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

Back to the Home Tour ... Our Living Room ...

A couple of weeks ago on my Friday Snip-its ... I discussed brick.

To paint or Not to paint.

The images I shared ... I agree with you totally.  DON'T Paint.

But here's what I have ... and no, the fact that a lightbulb is out is NOT the problem!



Do you see how DARK it is in that back wall and in both corners.  I tried so many ways to keep the brick and lighten it up.  

Then, I took the jump.  And painted the whole damn thing.  WHITE.

Here, I was playing with mantel colors.  Mustard.  I am not a fan of Hot Dogs.
This was short lived.


The little bar area also had no light.  I loved it ... but I just need LIGHT!


Here is is today.  White Brick, White behind the bar ... and a little door treatment in the bar area.

Red Mantel. Fun for now.

The LIGHT.  Oh how I love the LIGHT.


The Bar.  White Walls. Portrait Light. Pattern on the Doors. Love.
John Gonella Art



Again, the Before ... 


The Original Dark Corner.  Now has Light.
Favorite piece of Jane's Art.


The Whole After ... 

No Shades on Chandelier.  White Brick. Portrait Light.

Making my life brighter!


Things continue to change with the wind.  But I am so much happier with the Light.

I have fallen in love with New England.  But when it is dark at 4:30 in December, I need the light.  The painted brick delivers the goods.  

In my case.  It was necessary to Paint the Brick!

Glad you stopped by for another visit ... have a wonderful week!

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

xo,

kim