always be a part of me!



I cannot wait to show you all the new projects ... photos coming soon!

In the meantime, thanks for coming along on my ride as I continue my goal to ... 

Making the World More Beautiful.  One Room at a Time.

xo,

kim

Friday Snip - Its ... Self Absorbed!

It has been a week of temperatures of in the single digits.  And I have been stuck in the house (happily not to have to go out in the cold) while my floors are being redone ... 

Here's what's been happening ... 



1.  Before tackling the multitude of projects Don and I enjoyed this first bottle of wine (that Erin brought to us from Greece!) in our new home.
2.  Ordered this faucet for our new kitchen.  I am giddy! 
3.  Kitchen Wall painted and the Girl is UP!  Will share how I did it ... and love the outcome!
4.  Carpet chosen for stairs to basement.  I wanted happy ... I think it rocks!
5.  Proud of My Auburn Tigers.  They gave us fans quite a ride this year! 
6.  This room will be our Dining Room ... one day soon I hope!!
7.  While I love a good watercolor flower pot ... these are coming off my kitchen backsplash!
8.  Stain chosen for floors ... do you know about "popping" your floors?  Will share what I learned next week!
9.  Dyson.  Rocks.  Just bought this one, my second.  If you are considering, don't hesitate!

We are able to "move in" to our bedrooms on Saturday ... do you hear the angels singing?

Have a wonderful weekend ... temps are going up ... whoop whoop!  
I just might leave the house!!

Making the World More Beautiful.  One Room at a Time.

xo,

kim

Dining Room ... Done!

This space is finally done.  All the little details in place and it is now home for wonderful dinner parties.  And the Mr. has chosen to use it as his office when he is home.  The best complement I could ever receive.  


It all began with a plan to bring in some light. Remember the shimmer of the ceiling?  

And this chandelier?


Beautiful Kravet silk now frames the windows, pulling out the subtle trellis pattern on this Lee Jofa grass cloth.


The Clam Shell dilemma I was having a while ago?  Real or fake?  Then I saw this Coral at Brimfield.  And one day, while looking for a few baskets I happened upon this beautiful one made out of mother-of-pearl.  Much better than the fake resin ones.  Much more affordable than the Coral!  Add some oomph ... bring in orchids and moss.  I am not generally a fan of "faux" flowers.  But there is this store ... Perennial Designs ... I will gladly take any of their faux!!


 The warmth comes from the mix of textures.

Silk ... & ...  Grasscloth

Orchids ... & ... Shell

Gilt ... & ... Wood



Let the party begin!

xo,

kim