Oh dear. It's been a while y'all. I'll skip out on telling you my excuses for not posting for the most part. Basically, I've been focusing in other areas of my business and life and not devoting as much time as I could to producing new content for you, which then makes me feel like I have nothing worthy to blog or share. Blogging has become a complex creature. It's so easy to check in with you guys on Instagram and Twitter these days that my regular posts begin to feel mundane and unnecessary. But not todayyyyy!
I'll be able to go into more detail soon enough, but the gist is that I recently worked on a little project designing a little DC condo (a living room, bathroom and bedroom, to be exact) and I thought it would be all kinds of fun to share the design plans with you guys here on the blog. First up? The living room.
Here's a super simple floor plan to give you an idea of how it would be laid out:
I still think a chaise or something of that nature between the sofas and the two side chairs would be great to fill that space a bit. That aside, I would toooootally live in this room. My client was a single lady who just moved into her first condo and wanted to create a home that was feminine, versatile, felt collected over time, and would evolve with her through the years. The great thing about all of these pieces is that they are super neutral and practical, but easy to dress up. I'm all but obsessed with the idea of acquiring my own moroccan coffee table, but I'm not sure Trevor is on board. And one day I'll have the space (and the budget) to have two full sofas facing each other. It's the perfect seating arrangement.
When Trevor and I were finishing up our apartment for the Style Me Pretty Living shoot, we needed a large piece of art for over the bar but really didn't want to spend a lot of money. I grabbed a piece of marbled paper from Paper Source and framed it in a large Ikea Ribba frame and called it a day. It worked so well that I went the same route with this design, selecting two of the Ombre Wrapping Paper sheets. I'm all about investing in original art when your budget allows, but this is an easy way to add color and interest without breaking the bank (And allows you to save up for an investment piece in the future!).
I know I totally could have gone with jazzier curtains, but I think the beigey tones in the couch and curtains keeps things feeling calm and serene, and you can't beat the price. Doing window treatments "right" costs a ton of money, so its an area I tend to cut corners with. (When it makes sense to :).)
I also recently wrapped up a really awesome project in the 'burbs for a super sweet family, and I have to say, there is nothing more rewarding than seeing my little vision come to life. This particular family opted for the Design At Your Door option (even though they are local), and they executed every detail so well. Honestly, the easiest clients ever! So things are hoppin' along over here y'all. I have more fun things to share with you so please stay tuned! Hope you all have the best day <3