The best part of my job is always install day! It is so rewarding to finally see all of the ideas, planning, paperwork, drawings, samples, and hard work that goes into pulling a room together come to reality! Sometimes, installs happen all at once, but other times they progress a little at a time (actually, thats how it usually goes most of the time... don't let HGTV fool you into thinking every project all comes together in one afternoon because that just ain't the truth) and that has been the case with this project. In fact... this home is still in the works, and I was debating whether to go ahead and photograph it and share the progress until we were finished... but in the end I decided that is it WAY more fun to share my work with you than keep it hidden waiting on every single detail to be perfect.
You may remember seeing photos of this dining room from a few months back. We started with that room first, mainly because there was NO furniture in that space and the family needed somewhere to eat dinners together asap - as you can imagine. We all fell in love with this amazing Dinner Party wallpaper by Jill Malek. It is made to look like wine glass rings on the wall... which is just so fitting for a dining room don't you think?
The goal in the master bedroom was to bring in some pattern and texture to warm the space up a bit. We are still planning to put in hardwood floors, add some custom artwork on the right hand wall and possibly some arm chairs at the foot of the bed.
I absolutely LOVE the huge lantern that we hung the vaulted ceiling of the master bathroom. We replaced the existing fixture with this oversized iron lantern to really make a statement and draw the eye to the vaulted ceiling. It pairs really well with the oversized roman shade too.
The layout of this house is a little odd (as are a lot of older homes) and this particular house has a center room that is smack in the middle of everything and basically functions like a hallway. So since it can be seen from basically every part of the house I suggested that we paint it black and have it make a statement rather than trying to blend it in and "make it go away." I LOVE how the geometrical wallpaper (Voyageur by Jill Malek) really pops in contrast to the dark walls.
This project is definitely coming along, even though there is still plenty to be done. Half the fun of interior design is in the process of making a house a home. I can honestly say that I love this home, and the family that lives in it, more and more as we continue to to pull it all together.