Monday, June 27, 2016

Summer happenings….

Hi Guys!  Remember me?  I apologize for the radio silence!!  Summer has been 'happily' full-on with my kid's daily swim practices, baseball games, ballet and hanging out with friends at the pool.  Moreover, I've been up to my eyeballs in client projects!!  With my kids home full time, I'm doing my design work part-time and am so thankful for these opportunities.  Here are some snapshots of what has been going on….

My local client has moved into a new house and we will slowly be tackling one room at a time, starting with her powder room!  The minute I mentioned and showed her Farrow and Ball's color Hague Blue, she fell in love.  Here is the inspiration for her powder room….


Painting to start Thursday…….I can't wait to see it in person!!

We also are working on her home office, dining room and kid's rooms.  Hence, the recent order of Mally Skok purple, pink and orange fabrics.  I love her textiles!  I am looking forward to using one or two of these fabrics in her youngest girl's bedroom.  I think it'll be the perfect complement to BM Silver Bells.



I'm also working with a wonderful, repeat client, in South Carolina on her foyer and den.  You might remember my post on hexagon table skirts; well, her dad has graciously agreed to make her a hexagon table top for her foyer table.  Below are the fabric and trim samples I recently sent her for the tailored table skirt.


We are also working on her den and I love it when I get to work with clients whose design aesthetic I just 'get'!  I love her sense of style and every inspiration picture she sends me, I get so excited.

Recently, she sent me the below inspiration she spotted on OKL and you know you 'understand' your client when you have the same exact picture saved on her 'pinterest' design board!


And, lastly, but certainly not least, there's my newest client from Birmingham, AL.  She's a long-time reader and one of my first followers.  While we've never met, I already feel like she is a good friend!  She has always left the kindest and supportive comments on my blog and IG posts.

She contacted me over a month ago to help her with her guest bathroom. She wants it to be timeless;  using classic elements suitable for guests, but she also wants it to be suitable for her 9 year old daughter who will be using it on a daily basis.


The design plan I forwarded to her includes subway wainscoting for a truly sophisticated and classic look, but it also includes a bit of fun and whimsy for her daughter.

This is where Galbraith and Paul fabrics enter the picture to give the bathroom a youthful and fresh feel!


But, we didn't stop at the fabrics and the plan is to include light blue hexagon tiles for the flooring!  It'll be a lot of fun watching this take shape!


So, lots of fun and pretty projects.  This summer has been so great and I'm particularly looking forward to the end of this week when we leave for vacation!!  Two weeks!!  Whoohoo!  Happy Summer!


17 comments:

  1. You continue to impress! Beautiful work as always!

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    1. Thank you Sarah for your sweet comment! Hope your boys are enjoying the summer!!

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  2. Beautiful, Fran! I love that OKL image, what a fun client to have if that's her inspiration image. So glad you're having a fun summer with your sweet kiddos

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    1. Thanks Holly! Got your email! Will respond later this week if that is okay!

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  3. Love seeing these plans..looks like they'll be beautiful spaces! Hope you can share the afters too!

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    1. THank you for commenting! I can't wait to share 'afters', but I have to learn to be patient b/c it can take a very long time !!

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  4. It is all so beautiful! I can't wait to see the results! I love that light blue hex tile :-)

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    1. Hi Lisa, thanks for your comment! I fell in love with the light blue hex tile too!! It's perfect for a kid's bathroom!

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  5. Those fabrics are drool worthy Fran! Have a wonderful vacation! So nice when a client has the same vision/taste as you;)!

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    1. Marley, thanks for your support! I can't wait until vacation!! I hope you're well and enjoying summer!

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  6. Oh my gosh - lovely!!! All of it.

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  7. Love seeing all of your projects, Fran! All so gorgeous! I think you have my wheels turning with that blue hexagon floor tile. Our next project is our kids' bathroom and this would be so much fun. You are killin it lady! XO

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    1. Emily! Thanks for your comment! Too sweet! Loving that blue hexagon floor tile too and was so thrilled my client was open to trying it!! It's been a fun project to work on!

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  8. Love seeing all of your projects, Fran! All so gorgeous! I think you have my wheels turning with that blue hexagon floor tile. Our next project is our kids' bathroom and this would be so much fun. You are killin it lady! XO

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  9. Love all your projects!!! They are all so gorgeous and timeless. You are so talented!

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    1. Thanks Kate!! Means a lot coming from you!! Can't wait for your next chapter - so excited for you!! xoxo

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