Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Worth the Wait

Too funny that I've been in the bizz long enough now to have helped stage and decorate similar (if not the same floor plans) of different clients.  This one is one of my faves. A sprawling ranch with open spaces and wide hallways.  
Working with this homeowner, Krista was such a great experience.  She was organized, thorough, with a good sense of style.  What did she need me for, you ask? 
Not much. :) but she still made me feel useful and I once again, became the friend that these wonderful women pay to have. :)

We worked together for a little over a year and a half-(there were some delays with closing on the property and hammering out the building details). 
Once it was 'go-time', we were mostly set with our choices (minus a little scare over a suspected pink undertone in the main floor paint color) which was quickly corrected. 

Krista wanted a cottage yet classic feel to her new home and I think we achieved that with how it all came together. Of course with any freshly completed project, she is still looking for the perfect wall art and accessories to make it feel finished but that will come in time. I did a final walk through with her last week and we discussed those finishing touches and she let me snap some pics. 
Krista, it was so great getting to know you! Thank you for allowing me to spend part of the journey with you!
You have a beautiful home to match your beautiful spirit.

 Double sided fireplace between the living and dining.  There was much debate when the house was just studs whether this dining area should be defined with walls and a bulkhead.  We all agreed it needed to be opened up and everyone was happy with the end result.

Her two precious boys were patiently waiting for me to see their new rooms!
Still waiting on baskets for this area, but she is thankful to have these open lockers in a large mudroom for her two active and growing boys. 

 This is the half bath right off of the mudroom area:  Her husband picked out this unique vanity for the space. A nice masculine and modern touch.

Window seat in kitchen with Sunbrella fade resistant fabric.
 Creamy white cupboards with a light mocha glaze.

 Master Bedroom and Bath:
 Wall color is a dusty gray:

 Cool star pendant she's had her eye on for years.  Found just the spot for it over the soaking tub.
  A mix of urban with a classic stained vanity.
 Tile floors that look like wood planks.
 Master Bath walk-in shower:

 Here's their view from the tub! Awesome! No one lives behind them yet to worry about window treatments yet, but someday soon. :)
 Her boys were so excited to show me their bedrooms-with a flying leap onto the bed!

 Here's the boys' bath.  Again, Krista wanted to stay transitional and practical when it came to these shared spaces.  I think this look will age well with them.

Trying to keep the costs down especially as the project starts winding down, clients usually find themselves scrimping in areas that aren't deemed so important.  A boys' bath was one spot we felt we could compromise on flooring.  We thought it WOULD be a compromise to put linoleum in there, but turns out Krista says this is the flooring that gets the most compliments from guests.  It's sheet linoleum from Carpet Bonanza. Not a compromise at all in the end. 

 Again, the energy was contagious with these boys equally excited about the way I moved the furniture around in the living area.

 This slipper chair from Target was the inspiration for the color scheme of the whole house.  She had purchased this before we really started with any of the selections and we kept coming back to it when looking at fabrics, wall color...even island color and bookshelves.
 We chose a taupe base for the island with furniture legs.  
 Here, you can see how the kitchen opens into the living area and dining room beyond. Sorry about the lighting. A photographer, I am not.
We chose a deep navy (Krista's favorite color) for the walls in the laundry off the mudroom.  The simple laminate counter top color didn't lock us into that forever, but we love how rich and fun the color is.

And now it's off to the races this fall with several new construction projects, three kitchen remodels and 7 master bath remodels!! Busy and blessed to be working with such amazing people. 
See you back here soon. 


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Post Peddle

And that's a wrap.

We had an incredible day for the downtown Zeeland Fall Peddler's Market this past Saturday.  Sunny skies, warm temps and a enthusiastic crowd of shoppers. 

I was so happy to be a part of it and to see some of your smiling faces down there.  I will definitely make this an annual gig if they continue to invite me back. :)

It was off to the races as soon as 2:00 rolled around so I wasn't able to snap pics until after 4:00 when much of it had already been picked over but here are a few shots during a break in the action. 

Zeeland is planning on a spring and fall market next year too, so any interested vendors out there, let me know and I will pass along your info to my friend and fearless leader Abby. 

 And now serving up leftovers at both Holland and Zeeland Not So Shabby. 
Holland Store:

 Zeeland Store:

Swing in and check out the marked down goods.Thanks again for your support of my business-for custom orders and encouraging me to keep doing what I love. 
Happy Fall!