Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Project Updates

This afternoon I had the best surprise in my inbox. I had gotten a few update photos from my e-design client, Julie.

To bring you up to speed, here is a photo of the room when Julie and I first started working together. The plan was to bring in new bedding in the form of custom quilts, pillows, window treatments, a new light fixture, shelving for the purple wall, and then a work area with a drop-leaf table to left of the window. Julie already had plans to make the most of that back corner by building a cabinet (you can see a sample mock-up in this photo below). All of that is still happening but a few plans have changed.


Here was our initial plan...



As much as Julie was really looking forward to having the quilts made for the girls (and it was going to be a major element for the room), she was having second thoughts. She knew it just wouldn't be as easy to transition in the future. And I have to say, I agreed with her 100%.

So our plan changed, and I proposed this new variation of the plan...


The white ruffled quilts are so pretty and perfect for the girls. We brought in each of the girls favorite colors in the pillows, and then that fabric at the bottom right will be the fabric for the window panels that we are having made. The fabric will bring in the purple, green, and blue.

Today, Julie sent me a few photos of their work in progress and I was beside myself at how great it looked! They had gotten a chance to install the new chandelier in the room (previously there was a ceiling fan here which you can see a little bit in the first photo). They also installed the shelving on the purple wall (they painted the side details white), and the quilts got delivered too.


I'm amazed at how great the room already looks with the new chandelier and the new quilts. Julie has done such a great job. A friend of hers made that piece of artwork on the top shelf too. It's a fun piece of art that makes this room special for the girls. Well, that's the update and I'll be sure to keep you posted with more updates.

It is such a great feeling to see my designs/ideas/thoughts come to life in this room. I've really enjoyed working with Julie and I'm thrilled to be able to share the progress with all of you.

I've got another project that I'm engrossed in so I may be posting lighter, but I'll be sure to check in when I have something good to share.  Thanks for reading!


13 comments:

  1. I love where the design ended up going. I think you were so right in doing the white duvets. Can't wait to see the finished product.

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  2. How exciting, Holly! Your updated board and fabric choices are so fun and fresh! The girl I was helping chose one of those exact pillows! The chandelier is such a nice replacement for the ceiling fan, I'll hire you if you can talk my husband into that change! :)

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  3. Yay!! Love the new window treatment fabric!

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  4. So fun to see this coming together! Those ruffled elements are too cute! And I share Traci's love of the curtain fabric!

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  5. Holly, this is excellent progress, love the addition of the white bedding and the window fabric is perfect for bringing it all together. Fun to watch this project take shape, great job!

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  6. I love how this is taking shape. The window treatments are going to be so perky and fun... Awesome, awesome!!!

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  7. I love the white bedding ... I think that was a great choice! Especially with the bright walls. I love that you're taking us through this design journey -- so fun! :)

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  8. Great job! I love the idea of the white quilts and then adding color with the pillows and accessories. This way, changes can be made later on, with ease on the wallet! Great job! :)

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  9. Good for both of you for being so flexible! And that was definitely a great idea by you to do the white bedding, I think it kicks up the sophistication level a bit! Love those pillows and the drapery fabric. This has been so cool to watch progress!! So excited for you, Holly!

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  10. Hi Holly. I’m awarding your blog with The Liebster Blog Award! Congratulations!

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  11. I love how you grounded the room with some solid cream. Good job Holly!

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