It is hard to believe it is already 2015. The past year has flown by and has been a wonderful adventure of interior transformations, weddings, web/graphic design and photography. Here I will focus on interior and home transformations and will post on weddings, flowers, photography and graphic design in Part 2. And, ironically (because I own a very nice camera), most of my project pictures were taken with my phone….
As you can imagine, one of the best things about my job is that with a little wallpaper or paint and a few hours, I can watch a room transform before my eyes. This past year I did several wallpaper projects with some great geometics.
Stenciling is a very fun way to add chic to any room or space.
For the first time, I experimented with painting furniture with metallic paint and absolutely loved the result!
I also tried my hand at making my own chalk paint (add 4 tablespoons of plaster of paris to a quart of paint and about 3-5 tablespoons of water and mix well). I finish the pieces off with Annie Sloan soft wax. Here are some of my creations!
I got to sew a rainbow of window treatments!
And make custom cushions and throw pillows!
I had the privilege of helping a friend recover her couch and chair with paint drop cloths and did some other re-upholstery!
Working with clients to design new homes and spaces is so rewarding. Here I designed this mudroom space that was “stolen” from part of the garage. Unlike some mudrooms, I designed this one with fully closed cabinets to create a very tidy space.
One of my favorite things is doing bathroom and kitchen tile design. This bathroom was a complete gut and turned out gorgeous.
For almost the entire year I have been working with clients Rick and Cheryl on their new construction home. I have helped them with every aspect of the interior design: paint colors, light fixtures, granite, etc. I painted the entire interior, acid stained the concrete basement floor and designed the bathroom and kitchen tile. It’s been awesome to watch it come together and when Jack Frost finally moves somewhere else, they will be able to pour the concrete driveway and it will be complete!
Some of my clients encourage me to be creative with their projects and let me learn while I am creating things for them. I built this table out of reclaimed pallet wood and used a combination of paint and stain to make a statement console table that fits perfectly in the room.
One of the most challenging and satisfying things I did this past year was add decorative molding to the inside and outside of two huge door openings.
And I got to hang this larger than life world map mounted on painted MDF.
People often overlook the beauty of a transformed floor and these two are fab…a garage and an old wood floor!
Finally, during some scarce spare moments during the year, I got to redo my own bedroom. It has pale gray walls, white girly ruffles, purple accents and a display of my flower photography. It is the place where I work on my computer…where I dream and rest; to be at my best and to give my all.
My greatest passion is to create beauty and my greatest blessing is to create it for other people. I am grateful to all of my clients who allow me to live my passion every day. I am excited for what 2015 has in store!