It's been a busy year so far and I haven't done much blog posting but I'm hoping to start updating more often. I certainly have plenty to post about but instead of dumping everything into one huge post I'll break it up for you and show you some projects I've been working on over the past few months.
Here's one that I'm currently in the process of ordering all the furniture and materials for. So far, we have been working on the foyer and dining room for Jen who recently moved into this brand new house in Lexington, MA. The first steps for this project included adding new moldings and architectural detail to the walls of the foyer and dining room. We also decided to stain the existing stair treds a dark ebony to match the existing stair railing which was already stained dark.
|Here's what the foyer looked like when I first arrived at the house.|
|And this is what the stairs looked like before|
And here is the after shot of the newly stained stairs and new applied wall paneling. We ran the paneling around the entire foyer and also up the staircase. Both these changes made such a huge difference in the feel of the space. Before, the foyer lacked character but now even before the addition of furniture the space has a lot more style and presence.
Here's a look at what will be going into the foyer for furnishings. We've already ordered a custom wool/sisal herringbone stair runner and custom fit area rug for the entire space and once that is installed these furniture pieces will be making an appearance. (Ignore the drapery rods, those are being used in the dining room).
.....And speaking of the dining room here's what the space looked liked when I arrived. This room already had the paneling on the lower half of the wall but we still felt the room lacked in detail. Also, since this is a fairly large dining room there were some seriously large expanses of empty wall and we were going to need a lot of art if we were going to fill all that empty space. So, instead of spending a fortune on art installations we decided to box out the walls with molding to break up the wall space and also give the walls more depth and interest.
Here's the space before
And here's what the space looked like after the addition of the molding. We painted the moldings to match the existing wall color so the room wouldn't feel too busy. Again, this made a huge difference in the feel of the space. (Ignore the furniture, this will almost all be leaving!)
Here's a look at some of the furniture pieces that will be coming into this space. We also have some really beautiful and fun fabrics that we are using for custom draperies and custom slipcovers for the white chairs which will flank the two ends of the dining table. I'll keep those a surprise for now :)
We're hoping to have this project mostly complete by mid May and then I will share the Afters!
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