Peeks from Yesterday's Installation

Yesterday we installed "phase 1" of one of our clients' homes.  The day started out like this...


...With a truckload of furniture for the house.  Our clients completely and completely renovated their home so it could better suit their family's needs without increasing its footprint at all.  They were able to remove an unneeded living room to increase their kitchen & dining rooms and the family room is now their main living room.  They moved out for the summer while the renovation took place and have just now moved back in.

My client looooooves color and wouldn't you know her favorite is also my favorite:

{This is an old coffee table that our client's mother turned into an ottoman a while back.}


{The original piece}

We had our workroom -Paul David Design- create a new beautiful mitered top out of an indoor-outdoor fabric for the family room.

She loves green & was looking for a comfortable, happy and FUN vibe in her home.  Her husband is more traditional while she leans a little more towards the modern/colorful end of the spectrum so we ended up with  a sort of "funky" Traditional that's perfect for the family.  Our clients fell in love with their home because of its large big-treed yard, so we really wanted to bring all of that green inside and kick it up a notch.

Here's the living room palette:


The furniture is a mix of new upholstery and casegoods mixed in with family antiques & vintage pieces. 
We had lots of fun taking risks and I looove their apple green front door:


We did a massive pair of botanicals for high-impact in the dining room:


I hung family photos in a gallery wall and Paul & Nancy (of Paul David Design) handled the larger items like the mirrors and botanicals.  Meghan (my assistant) ran around like a madwoman (in a good way :) helping to get it all done in time.  Our client was out of the house for most of the day and at 5:00 we toured it with the family for the big reveal.  It was so much fun!! 

In the end we were all thrilled with  how the house turned out.  I'm insanely lucky to have the all of the wonderful clients I have and this family is really incredibly special.  The kids were already breaking in the chess table we found for them. 

...And Lizzy was breaking in the chairs:

{I can't handle her}

When we're completely finished & Helen takes photos, I'll be sure to share "after" pictures.  Hope you had a great day & thanks so much to everyone for all of the great childcare advice.  We're in the process of finding a nanny now so I'll keep you posted!!
And also thank you so much to my clients!!  (You are amazing.)

xoxo, Lauren

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33 comments:

Erica M. said...

That’s a good idea to make a coffee table into an ottoman. Now it looks even better with the updated fabric on it. Love it!

Pine Tree Home said...

Can't wait. I love blue and green right now...all shades.

Lauren@BaylorSays... said...

Oh I just can't wait to see all the pics...goodness knows you can do green quite well. So excited for you, I can imagine how fulfilling it is for you to see a project 'finished'. Yay!

Good luck with the nanny search, it's tough!! But so worth it in the end when you have someone you trust so much they're part of your family.

Baylor Says...

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

You are the fabric mix master! Looking forward to pictures of the room.

Londen

pve design said...

If I lived nearby, I would apply for the Nanny job just to have you design my interiors.
pve

Carol@SofasandSage.com said...

Hi Lauren. I hope this gorgeous installation confirms for you that you are doing the right thing with your life! I personally think it is impossible to do it all, all of the time, and do it all well. I have twin 14 year old girls and I have been a from- home decorator and a full time one. It's not easy, and the truth is it all balances out as some days being a mom takes more of the day and sometimes work does. It balances out for me over time, not day to day. Anyway, "mommy decorator " is more about schooled designers bringing their competition down, than anything else. Oh, and it comes from mothers with green eyes, too. Fear not, my friend, your talent is propelling you, no matter what. You've already proven you are a force. And you are a fabulous example for your boys. They will see you as they grow as a woman/wife/mom who goes after what she wants, including her kids! :). It will help them choose great wives.

Geb said...

Oh my...I can't wait to see some finished photos. So in love with the green door, and that living room palette is the same as my family room --- so I'm really excited for some inspiration to freshen up my own space!

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

So excited for you. How fun to come home after everything is done. Can not wait to see the pictures.

Alli said...

I'm so excited about this one! I love everything about that palette--colors, prints, textures. I can't wait to see the finished product. Gorgeous, Lauren!

Wives said...

lauren - it looks so fun! yay cant wait to see the finished product. and boy, arent paul and nancy great? youre such a gem for sharing them. great job!

The Kramer Angle said...

I love the palette and can't wait to see the photos!

Gail

Grace Happens said...

that botanical print is GORGEOUS! and i am so in love with those fabrics. green and blue are my favorite colors. can't wait to see more of this room!

dutchbritishlove said...

I love that front door!! And also the fabrics and botanical prints, can't wait to see more!

Laura Burciaga said...

Love the fabrics!! I spy "Hot House"! one of my faves!!

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

The sneak peak looks fantastic! You have such signature look and it's fun seeing it re-translated to suit different clients.

Ellen said...

FUN colors....smiles

Maureen@CheekyinBlue said...

Love, love the door color!

The enchanted home said...

Love the colors of green, white and navy. Very rich elegant and timeless....cannot wait to see more!

Diane James Home said...

Green is also a favorite of mine and the fabrics you chose are wonderful - I can't wait to see Helen's photographs - they are always devine!

kayce hughes said...

Love the color!

under spanish moss said...

What a fun apple green door. Such a bold move that many people would be afraid of. We can't wait to see more. Hope you and your family have a great weekend!
Angela and Renee

Carolyn@SweetChaos said...

Can't wait to see the finished product! I love what I'm seeing so far :)

RLC Interiors said...

I love the colour palette and the fabric choices! So fresh and lovely! Can't wait to see the finished room.

Barbara Bussey {The Treasured Home} said...

Wonderful fabrics! It's going to be wonderful, I'm sure! Good news about the nanny. I had great luck with a woman in her 60's who had raised her own kids and needed extra money. Great experience under her belt. Sort of a Grammy to the kids. Good luck!

Something Gorgeous said...

Sounds like you've really enjoyed the experience. The colour scheme you have chosen is so bright and uplifting. Well done. Good luck with the finished product.

Vintage Home said...

stunning fabric scheme!

Kathysue said...

Lauren, love love the color pallete and the patterns you are using!!! Fantastic, Excited to see the picts of the finished room,
Kathysue

Nas said...

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Beth said...

What a beautiful choice of fabrics! Love your blog! Do you happen to know the wall color and the door color? Love them both!
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Sarah MacMillan {Prairie Perch} said...

What fun it must be to put it all together! Fun and probably tiring to tackle that in one day. Can't wait to see it all finished!

Bdifferent said...

Where do you find bold vintage botanical prints like this one? I absolutely love it !!!
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Megan said...

I really like this color pallette in your clients home. I can't wait to see how it all turns out. Your blog is so inspiring. Good luck on the nanny search! I hope you come across someone that's great for your family!

parkertastic said...

beautiful fabrics! I have a project right now that is using these very colors and a few of those fabrics would just be perfect as accent pillows. Do you mind sharing your fabric source? Thanks much, J.P.
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